Metallica set to rock San Diego in August

Metallica will make a stop in San Diego on Aug. 6 as part of its 2017 tour. (Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Citi)
(Charley Gallay / Getty Images for Citi)

Fresh from its fiery Sunday night Grammy Awards performance with Lady Gaga, Metallica has announced its 2017 North American tour.

Entitled the WorldWired tour, the extensive concert trek opens May 10 in Baltimore and concludes Aug 16 in Edmonton, Canada. It includes an Aug. 6 show at San Diego’s Petco Park. That venue has previously hosted performances by the Rolling Stones, Madonna, Taylor Swift and Aerosmith, but never before by a heavy-metal band.

All dates and cities for the tour appear below.

Every ticket for the tour bought through official outlets will include your choice of a CD or digital copy of the new Metallica album, “Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.”

Tickets for members of the band’s fan club go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday and at 11 a.m. Tuesday for Citi card members. Tickets for the general public go on sale Friday at 10 a.m. A variety if VIP packages also will be available.

Tickets for the San Diego show will be available at all Ticketmaster outlets, online at, by phone at 800.745.3000 and, presumably, at the Petco Park box office.

For previous concerts at the stadium, San Diego Padres season ticket holders have had the opportunity to buy advance tickets before the general public. It is not yet known if that will be the case for the Metallica show at Petco.

Metallica WorldWired 2017 North American tour dates

May 10 - Baltimore, MD - M&T Bank Stadium*^

May 12 - Philadelphia, PA - Lincoln Financial Field*^

May 14 - East Rutherford, NJ - MetLife Stadium*^

May 17 - Uniondale, NY - New Coliseum^

May 19 - Boston, MA - Gillette Stadium ^

May 21 - Columbus, OH - Rock On The Range Festival (SOLD OUT)

June 4 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium^

June 7 - Denver, CO - Sports Authority Field*^

June 11 - Houston, TX - NRG Stadium*^

June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome*

June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium*

June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field*

July 5 - Orlando, FL - Camping World Stadium*^

July 7 - Miami, FL - Hard Rock Stadium*^

July 9 - Atlanta, GA - SunTrust Park*^

July 12 - Detroit, MI - Comercia Park*^

July 14 - Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete

July 16 - Toronto, ON - Rogers Centre*^

July 19 - Montreal, QB - Parc Jean-Drapeau*^

July 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Rose Bowl*+

August 4 - Phoenix, AZ - University of Phoenix Stadium*+

August 6 - San Diego, CA - Petco Park*+

August 9 - Seattle, WA - CenturyLink Field*+

August 14 - Vancouver, BC - BC Place*+

August 16 - Edmonton, AB - Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold

^With Volbeat

+With Gojira

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