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.

Today’s recap includes special event announcements, tour updates and more, as compiled by TicketNews on April 7, 2009. Famed Irish rock band U2 continues to break ticket sale records and add tour dates for the upcoming 360° Tour. Six new shows have been booked for North America due to... Read more
“Ticketmaster to Launch Paperless Ticket(tm) Technology in Canada With Upcoming Metallica Concert At MTS Centre” WINNIPEG, Manitoba and WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) April 2, 2009 – Ticketmaster, a Ticketmaster Entertainment, Inc., (Nasdaq:TKTM) operating business, today announced that they will launch their Paperless Ticket(tm) technology with Metallica’s October 12th... Read more
Tickets to catch Metallica’s upcoming national tour as well as additional dates on the upcoming tour of Keith Urban are on sale throughout the week ending April 4 as compiled by Ticket News. This week’s onsales begins Wednesday with tickets to catch famous funny man Jerry Seinfeld live in... Read more
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