Metallica Confirms Final Summer Tour Gig

Metallica has one more city to visit in July. The rockers just announced a benefit show in Newton, Iowa, and noting it will be the final addition to the summer leg of the “WorldWired” tour.

The metal band is playing the Iowa Speedway in Newton on July 9 to benefit The Native Fund. Like the other stops on the tour, the show will feature support from Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. A post on Metallica’s website explains that charity was founded by Ashton Kutcher and former NFL tight end Dallas Clark to give back to the local residents of their home state.

The Native Fund assists Iowans suffering from a natural disasters, post-9/11 veterans who need medical or other assistance, and children afflicted with life-threatening illness or disease.

James Hetfield of Metallica
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– James Hetfield of Metallica
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After touring Mexico and South America in March, Metallica hits the road in North America May 10.

The band is supporting its 10th studio album, Hardwired … to Self-Destruct. 

May 10 – Baltimore, Md., M&T Bank Stadium
May 12 – Philadelphia, Pa., Lincoln Financial Field
May 14 – East Rutherford, N.J., MetLife Stadium
May 17 – Uniondale, N.Y., Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum
May 19 – Foxboro, Mass., Gillette Stadium
May 21 – Columbus, Ohio, Mapfre Stadium (Rock On The Range)
June 4 – St. Louis, Mo., Busch Stadium
June 7 – Denver, Colo., Sports Authority Field At Mile High
June 9 – Newton, Iowa, Iowa Speedway (The Native Fund Benefit)
June 11 – Houston, Texas, NRG Stadium @ NRG Park
June 14 – San Antonio, Texas, Alamodome
June 16 – Arlington, Texas, AT&T Stadium
June 18 – Chicago, Ill., Soldier Field
July 5 – Orlando, Fla., Camping World Stadium
July 7 – Miami Gardens, Fla., Hard Rock Stadium
July 9 – Atlanta, Ga., SunTrust Park
July 12 – Detroit, Mich., Comerica Park
July 14 – Quebec City, Quebec, Plains Of Abraham (Festival D’été de Québec)
July 16 – Toronto, Ontario, Rogers Centre
July 19 – Montreal, Quebec, Parc Jean Drapeau
July 29 – Pasadena, Calif., Rose Bowl
Aug. 4 – Glendale, Ariz., Univ. of Phoenix Stadium
Aug. 6 – San Diego, Calif., Prince Edward IslandTColo. Park       
Aug. 9 – Seattle, Wash., CenturyLink Field
Aug. 14 – Vancouver, British Columbia, British Columbia Place
Aug. 16 – Edmonton, Alberta, Commonwealth Stadium

Metallica is also appearing at Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival in San Francisco. The Aug. 11-13 event hasn’t announced its daily lineup yet. A few days before that, the San Francisco Giants is hosting its annual “Metallica Night” at AT&T Park on Aug. 7. An announcement on the band’s website says, “As has become custom, the night will kick off with the National Anthem and first pitch, then we’ll be on hand all night to cheer on the orange and black as we take part of some of the between innings festivities.”

A Fifth Members presale for the Native Fund gig begins April 19 at 9 a.m. Tickets go on sale to the general public April 21 at 10 a.m. All times local.  

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