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After 21 years, Metallica returns to Bryce Jordan Center in State College on Oct. 20

After 21 years, Metallica returns to Bryce Jordan Center in State College on Oct. 20
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From a press release:

They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official – Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this fall.

Following last summer’s 25-date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the United States and Canada, kicking off on Sept. 2 in Madison, Wisconsin. Along the way, the legendary heavy metal band will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they haven’t been to in decades, including State College, which they haven’t performed at in over 20 years.

Metallica will play at Penn State’s Bryce Jordan Center on Saturday, Oct. 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets, which are $65-$135, plus applicable fees, go on sale this Friday, March 2 at 10 a.m. and can be purchased at and all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 800-745-3000 or 866-448-7849, or in person at the Bryce Jordan Center box office (127 Bryce Jordan Center, University Park), Eisenhower Auditorium, PSU Downtown Theatre, HUB-Robeson Center, and Penn State Altoona Campus Ticket Outlet.

This fall/winter tour will mark a few firsts for Metallica. Each show will get rolling with the Light It Up pre-show party, hosted by their friend Jim Breuer. The comedian, along with a DJ to get the night rocking with some great tunes, hits the stage before the band with comedy, fan interaction, giveaways, and much more. And if you love to travel and one show just isn’t enough, then perhaps the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket is for you. For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour. You pick the show, call no less than 48 hours before the gig, and you’re in. A limited number of 250 of these Black Tickets will be available for $598 (yes, celebrating the reissue of the “Garage Days Re-Revisited” EP).

Of course, some things don’t change. As they have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of their latest album, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct.” Fans will receive info via e-mail after their ticket purchase on how to obtain their copy. Enhanced experience options will be available through CID Entertainment, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of the band.

Finally, Metallica continues to raise funds for their All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local, and Bay Area charities, music education programs, and local food banks. Continuing their collaboration with Crowdrise, Metallica encourages fans to make a donation when purchasing tickets to the upcoming shows and, each time they donate, they’ll be entered to win tickets, pre-show party passes, meet and greet passes, and one lucky winner will be flown to the last show on the tour.

Pre-sales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, Feb. 27. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27, and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Metallica’s WorldWired Tour is produced by Live Nation.