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 To Headline Five Music Festivals Across US In 2020
The iconic heavy-metal rockers of Metallica can be found headlining a handful of U.S. rock festivals next year. The group has been teasing a special announcement over the past week with a countdown clock and mysterious video clip. Then, they revealed the news. Metallica will headline five music festivals,... Read more
Metallica, Players Championship Headline Weekend Onsales
Metallica’s 2020 festival performances and The Players Championship are among tickets going on sale this weekend. Metallica made headlines recently after canceling their Australia and New Zealand dates to allow vocalist James Hetfield to seek treatment for addiction. This week, the band made another announcement that they would hit... Read more
Metallica Postpones Tour Dates After James Hetfield Enters Rehab
Metallica has announced that it will be postponing upcoming dates on its WorldWired tour in Australia and New Zealand due to lead singer and co-founder James Hetfield entering a treatment program for substance abuse. Tickets to the performances, which were to run in October and November, will be fully... Read more
Metallica To Play Benefit Concert For Charitable Foundation Next Year
The metalheads of Metallica will hit the stage in San Francisco next spring to benefit their charitable foundation All Within My Hands. The Helping Hands Show is slated to take place on March 28, 2020 at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco. The two-year old charity was created with... Read more
Metallica Named Top-Selling Touring Band In The World
Metallica has been crowned as the Kings of the Metal World, but now, they’ve officially been named the top-selling touring band across the globe. According to Pollstar, Metallica has sold approximately 22.1 million tickets since 1982, bringing in around 1.4 billion in sales. Acts like AC/DC and Ozzy Osbourne... Read more
Mexico vs. Argentina Claims Weekend Best-Seller Spot
International friendlies continue to prove themselves popular as Mexico vs. Argentina’s match took the top-selling event spot this weekend, according to Ticket Club sales data. Argentina’s match earlier this week against Chile ended in a 0-0 draw, while Mexico emerged victorious in their last game with a 3-0 win... Read more
Billboard Bombshell: Live Nation Admits Artists Scalp Own Tickets
In a rare admission of a commonly known tactic among industry insiders, Live Nation told Billboard that the company has facilitated the practice of bands and promoters directly moving their ticket inventory through resale markets – scalping their own held-back tickets – without them ever being made available to... Read more
Elton John Rockets to the No. 1 Spot on Tuesday Best-Sellers
The legendary Elton John took the mid-week number one best-selling position, Ticket Club sales data revealed. The singer’s Boston performance, a stop on his Farewell Tour, was yesterday’s top-selling event. The “Rocket Man” came out on top in Pollstar’s 2019 mid-year touring charts with a $82.6 million gross, based... Read more
Album Bundles Are Causing Conflicts Within The Music Industry
The Billboard charts have been around for decades, proving to artists and fans which records are the hottest-selling in the industry. However, album bundles have tarnished the charts’ reputation, making insiders question: who really hit No. 1? Album bundling has become more and more popular over the past few... Read more
Garth Brooks’ Stadium Tour Tops Mid-Week Best-Sellers
Garth Brooks’ ongoing stadium tour took the top spot on yesterday’s best-selling events list, Ticket Club sales data reveals. Eric Clapton, who just announced a brief U.S. tour, scored a few spots on the list, along with the 17-year-old rising indie-pop star Billie Eilish and Mexican singer-songwriter Pepe Aguilar.... Read more