Founded in the early 1980s, Metallica has become one of the most enduring names in heavy metal. The band has released a total of nine studio albums, including a record-breaking five consecutive No. 1 debuts on the Billboard 200. Metallica achieved this record in 2008 upon the release of “Death Magnetic,” which was RIAA-certified Platinum about a month after it hit store shelves. Overall, Metallica is within the ranks of the top 20 bestselling artists of all time.

Metallica has a dedicated fan base when it comes to live performances and sells out concerts around the world. The band’s 2008-2009 tour was so successful in North America that a second full-length leg was added for late 2009. In Europe, the band sold out all its headlining dates for spring and summer 2009.

Metallica replaces Green Day in 2012 Voodoo Experience
With Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong checking into rehab in September, the band’s appearance in this year’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience was cancelled, leaving a limited time frame for the event to find another high profile act to fill the void. But 2012’s Voodoo Experience did just that,... Read more
Metallica, Il Volo tickets on sale throughout the weekend
Tickets to upcoming concerts from Il Volo are among the onsales for the weekend ending May 28 as compiled by TicketNews®. The Memorial Day weekend begins with tickets to two upcoming concerts from Il Volo in Atlantic City, NJ. Set for September 1 and 2, the concerts will be... Read more
Hard rock band Metallica develops and headlines eclectic summer music festival
After years of headlining others’ festivals, heavy metal band Metallica is finally playing one of its own. The first Orion Music + More Festival will take place on June 23 and 24 at Bader Field Airport in Atlantic City, NJ. More than 20 bands will join Metallica during the... Read more
Metallica plots exclusive 30th anniversary fan club concerts
Thirty years is a long time for a career in music, and Metallica wanted to celebrate its milestone year in a big way. The band will mark its 1981 formation by holding a series of exclusive fan-club-only shows at the end of this year. The four-date concert series is... Read more
Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax join forces for Big 4 Festival
Those holding out hope for a “Big 4” tour of North America will have to keep waiting. Thrash metal titans Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax announced today, January 25, that they will share a stage in the United States for the first time ever — but only for a... Read more
Daily tour recap: Metallica, Static-X and more
Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 7, 2009. Famed Irish rock band U2 continues to break ticket sale records and add tour dates for the upcoming 360° Tour. Six new shows have been booked for North America due to... Read more
Ticketmaster to use paperless ticketing in Canada for Metallica concert
“Ticketmaster to Launch Paperless Ticket(tm) Technology in Canada With Upcoming Metallica Concert At MTS Centre” WINNIPEG, Manitoba and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) April 2, 2009 – Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (Nasdaq:TKTM) operating business, today announced that they will launch their Paperless Ticket(tm) technology with Metallica’s October 12th... Read more
Keith Urban, Metallica tickets on sale throughout the week
Tickets to catch Metallica’s upcoming national tour as well as additional dates on the upcoming tour of Keith Urban are on sale throughout the week ending April 4 as compiled by Ticket News. This week’s onsales begins Wednesday with tickets to catch famous funny man Jerry Seinfeld live in... Read more
Metallica tour charges ‘Death Magnetic’ for North American return
After a surprise performance on March 20 at South By Southwest, heavy metal icon Metallica was on its way back to Europe to complete the remainder of the band’s spring/summer tour there. But national fans won’t have to wait long for more concerts on this side of the Atlantic.... Read more
Daily tour recap: Metallica’s World Magnetic tour, Neil Diamond, and more
Today’s recap includes tour announcements, concert industry updates and more as compiled by TicketNews on October 20, 2008. At the top of the news today, we have some details on U2’s deal with tour promoter Live Nation, which the band signed back in March. Live Nation recently registered approximately... Read more