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.

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
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
Since their introduction earlier this year, paperless tickets have become a high-profile option for artists who want to make sure their fans get the best seats in the house. For promoters and venue managers of arenas, the initial concern was the ease and efficiency in getting the fans into... Read more
Metallica, which kicks off the first leg of a new world tour on October 21, has made history with its ninth studio album, “Death Magnetic,” as the only band with five albums debuting at No. 1. The album was released worldwide September 12, a Friday. It sold close to... Read more
The tour recap for the day features tour announcements, date additions and cancellations as compiled by TicketNews on September 16, 2008. At the top of the news today are two stories of concerts falling victim to the economy’s current rough patch. After completing just a few dates on its... Read more
Metallica dominates TicketNews’ exclusive top events rankings for the week ending September 14, capturing the number one spot in the Top Combined Events rankings and in the Top Concert Events rankings. The band, whose first studio album in five years, “Death Magnetic,” was released last week, is getting ready... Read more
When Metallica plays the 02 in London, ENG on September 15, they will be using Ticketmaster’s new paperless ticket system for the first time in Europe. Ticketmaster first used this new technology in the United States on Tom Waits’ Doom and Glitter theatre tour this past June and July.... Read more
Tickets to catch rapidly rising pop artist Duffy in concert as well as ticket pre-sale for the upcoming Metallica national tour are on sale throughout the weekend ending September 1 as compiled by TicketNews. Today offers a chance to snag tickets to catch a myriad of artists in concert.... Read more
The heavy metal icons of Metallica have announced plans for an extensive North American tour in support of their first studio album in five years. The ten-track “Death Magnetic” is slated to hit the streets on September 12, and the band will follow shortly thereafter on October 21. The... Read more
Metallica will play both days of Neil Young Bridge School acoustic benefit concert. “Does two acoustic gigs in our hometown mean that we’re sick of the studio again? Nah . . . not really . . . but we are honored that we have been invited to appear at... Read more