After such a long time, rumours of Metallica gearing up for a world tour are beginning to bubble. With a new album on the way, there's little reason that the metal four-piece shouldn't return to perform live for millions of loyal fans across the globe, especially since the band have pretty much promised a tour of the US unlike any other. If you have been waiting all this time to see your favourite heavy metal band in action, then you can rest assured that as soon as Metallica begin their tour, you'll be able to find all manner of tickets to their shows right here at Ticketbis.
Titled Hardwired...to Self-Destruct, Metallica's upcoming album is already causing a stir with music critics and fans alike! Reportedly lasting nearly 80 minutes, consisting of two discs, it's looking like there's a valid reason for the album being so long-awaited. With their previous album, Death Magnetic, having been released 8 years ago, there's little doubt about the excitement regarding the new album, and its accompanying single, "Hardwired". Rolling Stone labelled the single "Breakneck" and "crushing", and even Kirk Hammett promised, "It's metal, it's heavy."
Considered both a good thing and bad, Metallica concerts have always had an unpredictable edge. Several years ago, an unfortunate hiccup regarding the show's pyrotechnics actually resulted in lead singer James Hetfield catching fire live on stage! Obviously, the concert had to be cancelled but fortunately, a slightly singed Hetfield was back on stage some days later. On the other side, good things also happen during Metallica’s live performances: as we all know, the guitarist Kirk Hammett always has a bandage around his hand, giving him the ability to play his guitar much faster. During one of the band’s concerts, one of the fans also had a bandage wrapped around his hand to imitate his music idol. Due to being such a loyal and good fan, this fan got to go on stage and play Hammett’s guitar for a while. Every show is a surprise and you never know what to expect. What will next time happen? Buy your Metallica tickets today and find it out for yourself!
The band has been active since 1981 and has so far released ten studio albums, being the last one “Lulu”, which was released in 2011. Metallica has been considered one of the “big four” bands next to Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax that have founded the new musical style “trash metal”, a heavy metal subgenre which is known for its fast tempo and aggression. The four members have always looked up to bands such as Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Queen, AC/DC, Rush, Aerosmith and Scorpions, which all wound up being big influences when it came down to creating their own musical style. The band’s passion for music and the unique combinations of the different musical genres have launched Metallica to stardom selling more than 110 million albums worldwide. The four members have released over 37 singles, made 25 music videos and were even inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. To top it off, five of their albums debuted at number one on the American charts. Needless to say, watching Metallica take the stage is obviously something you can’t miss out on, and if you don’t buy your Metallica tickets and attend one of their incredible concerts, you may well live to regret it!