Today, Metallica have shared an exciting announcement via their official website. The band announced six more tour dates of Australia and New Zealand.

The band also announced that Slipknot will be joining them for the journey.

Here is the official statement:

“It’s about time!! We’re more than excited to announce that we’ll be heading back to Australia and New Zealand in October. It’s been over six years since we last visited Australia and nine years since we were lucky enough to set foot in New Zealand… we’re long overdue!

This trip represents another new adventure for us during the WorldWired tour; it will be the first time we have ever headlined stadiums in Australia and New Zealand. To help us celebrate, our friends in Slipknot will be joining us for the journey.

All the perks of the current WorldWired Tour will be in place starting with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket we introduced a year ago in North America; just one ticket will allow floor access to any Metallica show in this part of the world. Black Ticket holders need only choose the show(s) they would like to attend and make an online reservation no less than 48 hours before the gig. A limited number of these Black Tickets* will be available for $598 AUD through CID Entertainment.

As with most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes a choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. And once again, all tickets will include a free MP3 download of the show(s) attended, mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired. The free full-show downloads can be obtained by scanning or entering the barcode from that show’s ticket stub at LiveMetallica.com/scan.

Last but not least, the Enhanced Experience options will be available with three choices of special packages, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” traveling museum to meeting members of the band. Visit CID Entertainment for full package details.”

Here is the tour dates:

  • October 17 – Perth, WA – Optus Stadium
  • October 20 – Adelaide, SA – Adelaide Oval
  • October 22 – Melbourne, VIC – Marvel Stadium
  • October 26 – Sydney, NSW – ANZ Stadium
  • October 29 – Brisbane, QLD – QSAC
  • October 31 – Auckland, NZ – Mt. Smart Stadium

You can click here for the source.