Metallica Announce North American Tour

Metallica Announce North American Tour
It's time for Metallica to do what they're best at: bilk their fans. This time, it'll be via charging suckers overblown rates for tickets to their anti-climactic live performances.

Recently announced on their official site, the band have scheduled a number of international dates for their World Magnetic Tour. Kicking off in Europe - where they're still presumably cool, given that Euro-trash is far more forgiving than Ameri-trash - the tour eventually winds its way around to North America in mid-September.

Don't fret if you don't see your closest major Canadian city listed just yet. The tour is far from complete and the band urge us to continue checking the itinerary regularly until our fears are quelled. Given that most Metallica jaunts last about two years, it's pretty much assured that they'll hit every town at some point.

That said, tickets to most announced shows, Canadian dates included, go on sale April 4, 2009. Those of you who still believe that being a part of the Metallica fan club is worthwhile should head over to for some pre-sale information. The rest of us will have to wait.

Metallica World Magnetic Tour dates:

9/14 Nashville, TN - Sommet Center
9/15 Cincinnati, OH - US Bank Arena
9/17 Indianapolis, IN - Conseco Fieldhouse
9/19 Montreal, QC - Bell Centre
9/28 San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
9/29 Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
10/1 Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Bank Atlantic Center
10/3 Tampa, FL - St. Pete Times Forum
10/4 Atlanta, GA - Phillips Arena
10/12 Winnipeg, MB - MTS Centre
10/13 Minneapolis, MN - Target Center
10/15 Cleveland, OH - Quicken Loans Arena
10/17 Charlottesville, VA - JPJ Arena
10/18 Charlotte, NC - Charlotte Bobcats Arena
10/26 Toronto, ON - Air Canada Centre
10/29 Ottawa, ON - Scotiabank Place
10/31 Quebec City, QC - Colisee Pepsi
11/9 Grand Rapids, MI - Van Andel Arena
11/10 Buffalo, NY - HSBC Arena
11/12 Albany, NY - Times Union Center
11/14 New York, NY - Madison Square Garden
12/5 Las Vegas, NV - Mandalay Bay
12/7 Boise, ID - Idaho Center
12/8 Sacramento, CA - ARCO Arena
12/10 Anaheim, CA - Honda Center
12/12 San Jose, CA - HP Pavilion