Metallica announce huge European tour, including stadium shows in Manchester and London

The band announce details of a massive European tour for 2019.

Metallica have announced details of a massive European tour, including dates in London and Manchester. 

The heavy metal band will play Manchester’s Etihad Stadium on June 18 2019, followed by a show at London’s Twickenham Stadium on June 20.

They’ll be supported on the tour by Ghost and Bokassa, who were previously named by drummer Lars Ulrich as his favourite band.

Tickets for the European tour go on sale on September 28 at 10am. See the full list of dates, which kick off in Portugal on May 1, below.

Metallica last played in Manchester in 2017, performing at the city's arena not long at the terrorist attack that killed 22 people. 

They performed Oasis' Don't Look Back In Anger at the concert in tribute to those who lost their lives or were affected by the tragedy. 

The band have landed seven Top 10 albums in their 35-year career, three of which reached Number 1, including their 1991 self-titled record. Look back at Metallica's complete Official UK Chart history here.

Metallica's 2019 tour dates

Weds 1st Lisbon, Portugal, Estádio do Restelo
Fri 3rd Madrid, Spain, Valdebebas
Sun 5th Barcelona, Spain, Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys
Weds 8th Milan, Italy, San Siro Hippodrome
Fri 10th Zürich, Switzerland, Letzigrund
Sun 12th Paris, France, Stade De France

Sat 8th Dublin, Ireland, Slane Castle
Tues 11th Amsterdam, NL, Johan Cruijff Arena
Thurs 13th Köln, Germany, RheinEnergieStadion
Sun 16th Brussels, Belgium, Koning Boudewijnstadion
Tues 18th Manchester, UK, Etihad Stadium
Thurs 20th London, UK, Twickenham Stadium

Sat 6th Berlin, Germany, Olympiastadion
Tues 9th Goteborg, Sweden, Ullevi
Thurs 11th Copenhagen, Denmark, Telia Parken
Sat 13th Trondheim, Norway, Granåsen
Tues 16th Hameenlinna, Finland, Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
Thurs 18th Tartu, Estonia, Raadi Airport
Sun 21st Moscow, Russia, Luzhniki Stadium

Weds 14th Bucharest, Romania, Arena Națională
Fri 16th Vienna, Austria, Ernst-Happel-Stadion
Sun 18th Prague, CZE, Airport Letnany
Weds 21st Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy
Fri 23rd Munich, Germany, Olympiastadion
Sun 25th Mannheim, Germany, Maimarktgelande

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