Metallica heading to Comerica Park in July

Tickets for the Rock and Roll Hall of Famers’ show go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday

Adam Graham
The Detroit News

Metallica will play outdoors in Detroit this summer, as the veteran metal titans have lined up a July 12 concert at Comerica Park, promoters announced early Monday.

Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at; prices are TBA. Pre-sale tickets are available to members of the group’s Legacy Fan Club at 9 a.m. Tuesday, while fans enrolled in Metallica’s Met Club get a shot at tickets at 11 a.m. Tuesday. A pre-sale for Citi card holders also begins at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

The concert is part of the group’s 25-date North American stadium tour behind its latest album, “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” which was released in November and debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top 200 albums chart. Every ticket purchased comes with a copy of the new album, either on CD or digital download.

The tour kicks off May 10 in Baltimore and wraps up August 16 in Edmonton.

The Comerica Park show will mark Metallica’s first performance in Detroit since the group brought its 2013 Orion Music + More Festival to Belle Isle. The two-day festival drew about 20,000 fans per day, but “lost millions” of dollars, Metallica frontman James Hetfield later said. Orion has not been staged since.

The July 12 concert falls during Major League Baseball’s All-Star break. The Detroit Tigers host the San Francisco Giants on July 6, and don’t play at Comerica Park until the Toronto Blue Jays visit town on July 14.

Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat will open the Detroit show.

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