September 27:  We are truly sorry to inform our fans and friends that we must postpone our upcoming tour of Australia and New Zealand.


As most of you probably know, our brother James has been struggling with addiction on and off for many years. He has now, unfortunately, had to re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery again.


We fully intend to make our way to your part of the world as soon as health and schedule permit. We’ll let you know as soon as we can. Once again, we are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows. We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.


All tickets purchased to the shows in Australia and New Zealand, including Enhanced Experiences and Black Tickets, will be fully refunded. More details on how to obtain your refund are on


We've also added to the Vault again.  Look for one new "old" recording a month. This month’s Vault release comes out of 1999 during Metallica’s second ever visit to Mexico City, six years after the band first played there. An appropriate release for this month, hot on the heels of S&M², this show came just over a week after the original S&M performance. Featuring songs from all of their studio albums until that point, this performance was at the beginning of the Garage Remains The Same tour.


The entire Live Metallica concert catalog is now also available for unlimited on-demand streaming on  Get access to over 600 exclusive live recordings with a subscription; start your FREE 30-day trial now!


We have a special treat for everyone who attends one of the European 2019 shows . . . a free MP3 of the show you were at.*  Hold on to that stub and head over to this page to scan or enter the barcode from your ticket to redeem your free MP3 as soon as the show is ready, usually 2-3 days.


Mixed by the team behind Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, order any of the European shows here.


*Applies to Metallica headlining shows on the current 2019-2020 WorldWired stadium tour.