METALLICA will perform at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa on June 9 as part of the "WorldWired 2017" tour. Support at the show will come from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT. Tickets go on sale April 21 at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster.com.
The concert is a benefit for the Dallas Clark and Ashton Kutcher-founded Native Fund, a non-profit organization helping Iowans during disaster relief.
"'Newton, Iowa?' You ask... 'that's a new one!' We’re excited to announce that the 'WorldWired' tour will make a stop at the Iowa Speedway in Newton to play a special benefit show for the Native Fund on Friday, June 9," METALLICA wrote on its web site. "Our tour mates AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT will join us at the NASCAR track nestled between Cedar Rapids and Des Moines."
The Native Fund last staged a concert in Iowa last August, when country singer Blake Shelton performed at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. About 45,000 people attended the event.
The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicks off in Baltimore and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.
The first European leg of "WorldWired" kicks off on September 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and stretches through November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland.