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Metallica are coming to the UK – here’s how to get tickets

Here’s how to get your hands on tickets when heavy metal maestros Metallica return to the UK in October.

Metallica last played the UK late last year, in support of their Hardwired… to Self-Destruct album, when the band played a ridiculously tiny show at House of Vans to celebrate their tenth studio album.

Now they’re set to come back to UK shores properly, playing huge shows in London, Glasgow, Manchester and Birmingham as part of the WorldWired Tour. Norway’s Kvelertak will be supporting them on the road.

Metallica will be bringing tracks from Hardwired…, alongside the likes of defining tracks Enter Sandman and Master Of Puppets.

It’s going to be a popular one, that’s for sure. To increase your chance of getting tickets when they go on sale, here’s everything you need to know about the Metallica tour.


When and where are Metallica playing?

Here are those all important tour dates:

22 October – The O2, London
24 October – The O2, London
26 October – The SSE Hydro, Glasgow
28 October – Manchester Arena, Manchester
30 October – Genting Arena, Birmingham

When are tickets on sale?

Tickets go on general sale at 9:00 on Friday 24 March 2017 here. Definitely bookmark this link.

How much are tickets?

Tickets are priced between £50 and £85. These will be the face value costs, and are as ever subject to change. A service charge will also be added on each purchase.

What about VIP tickets?

There are three very special VIP packages available: The Hardwired Experience, The Whiplash Experience, and The Unforgiven Experience.

The Hardwired Experience
Price: £2099
– One premium reserved seat in the first two rows of the lower bowl
– Enter the venue ‘Through The Never’ Dedicated Entrance
– Meet members of the band backstage before the show
– Group photograph with all twelve ‘Hardwired Experience’ fans and all four members of Metallica
– One autographed setlist signed by all four members of Metallica
– Invitation to the ‘Sanitarium Rubber Room’, featuring: Cash bar plus two drink tickets, dinner at the ‘Spit Out The Bone’ Buffet, and access to the ‘Memory Remains’: A brand new exhibit featuring band memorabilia, performance wardrobes, instruments, personal effects and more
– One limited-edition Metallica poster
– One Metallica t-shirt
– Private merchandise shopping
– Dedicated on-site staff

The Whiplash Experience
Price: £339
– One premium reserved seat in the first ten rows of the lower bowl -OR- one general admission floor ticket
– Early access to the GA floor (must have selected a general admission floor ticket)
– Enter the venue ‘Through The Never’ Dedicated Entrance
– Invitation to the ‘Sanitarium Rubber Room’, featuring: Cash bar plus one drink ticket, dinner at the ‘Spit Out The Bone’ Buffet, and access to the ‘Memory Remains’: A brand new exhibit featuring band memorabilia, performance wardrobes, instruments, personal effects, and more
– One limited-edition Metallica poster
– One Metallica t-shirt
– Private merchandise shopping
– Dedicated on-site staff

The Unforgiven Experience
Price: £179
– One premium reserved seat in the lower bowl -OR- one general admission floor ticket
– Enter the venue ‘Through The Never’ Dedicated Entrance (apart from London O2 which has no VIP entrance for VIP3 customers)
– One limited-edition Metallica poster
– One limited-edition Metallica merchandise gift
– Dedicated on-site staff

Open your account and log in now.

Get the details out of the way before tickets go on sale by logging in and checking your Ticketmaster account ahead of time. We recommend checking passwords, delivery address and billing information now, to reduce any stress when processing your order later on. Head to Ticketmaster.co.uk and log in to your account to get started.

Don’t refresh your screen.

Stick to one window when you’re being pushed through the virtual queue and always resist the urge to refresh. Hitting the refresh button means you’ll lose your place in the queue and, as frustrating as it can get, patience is the only way to win this game.

Ticketmaster is equipped with sophisticated systems that are designed to manage and process ticket purchases as quickly as possible. The queuing system that appears on your screen is actually doing something and will place you at the front of the line as soon as possible.

Check when tickets are available – even once they’re on sale.

Keep up-to-date with the latest ticket news on Twitter. If anything changes with these Metallica tickets – anything at all – our social followers will be the first to know about it.

We send real time updates as the general sales happens, including any (unlikely) technical difficulties that might occur and alerts on when new tickets become available. When we have popular shows come on sale, we try our very best behind the scenes to secure as many tickets for you as possible and here’s where you’ll know if we’ve been successful.

General tickets will be available from at 9:00 on Friday 24 March 2017 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.

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