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Metallica to play Etihad Stadium

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Metallica's WorldWired Tour has confirmed its return to the UK, this time for two outdoor gigs at Manchester’s Etihad Stadium and London’s Twickenham Stadium.

The band will be appearing at the home of the Blues on Tuesday, June 18, 2019. Tickets go on sale on 28 September at 10am at

The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK since their indoor run of shows between September 2017 and May 2018 that broke attendance records in 29 venues across Europe.

Kicking off May 1, 2019 at Lisbon’s Estadio Restelo, the 25 newly-announced WorldWired shows across 20 countries include a dozen cities not visited on those 2017-2018 legs of the tour—including Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Brussels (for the first time since 1988), Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest and Gothenburg, and a first-ever appearances in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland and Tartu Estonia.

Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates.

The Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will also be returning for the tour: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 UK/Europe tour. From Amsterdam to Zurich and all points between, Black Ticket holders need only choose the show (s) and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets* will be available for 598 Euros, more info here

As with most of Metallica’s WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of standard physical or standard digital copy of the band’s 10th and current album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. 

And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired...To Self-Destruct. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show’s ticket stub at

Enhanced experience options will also be returning in partnership with the team at CID Entertainment: Three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the "Memory Remains" traveling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.

The UK Tour Dates are:

18 Jun 2019: Manchester Etihad Stadium

20 Jun 2019: London Twickenham Stadium

Tickets for Metallica go on sale to the general public on Friday 28 September at 10am at

Disabled Tickets - General admission

Wheelchair and walking ambulant tickets will be available from the venue and can be purchased when the sales window opens, subject to any qualifying criteria, by calling +44 (0)161 444 1894 (option 4). Please note age restrictions apply to pitch standing tickets.

Wheelchair platforms are located on all levels of the stadium, excluding the pitch. Further access information can be found at

Age restrictions  – General admission

The following age restrictions apply for this concert; a child aged under 14 may not enter the Stadium unless accompanied by an adult aged 18 or over, and that child must be in possession of a valid Ticket for the Event they are attending.

Children aged under 12 cannot enter the standing area for the Event and must have a valid Ticket for one of the seated areas and be accompanied by an adult (aged 18 or over).

Children aged 14 to 17 may buy a Ticket without the need for an accompanying adult.

Only one Ticket for a child aged between 14 or 17 may be purchased in a single transaction unless at least one Ticket for a person aged 18 or over is also purchased in that transaction.

Please also note that in allowing entry in to the Event for children under the age of 18, the Club adopts the adult to child ratios* recommended in the NSPCC guidelines (located at which are: (i) 0-2 years - 1 adult to 3 children; (ii) 2-3 years - 1 adult to 4 children; (iii) 4-8 years - 1 adult to 6 children; (iv) 9-12 years - 1 adult to 8 children; and (v) 13-18 years - 1 adult to 10 children *subject to maximum ticket purchase allowed per person.


Hospitality packages are available from Manchester City.

To discuss the different options, please contact the Etihad Stadium’s hospitality team on +44 (0)161 385 2012.

Platinum Box - £299pp +VAT

• Private Box on level two

• Private balcony to watch the concert

• Three-course pre-concert buffet

• Complimentary beer, house wine and soft drinks

• Car parking

Restaurant Package - £295pp +VAT

• VIP padded seat on level two

• Three-course pre-concert meal

• Complimentary beer, house wine and soft drinks until end of main artist

• Car parking 

Bar Package - £199pp +VAT

• VIP padded seat on level two

• Two complimentary drinks

• Cash bar and food available for purchase

• Car parking 

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