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Metallica announces concert dates in region in September

From left: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo, of the hard-rock band Metallica, at their headquarters in San Rafael, Calif., Nov. 11, 2016. (Brian Flaherty/Copyright 2018 The New York Times)

GRAND FORKS -- After a week of hints, it’s official -- Metallica is coming to the region.

The band’s WorldWired Tour will play the Alerus Center in Grand Forks on Sept. 8, according to a news release. It’s been almost 30 years since the band played in the city.

The heavy metal rock band will also have shows in Minneapolis on Sept. 4, Sioux Falls, S.D., on Sept. 11 and Winnipeg on Sept. 13.

Presale for Fan Club members begins Tuesday, Feb. 27. Visit for details. Citi card members may purchase tickets at 11 a.m., and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting Wednesday.

Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. March 2 at

In Sioux Falls, tickets are also available the same day, but also at and at the events center box office. The prices are $65 and $135.

On the WorldWired Tour, Metallica brings its in-the-round production, currently being seen in European arenas, to 34 cities in the U.S. and Canada.  

At each performance, a Light It Up pre-show party, hosted by Jim Breuer, will get things started with music, comedy, fan interaction and giveaways.

Every ticket includes a standard physical or standard digital copy of “Hardwired … To Self-Destruct.”   

Ticket options include early access to the venue and the “Memory Remains” exhibit of memorabilia to meeting some of the band members. For more information, visit .  

The band’s performance in Grand Forks will be the fourth stop on the tour, which opens Sept. 2 in Madison, Wis. The tour ends in Grand Rapids, Mich., in March 2019.     

Metallica performed at the University of North Dakota Hyslop Sports Center in June 1989. They also performed at the Fargodome in August of 2004 and at the Sioux Falls Arena in 1992.

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