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Metallica to Play Don Haskins Center in 2019

Last Updated on February 26, 2018 at 9:00 AM

Originally published February 26, 2018

By UC Staff

UTEP Communications

They dropped a few hints this past weekend and now it is official. Metallica’s WorldWired Tour returns to North America this Fall.

Metallica Worldwired Tour
Metallica Worldwired Tour

Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, this year Metallica is bringing the in-the-round production currently being seen in European arenas to the U.S. and Canada kicking off on September 2, 2018, in Madison, WI. Along the way they will be visiting 34 cities that they did not go to last year, and a few that they haven’t been to in decades, including Grand Forks, ND (nearly 30 years), Sioux Falls, SD, El Paso, TX, Birmingham, AL (nearly 26 years) and State College, PA (20 years). 

Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 2, 2018 through Ticketmaster for the Feb. 28, 2019 UTEP concert. The UTEP concert date is part of the band's 34-date Worldwired Tour.

The last time Metallica played in the Borderland was in Las Cruces, New Mexico in 1997 when fans braved a snow storm to see the legendary band.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group released its latest album “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct” in 2016. Their setlists are peppered with songs from the band's illustrious career and each concert is memorialized and sold as an mp3 download as a unique concert souvenir.

As they have been doing for most of the WorldWired shows, every ticket purchased includes your choice of a standard physical or standard digital copy of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. Keep it for yourself or gift it to a friend or family member. You’ll receive info via e-mail after your ticket purchase on how to obtain your copy.** The enhanced experience options designed to take your Metalli-night to the next level are also returning as Metallica continue to partner with the team that makes it all happen at CID Entertainment. You’ll have three options of special enhanced experiences, including premium tickets and amenities ranging from early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of the band. For full package details, visit

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