METALLICA Runs ‘Hit The Stage’ Contest; Local Bands Compete For Chance To Open For Legends’ Mini-Tour

Article By: Pat ‘Riot’ Whitaker ‡ Edited By: Leanne Ridgeway

As the arrival of Metallica’s WorldWired Tour nears and will soon hit stadiums across North America, the band has announced a new contest. Most people know that support acts Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat or Gojira are joining Metallica on said tour. However, as some fans have noticed, there are a handful of cities (five to be exact!) where only one band from the bill is able to join.

Metallica has had such fun checking out local bands that fans voted for to open the shows in other parts of the world (Central/South America, Copenhagen, and Mexico City). It only seems natural to invite fans to once again voice their opinion and help choose a band. This time around, the group receiving the most fan votes will hit the stage first on their own five-city tour.

The “mini” tour includes these five dates:

19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (also with Volbeat)

04 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (also with Volbeat)
14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (also with Avenged Sevenfold)

Metallica fans will have the opportunity to vote in two phases. For the first phase, visit the sites of the radio partners below in each market.

Dallas: KEGL | Chicago: WLUP | San Antonio: KISS | St. Louis: KPNT

Once voting ends, all the votes will be tabulated by the stations and two finalists from each contest will go head to head for votes in phase two on starting next week on April 14th.  Ten days later, the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing their bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium, courtesy of Metallica!

Vote locally now and stay tuned to see who will open the shows in Foxborough, St. Louis, San Antonio, Dallas, and Chicago on Metallica‘s WorldWired tour.

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