Hard-rock icons Metallica will perform July 7 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens on a North American tour announced Monday in support of the album “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct.”
Tickets will cost $55.50-$155.50 and are scheduled to go on sale 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at all Ticketmaster outlets, including Ticketmaster.com and by calling 800-745-3000. A variety of fan-club and VIP-package presales begin at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14.
The Live Nation-produced tour, which opens May 10 in Baltimore, includes a July 5 stop at Camping World Stadium in Orlando. Opening acts are Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat.
Last seen on Sunday night’s Grammy Awards telecast in a thundering throwback performance that was only slightly wounded by a distracting duet with Lady Gaga (Tony Bennett was busy), Metallica will be making its first proper North American tour since 2009. That tour backed the Grammy-winning album “Death Magnetic,” stopping at the BB&T Center in Sunrise (then known as BankAtlantic Center), while also celebrating Metallica’s induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame that spring.
All ticket purchases for the new tour come with a digital or physical copy of “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct,” which debuted at No. 1 in November and prompted a wave of critical praise for its balance of legacy and ambition. Rolling Stone found an album that “shreds back to vintage ’80s terror,” while the New York Times sees a band that has “embraced its adulthood, reclaiming the attack of its music while jettisoning the image of a hard-rock band as young, fast and out of control.”
The tour includes a charitable component through Metallica’s new All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds to support a variety of national and local charities, including music-education programs and food banks. At each stop on the tour, Metallica will raise money for the foundation with prizes that include backstage passes, pit passes, seat upgrades and a meeting with the band. For more information, visit Crowdrise.com/Metallica.