Metallica announce two U.S. stadium shows with Greta Van Fleet, Ice Nine Kills

James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett of Metallica perform during Metallica's 40th Anniversary Concert at Chase Center on December 17, 2021 in San Francisco, California
(Image credit: Tim Mosenfelder/Getty Images)

Metallica have announced two U.S. stadium shows, which – the band said – will be their only American stadium shows of the summer.

Set to take place at Highmark Stadium in Buffalo, New York on August 11 and PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on August 14, the shows will be opened by Greta Van Fleet and Ice Nine Kills. 

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Jackson Maxwell

Jackson is an Associate Editor at He’s been writing and editing stories about new gear, technique and guitar-driven music both old and new since 2014, and has also written extensively on the same topics for Guitar Player. Elsewhere, his album reviews and essays have appeared in Louder and Unrecorded. Though open to music of all kinds, his greatest love has always been indie, and everything that falls under its massive umbrella. To that end, you can find him on Twitter crowing about whatever great new guitar band you need to drop everything to hear right now.