Legendary rockers Metallica set massive tour schedule with 2 shows in Arlington
The legendary heavy metal rock band Metallica's massive M72 world tour will find them playing two nights in every city they visit, including August 18 and 20, 2023 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
The tour, taking place throughout 2023 and 2024, is currently scheduled to go to 22 cities around the world, starting with Amsterdam, Netherlands on April 27. The Arlington concerts, the only stop in Texas, are part of the initial North American leg of the tour, running from August 4 to November 12.
In a November 27 announcement, the band promises that each stop will feature a "No Repeat Weekend," with two completely different setlists and support lineups at each concert. Joining them in Arlington will be the reunited North Texas band Pantera (touring for the first time in 22 years) and Mammoth WVH on August 18, and Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills on August 20.
The tour, which will feature a new in-the-round stage design that relocates the Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, is in support of the band's new album, 72 Seasons, their first new release in six years.
The shows will include a number of unique ticketing options, including two-day tickets, discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age, and the I Disappear full-tour pass for fans who want to travel to multiple cities.
Two-day tickets will go on sale on Friday, December 2 at Ticketmaster.com, and will include the option of pre-ordering 72 Seasons on vinyl and/or CD. Single day tickets will be available beginning January 20.
Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets in the U.S. beginning 2 pm Wednesday, November 30 until 10 pm Thursday, December 1 through the Citi Entertainment program.
A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation, which aims to assist and enrich communities through career and technical education programs in the U.S., combating food insecurity, and donating to disaster relief efforts worldwide.