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 LiveMetallica.com/scan.
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.