Metallica will bring their 'WorldWired Tour' to Europe next summer.

The heavy metal titans - James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett - will kick off their mammoth run in Lisbon, Portugal, on May 1, before bringing the tour to a close in Mannheim, Germany, on August 25.

The 'Nothing Else Matters' rockers will hit up the UK and Ireland in June, with a stop at London's Twickenham Stadium on June 20, as well as gigs in Manchester on June 18, and Dublin's world famous Slane Castle on June 8.

The 2018 Polar Music Prize-winners will be joined by support acts Ghost and Bokassa on the tour in support of their 10th studio album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct'.

Announcing the dates on Twitter, they wrote: ''We're returning to the UK & Europe next summer for a run of outdoor gigs at stadiums, parks, & even one at a castle! Our friends @thebandGHOST and @Bokassaband will be joining us along the way. Tickets on sale 9/28 @ 10 AM local time. Fan Club presales begin 9/25. (sic)''

Tickets go on sale on September 28 from 10am.

Metallica's 2019 'WorldWired Tour' dates are as follows:

May 2019

Weds 1st Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio do Restelo

Fri 3rd Madrid, Spain, Valdebebas

Sun 5th Barcelona, Spain, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

Weds 8th Milan, Italy, San Siro Hippodrome

Fri 10th Zürich, Switzerland, Letzigrund

Sun 12th Paris, France, Stade De France

June

Sat 8th Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle

Tues 11th Amsterdam, NL, Johan Cruijff Arena

Thurs 13th Köln, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion

Sun 16th Brussels, Belgium, Koning Boudewijnstadion

Tues 18th Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium

Thurs 20th London, UK, Twickenham Stadium

July

Sat 6th Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion

Tues 9th Goteborg, Sweden, Ullevi

Thurs 11th Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken

Sat 13th Trondheim, Norway, Granasen

Tues 16th Hameenlinna, Finland, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto

Thurs 18th Tartu, Estonia, Raadi Airport

Sun 21st Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium

August

Weds 14th Bucharest, Romania, Arena Naționala

Fri 16th Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Sun 18th Prague, CZE, Airport Letnany

Weds 21st Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy

Fri 23rd Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion

Sun 25th Mannheim, Germany, Maimarktgelande