METALLICA is going to play at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on June 9 as a part of the “WorldWired 2017” tour. Support at the show will come from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT. Tickets go on sale April 21 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com.
The live performance is a benefit for the Dallas Clark and Ashton Kutcher-founded Native Fund, a non-profit organization helping Iowans throughout disaster relief.Download Our App
“‘Newton, Iowa?’ You ask… ‘that is a brand new one!’ We’re excited to announce that the ‘WorldWired’ tour will make a stop at the Iowa Speedway in Newton to play a special benefit show for the Native Fund on Friday, June 9,” METALLICA wrote on its web page. “Our tour mates AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT will join us at the NASCAR track nestled between Cedar Rapids and Des Moines.”
The Native Fund last staged a live performance in Iowa last August, when country singer Blake Shelton performed at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. About 45,000 folks attended the event.
The North American leg of the band‘s “WorldWired” 2017 tour kicks off in Baltimore and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet’s first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking on for the latter group for the last 6 concerts.
The first European leg of “WorldWired” kicks off on September 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and stretches by November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, and proceed by May, ending up in Helsinki, Finland.