METALLICA Announces 'Hit The Stage' Contest; Local Bands To Compete For Chance To Open

METALLICA Announces 'Hit The Stage' Contest; Local Bands To Compete For Chance To Open

This summer, METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour hits stadiums across North America. The band has invited along special guests AVENGED SEVENFOLD and openers VOLBEAT or GOJIRA to join them through out the summer. However, as some fans have noticed, there are a handful of cities (five, to be exact!) where only one band from the bill is able to join. Since METALLICA have had so much fun checking out local bands that fans voted for to open the shows in other parts of the world (Central/South America, Copenhagen and Mexico City), it only seems natural to invite fans to once again voice their opinion and help choose a band. This time around, the group receiving the most fan votes will hit the stage first on their own five-city tour!

The "mini" tour includes these five dates:

May 19 - Foxborough, MA - Gillette Stadium (also with VOLBEAT)
June 04 - St. Louis, MO - Busch Stadium (also with VOLBEAT)
June 14 - San Antonio, TX - Alamodome (also with AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
June 16 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Stadium (also with AVENGED SEVENFOLD)
June 18 - Chicago, IL - Soldier Field (also with AVENGED SEVENFOLD)

METALLICA fans will have the opportunity to vote in two phases. For the first phase, visit the sites of the radio partners below in each market.

KEGL / Dallas
WLUP / Chicago
KISS / San Antonio
KPNT / St Louis:

All the votes will be tabulated by the stations and two finalists from each contest will go head to head for votes in phase two on Metallica.com starting next week on April 14. Ten days later, the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing their bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium courtesy of METALLICA!

Vote locally now and stay tuned to see who will open the shows in Foxborough, St. Louis, San Antonio, Dallas and Chicago on the "WorldWired" tour.

The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.

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