Thrash metal titans Metallica have announced a run of shows through Australia and New Zealand in October this year, with Iowan behemoths Slipknot already confirmed as special guests at the shows…

The stadium performances, which will be the band’s first ever headlining jaunt at venues of this size, will also be the band’s first performances in Australia since 2013 and New Zealand since 2010.

Presales begin on March 13th, with general sales commencing on March 18th.

The dates are as follows:

17/10/19 – Perth – Optus Stadium
20/10/19 – Adelaide – Adelaide Oval
22/10/19 – Melbourne – Marvel Stadium
26/10/19 – Sydney – ANZ Stadium
29/10/19 – Brisbane – QSAC
31/10/19 – Auckland – Mt Smart Stadium