After shaking up the SXSW festival last week with a greatest-hits set, Metallica have jetted back to Europe for the remainder of their World Magnetic Tour. But fear not, U.S. and Canadian fans – the heavy-metal icons will be back on this side of the pond in the fall.
The tour’s second North American leg kicks off in Nashville on Sept. 14, winding through cities the band missed during their first round of dates on the continent in 2008 and early 2009.
The 26-city trek will hit five Canadian cities — Montreal, Winnipeg, Toronto, Ottawa and Quebec City — before wrapping up in San Jose on Dec. 12.
“European Summer Vacation, part 2,347 will end on August 2, so that can only mean one thing … more dates in the U.S. and Canada!” the band wrote on their website.
“We just rocked Austin at SXSW and are super psyched that we’ll be back in North America visiting our friends in the Fall as the World Magnetic Tour keeps rolling on. We had an amazing time on the last run in ’08 and early ’09 and we are so ready to do it again!”
Tickets for the Canadian shows go on sale April 4. Pre-sale offers will be available to members of the band’s official fan club, MetClub.
Metallica released their latest album, “Death Magnetic,” in September. The album debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, making Metallica the only band to have five consecutive No. 1 album debuts on the chart.
Here are Metallica’s upcoming Canadian dates:
– Sept. 19 – Montreal, QC @ Bell Centre
– Oct. 12 – Winnipeg, MB @ MTS Centre
– Oct. 26 – Toronto, ON @ Air Canada Centre
– Oct. 29 – Ottawa, ON @ Scotiabank Place
– Oct. 31 – Quebec City, QC @ Colisee Pepsi