After gearing up in Europe during June, the boys will visit the States to rock the legendary Lollapalooza Festival on August 1 live in Chicago, IL. A trip to cooler regions will follow with a string of dates in Norway, Sweden, Russia and England during late August.
The band will then visit Canada in September, only to switch to South America and rock the Rock in Rio festival on September 19. We’re talking only about a dozen dates in 2015, yet they are stretched across three continents, meaning that if you really want to see Metallica live this year, you will probably be able to attend the show, even if it takes a bit of a trip to get there.
Metallica Cheap/Discounted Tickets 2015
Metallica Tour Schedule 2015
|Jul 31||Time TBA||Chicago (IL)||Hutchinson Field Grant Park|
|Aug 01||12:00PM||Chicago (IL)||Hutchinson Field Grant Park|
|Aug 22||7:30PM||Goteborg (Sweden)||Ullevi Stadium|
|Aug 29||11:00AM||Reading (UnitedKingdom)||Richfield Avenue|
|Aug 30||8:00AM||Wetherby (United Kingdom)||Bramham Park|
|Sep 14||7:30PM||Quebec (Canada)||Colisee Pepsi|
|Sep 16||7:30PM||Quebec (Canada)||Videotron Centre|
The journey of metal giants Metallica has begun way back in 1981, as a group of angry young men led by frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich decided to stick it to the man with complete disregard of the consequences.
From the very get-go, Metallica displayed an incredible sense of savage riff mastery and melody-making from, along with a strong business management side from Lars. This set the foundation for Metallica to turn into possibly the greatest guitar-driven band of all time.
After changing a few band members, one of which happened to be Megadeth mastermind Dave Mustaine, the band settled for Kirk Hammett on guitar and Cliff Burton on bass. They released debut album “Kill ‘Em All” in 1983, followed it up with a quantum leap of “Ride the Lightning” in 1984, along with 1986’s all-time classic “Master of Puppets.”
By this point, the group’s sound was progressive, intricate, unpredictable and highly aggressive. Tragedy struck with the death of Cliff Burton in 1986, and although the band was severely emotionally shattered, they continued their journey at an equally fast pace and released their most intricate album to date, “..And Justice for All,” in 1988.
The big bang was yet to come as 1991’s “Black Album” propelled Metallica straight into rock superstardom, becoming one of the best-selling albums of all time.
At this point, Metallica have cemented their place in the pantheon, but the journey was far from over. The “(Re)Load” era followed, along with heavy turbulence of the “St. Anger” period and the back-to-roots approach of “Death Magnetic.
At every single point of their career, Metallica did whatever they wanted. Despite the accusations, they never sold out, they always followed their hearts, even if it meant diminishing album sales and financial loss, and they were always the greatest metal band of all time.