They'll be in the continent well into next year.
With Spring and Summer 2017 set up for their extensive North American dates, Metallica have finally announced the schedule for the European leg of their WorldWired Tour which will take them into 2018. Also, they reveal support from the Norwegian band Kvelertak.
Metallica announce their European tour dates
Following their show at the Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton, Canada, Metallica will journey to Denmark to play their postponed gig from February 5th at Copenhagen's Royal Arena on September 2nd 2017, with Aphyxion as the special guest.
The first date from their newly announced itinerary finds them in the Netherlands doing a two-night show at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam on September 4th. They'll then hit countries the likes of France, Germany, Belgium, Portugal, Spain, Italy and Sweden before concluding at the Hartwall Arena in Helsinki on May 11th 2018, their second date at the venue in the Finnish capital. Plus, they'll be doing two nights at London's O2 Arena in October 22nd and 24th 2017, as well as shows in Manchester, Birmingham and Glasgow.
Metallica don't plan to add any further dates to this tour, which is in support of their latest album 'Hardwired... To Self-Destruct', released in November 2016. Co-produced by Greg Fidelman - with whom the band worked on their 2008 album 'Death Magnetic' and their 2011 collaboration with Lou Reed 'Lulu' - the record sold more than 800,000 in its opening week and peaked at number one in the US with a number two spot in the UK.
More: Metallica announce their North American dates
Their forthcoming US dates will kick off on May 10th at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium, and will also see them perform Rock On The Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 21st.
Tickets for the European dates are due to go on sale from March 24th 2017, and all tickets come with a free copy of the album - either digital or physical.
Sept. 4, 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Sept. 6, 2017 - Amsterdam, Netherlands - Ziggo Dome
Sept. 8, 2017 - Paris, France - AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 10, 2017 - Paris, France - AccorHotels Arena
Sept. 12, 2017 - Lyon, France - Halle Tony Garnier
Sept. 14, 2017 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
Sept. 16, 2017 - Cologne, Germany - Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22, 2017 - London, England, UK - The O2 Arena
Oct. 24, 2017 - London, England, UK - The O2 Arena
Oct. 26, 2017 - Glasgow, Scotland, UK - The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28, 2017 - Manchester, England, UK - Manchester Arena
Oct. 30, 2017 - Birmingham, England, UK - Genting Arena
Nov. 1, 2017 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
Nov. 3, 2017 - Antwerp, Belgium - Sportpaleis
Feb. 1, 2018 - Lisbon, Portugal - MEO Arena
Feb. 3, 2018 - Madrid, Spain - Wizink Center
Feb. 5, 2018 - Madrid, Spain - Wizink Center
Feb. 7, 2018 - Barcelona, Spain - Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10, 2018 - Turin, Italy - Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12, 2018 - Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
Feb. 14, 2018 - Bologna, Italy - Unipol Arena
Feb. 16, 2018 - Mannheim, Germany - SAP Arena
Mar. 27, 2018 - Herning, Denmark - Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29, 2018 - Hamburg, Germany - Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31, 2018 - Vienna, Austria - Wiener Stadthalle
April 2, 2018 - Prague, Czech Republic - O2 Arena
April 5, 2018 - Budapest, Hungary - Sports Arena
April 7, 2018 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
April 9, 2018 - Stuttgart, Germany - Schleyerhalle
April 11, 2018 - Geneva, Switzerland - Palexpo
April 26, 2018 - Munich, Germany - Olympiahalle
April 28, 2018 - Krakow, Poland - Tauron Arena
April 30, 2018 - Leipzig, Germany - Leipzig Arena
May 2, 2018 - Oslo, Norway - Telenor Arena
May 5, 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
May 7, 2018 - Stockholm, Sweden - Ericsson Globe
May 9, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
May 11, 2018 - Helsinki, Finland - Hartwall Arena
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