METALLICA have announced that they will bring the “WorldWired” full-on stadium experience to South America for six headlining shows featuring special guests GRETA VAN FLEET. The ‘perks’ of METALLICA‘s current tour will remain in place, including the “Wherever I May Roam” Black Ticket and Enhanced Experiences brought to you by CID Entertainment.
April 15 – Santiago, Chile @ Estadio Nacional
April 18 – Buenos Aires, Argentina @ Campo Argentino de Polo
April 21 – Porto Alegre, Brazil @ Arena do Grêmio
April 23 – Curitiba, Brazil @ Estádio Couto Pereira
April 25 – São Paulo, Brazil @ Estádio do Morumbi
April 27 – Belo Horizonte, Brazil @ Estádio do Mineirão
METALLICA fan-club presales will begin on Monday, August 19 at 10:00 a.m. local time for Legacy Members and 11:00 a.m. local time for Fifth Members.
Tickets for all four Brazil dates will be available for online purchase beginning Thursday, August 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time, with the box office on sale following at 12:00 noon local.
Tickets for Santiago go on sale Thursday, August 22 at 11:00 a.m. local time.
Tickets for Buenos Aires will be on sale on Tuesday, August 27 at 10:00 a.m. local time.
According to Billboard‘s Boxscore data, the summer 2019 leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” tour grossed more than $70 million from 13 shows. The highest-earning date ($8,194,075) took place on June 8 in Meath, Ireland, where a near-capacity crowd of 71,122 saw the band perform at the iconic venue Slane Castle. The second-biggest concert ($6,745,329) happened on July 6 in Berlin, Germany, where 68,452 fans were packed into the sold-out Olympiastadion.
Music industry trade magazine Pollstar recently named METALLICA one of the top-earning hard rock and metal tours of the “2019 Midyear” reporting period, which covered the six-month range from November 22, 2018 to May 22, 2019.
The group’s 21 North American “WorldWired” arena shows during the reporting period grossed a total of $41.7 million, good for an average per-show gross of $1.99 million. With an average attendance of more than 16,000, the band moved nearly 350,000 tickets altogether.
On a per-show basis, METALLICA did even better internationally, as five of the six European stadium concerts the group performed in May grossed a combined $28 million thanks to an average attendance of more than 58,000. Altogether, the band grossed $69.7 million in the six-month reporting period, making the group the fourth highest-grossing act in the world during that time behind only Elton John, Pink and Justin Timberlake — each of whom sold fewer tickets but had a higher average ticket price.