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.

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
Tickets On Sale: Friday, October 27, 2017
It’s Friday, which means a huge list of tickets on sale for sports, concerts, and comedy shows alike. Headlining today’s list is Kenny Chesney’s Trip Around The Sun Tour next summer, coming to a number of stadiums from April to August. Other country musicians going on tour next year... Read more
Band Together Bay Area Concert for Wildfire Relief Announces Impressive Lineup
Metallica, Dave Matthews, and G-Eazy will headline Band Together Bay Area- a concert organized by local business and community leaders to raise money for families impacted by the destructive firestorm that hit Northern California. The event is scheduled for November 9 at San Francisco’s AT&T Park. Dave Matthews will... Read more
UK Ticket Crackdown May Leave Hundreds Out Of Upcoming Metallica Shows
Fans who purchased resale tickets to Metallica’s upcoming UK tour stops at the O2 Arena in London, SSE Hydrow in Glasgow, the Genting Arena in Birmingham and the Manchester Arena worry they will be denied entry given the arenas’ united force against ticket “touts”, or scalpers, at the request... Read more
Market Heat Report: Weekend Plans Dominate
Today’s Market Heat Report reveals last night’s plans; eight spots were occupied by Sunday night concerts and sports games across the country. Numbers 1 & 2 on the report were held by Metallica in San Diego and Kendrick Lamar in Los Angeles, and another San Diego show by Ed... Read more
Market Heat Report: Madrid Comes to Chicago Tonight
Tonight’s Major League Soccer All-Star Game, which brings together the finest players in the U.S. league to battle it out with one of Europe’s most popular teams, Real Madrid FC at Soldier Field Stadium in Chicago, captured the top spot in today’s rundown of the TicketNetwork marketplace. Real Madrid... Read more
Market Heat Report: Concert Season Underway, Football Season Ahead
As the month of July wraps up, music-lovers rushed to take advantage of summer concert season while they still can, grabbing last-minute tickets to day 2 of The Classic East festival in New York featuring Fleetwood Mac, Journey, and Earth, Wind & Fire, a Guns N’ Roses show in... Read more
Market Heat Report: Sporty Day in the Marketplace
People had a thirst for some of the top sporting events in the next couple of months on Tuesday, as 13 of the Top 20 sellers in the TicketNetwork marketplace – including each of the top six – were professional sports. Top billing went to Conor McGregor and Floyd... Read more
Market Heat Report: Aaron Judge Provides MLB Fireworks
New York Yankee rookie Aaron Judge put on a monster show in his winning the MLB Home Run Derby on Monday night, knocking several 500-plus home runs for the screaming fans in Miami. That event was the No. 1 seller in the TicketNetwork marketplace for the day leading up... Read more