Metallica A ‘Natural Choice’ To Play Slane


The owner of Slane Castle says Metallica were a natural choice to headline next years concert.

The heavy metal legends will play their first Irish date in a decade at the Meath venue on June 8th.

Fans can buy tickets from this Friday September 28th at 10am.

Lord Henry Mountcharles says Metallica have wanted to play Slane for a long time:

“Slane was kind of on their bucket list – they haven’t played Ireland for ten years – I always thought they were an extraordinary and influential band and  it’s fair to say that we zeroed in on Metallica and them on us – so it was a natural choice.”

The new dates are Metallica’s first in the UK and Europe since the Sept. 2017 to May 2018 indoor run that broke attendance records in 29 venues across the continent. Kicking off May 1, 2019 at Lisbon’s Estadio Restelo, the 25 newly announced WorldWired shows across 20 countries include a good dozen cities not visited on those 2017-2018 legs of the tour—including Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Brussels (for the first time since 1988), Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest and Gothenburg, and first ever appearances in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland and Tartu Estonia.

Special guests Ghost and Bokassa will provide support on all dates. Concert is subject to licence.

With this kind of itinerary, it’s natural that the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket will be returning: one ticket allowing floor access to any Metallica show on the 2019 UK/Europe tour. From A(msterdam) to Z(urich) and all points between, Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of 750 of these Black Tickets* will be available for 598 Euro, more info here:  CID Entertainment.

As with most of Metallica’s WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of standard physical or standard digital copy of the band’s 10th and current album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. 

And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show’s ticket stub at

Enhanced experience options will also be returning in partnership with the team at CID Entertainment: Three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” traveling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.

Fan Club Presales begin tomorrow, Tuesday, September 25. Click here for details—and for a complete list of other presales, click here.

Tickets from €89.50 including booking fee go on sale to the general public on Friday 28 September at 10:00am

May 1, 2019              Lisbon, Portugal                 Estádio do Restelo

May 3, 2019             Madrid, Spain                      Valdebebas

May 5, 2019              Barcelona, Spain                Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys

May 8, 2019              Milan, Italy                          San Siro Hippodrome

May 10, 2019           Zürich, Switzerland            Letzigrund

May 12, 2019           Paris, France                        Stade De France

June 8, 2019             Dublin, Ireland                     Slane Castle

June 11, 2019          Amsterdam, NL                   Johan Cruijff Arena

June 13, 2019          Köln, Germany                     RheinEnergieStadion

June 16, 2019          Brussels, Belgium              Koning Boudewijnstadion

June 18, 2019          Manchester, UK                  Etihad Stadium

June 20, 2019          London, UK                          Twickenham Stadium

July 6, 2019              Berlin, Germany                  Olympiastadion

July 9, 2019              Göteborg, Sweden             Ullevi

July 11, 2019            Copenhagen, Denmark     Telia Parken

July 13, 2019            Trondheim, Norway            Granåsen

July 16, 2019            Hämeenlinna, Finland        Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto

July 18, 2019            Tartu, Estonia                       Raadi Airport

July 21, 2019            Moscow, Russia                 Luzhniki Stadium

Aug. 14, 2019           Bucharest, Romania           Arena Națională

Aug. 16, 2019           Vienna, Austria                    Ernst-Happel-Stadion

Aug. 18, 2019           Prague, CZE                        Airport Letnany

Aug. 21, 2019           Warsaw, Poland                 PGE Narodowy

Aug. 23, 2019           Munich, Germany               Olympiastadion

Aug. 25, 2018           Mannheim, Germany         Maimarktgelände

*Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets are non-transferable and if re-sold will be revoked. Each ticket is good for entry to Metallica specific shows and may not be used for festivals, promotional shows, benefit concerts or any other dates not included in the 25 city European tour announced on September 24, 2018. Use of a Black Ticket will require an online reservation for each show you plan to attend no less than 48 hours in advance. More details about how to use your Black Ticket will be sent to purchasers via e-mail.

**Every ticket purchased through official outlets includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Fans will receive an e-mail from their ticketing agent with information on how to redeem their albums. Full details of how you can gift the album, should you have already purchased it, will be given on the redemption page.