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.

(Very) Early NBA Excitement, Kentucky Derby Make Best-Sellers
It was a sports heavy day in the market, as seven of the Top 10 best-sellers in the secondary market on Sunday were sporting events, with basketball in particular heavily represented. The 2019 NBA All-Star festivities had two of the top three, with the ASG itself at No. 3,... Read more
Metallica Once Again Dominant in Best-Seller Look
The best-sellers on the secondary marketplace continue to be completely dominated by Metallica, as the rockers once again claimed almost the entire list as their WorldWired tour continues to rack up audience attention and dollars. Only Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennado Golovkin II outdid Metallica on a single-event basis, with... Read more
ZZ Top/John Fogerty and Joan Baez Dates Headline Sales
As always, it’s a wildly busy Friday in ticketing, with thousands of dates up for grabs across the spectrum of the entertainment world. Headliners include tickets for the upcoming co-headlining tour from ZZ Top and John Fogerty, as well as farewell tour dates from folk legend Joan Baez. Other... Read more
Metallica Rules the Roost on Tuesday Best-Seller Rundown
If there was any question about the continued popularity of venerable metal outfit Metallica, today’s list of top sellers in the secondary market should put that to bed, as the California-based rockers took nearly every spot in the Top 20 from Tuesday’s data courtesy of Ticket Club. The rematch... Read more
Justin Timberlake Rules Ticketing Best-Seller List
Justin Timberlake had a banner day on the secondary markets, coming in with five of the Top 20 best-selling events on the day Monday, including the top spot for his December 10 performance at the Spring Center in Kansas City. A Denver performance came in at No. 9, while... Read more
Canelo-GGG II Headlines Tickets On Sale Tuesday
After a stellar first edition fight in the fall, Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are set for a rematch in May, and tickets to that bout are set to go on sale at 10AM local time for the general public. That fight – taking place as the first did... Read more
Metallica Tour Announced; Includes Unique “Black Ticket” Option
Venerable rockers Metallica are heading out on the road, and they’re offering an interesting wrinkle to their most hardcore fans – a single-purchase ticket which allows for floor access to any one of the tour’s stops. The “Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket” is limited to 250 fans, according... Read more
TicketNews 2017 In Review: Top Selling Concerts
This past year had its ups and downs – but in times of trouble, live music consistently proves a popular refuge from the real world. As it comes to a close, TicketNews is taking a look back at the best selling concerts of 2017. As is evident from just... Read more
TicketNews 2017 In Review: Top Selling Tours
As the year comes to a close, TicketNews is gathering data to determine ticket market breakdowns for the best sellers of multiple categories in 2017. (See Cities and Venues here). For 2017, duo or group tours made up a notable number of top sellers; understandably, as they’re able to... Read more
Live Nation Forces Metallica to Abandon Ticket Resale Crackdown
News broke over the weekend that Metallica’s planned crackdown against ticket resale for upcoming gigs in the United Kingdom is going to be scrapped. Apparently the band’s own concert promoter – Live Nation – was behind the change in plan. This news shouldn’t be terribly surprising, however – Live... Read more