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 Announces Pay-Per-View Livestream Benefit Show
Metallica has announced that it will perform a rare acoustic set for a livestream audience, with proceeds going to benefit the group’s All Within My Hands foundation. The performance is scheduled for November 14 at 2 p.m. (pacific time), with a simultaneous auction to benefit the foundation. Tickets for... Read more
Metallica Set to Take “Stage” August 29th at Encore Drive-In Nights
Metallica will be the first rock act to take the stage for the Encore Drive-In Nights series, performing for the broadcast at drive-in screens across the United States and Canada on August 29. The band will perform for cameras near its Northern California headquarters, its first performance in nearly... Read more
Louder Than Life Festival Asks Fans To Defer Tickets To Save 2021 Event
Louisville’s Louder Than Life festival has been cancelled, and while organizers hope to throw an even better event in 2021, they’re asking fans to help them financially by deferring their tickets. Over the weekend, the rock festival – which was slated to be headlined by Metallica from September 18-20... Read more
Metallica Announce Altered Tour Schedule Amid Virus Concerns
Metallica was slated to headline a handful of festivals this spring, however, due to coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, Danny Wimmer Presents has cancelled three of the festivals. The rock group was slated to headline Epicenter from May 1-3 in North Carolina, Florida’s Welcome To Rockville from May 8-10, and Sonic... Read more
Metallica Cancel Festival Gigs As James Hetfield Continues Treatment
Metallica has been forced to cancel their headlining sets at two festivals this summer while frontman James Hetfield continues his recovery from substance abuse. Last year, the group announced that they would headline five festivals this summer. Now, the band will no longer be performing at Sonic Temple in... Read more
Scheduling Conflict Forces Metallica To Postpone San Francisco Benefit Show
Metallica had to postpone its second annual acoustic benefit show in San Francisco, calling themselves “too ambitious” ahead of the original date. The All Within My Hands foundation benefit concert was set to be held at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco on March 28. However, the metal group... Read more
Disturbed, Lynyrd Skynyrd Among Welcome to Rockville 2020 Lineup
Florida’s annual Welcome To Rockville festival revealed its 2020 lineup, which is set to be headlined by rock icons Lynyrd Skynyrd, Disturbed, Godsmack, and Deftones. The festival, set to take place at the Daytona International Speedway from May 8 to 10, previously announced that Metallica will headline the festival... Read more
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