Metallica have announced they will headline the brand new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, MN on Saturday, August 20, along with openers Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. This special event is part of a celebration for the new stadium and new home for the Minnesota Vikings. Metallica’s performance will mark the occasion of the very first rock show at the stadium. Country artist Luke Bryant will perform the night before.

“We had such an amazing time playing in our hometown stadium the night before the Super Bowl that when asked we couldn’t say ‘no’ to another chance to be part of a very special weekend,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich.

“We can’t wait to see our friends in Minneapolis! Opening the new U.S. Bank Stadium would be an honor all on its own but having the opportunity to play with the mighty Metallica makes this a must see event,” said Avenged Sevenfold frontman M. Shadows. “We’ve been cooped up in the studio for over a year and can’t think of a better way to bust out than with all of you in Minneapolis.”

“Volbeat are very thankful and beyond thrilled that our friends in Metallica have asked us to join them for the first rock concert at the US Bank Arena alongside Avenged Sevenfold,” said Volbeat’s Michael Poulsen. “We can’t wait to see you all there.”

Watch the teaser video here.

Metallica Fan Club Fifth Members will be able to purchase tickets starting at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 22. Members should log into their account for pre-sale details. Not a Fifth Member? Join here. It’s free.

General on sale tickets will be available via Ticketmaster here at 10:00 a.m. CST on Friday, March 25.

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