METALLICA was named “Greatest Worldwide Band” at the 2017 NME Awards, held Wednesday night (February 15) at the O2 Academy in Brixton, south London, England.
The group was up against the likes of TAME IMPALA, GREEN DAY, KINGS OF LEON, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST and TEGAN AND SARA within the class.Download Our App
Metallica could not make it to the ceremony as a result of other commitments, however sent a short video of them accepting the award in Copenhagen.
The annual awards are voted on by readers of the NME music news title.
The North American leg of METALLICA’s “WorldWired” 2017 tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland and will hit stadiums in 25 cities earlier than 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 on for the latter group for the last 6 concerts.
General ticket sales begin today (Friday, February 17) at 10:00 a.m. local time.
Every ticket bought will come with a copy of METALLICA’s new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Numerous VIP packages are up for sale as well.
METALLICA has additionally introduced the formation of its All Inside My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds via ticket sales to support nationwide, local and Bay Area charities selected by the band members, whereas continuing to donate to music education schemes and local food banks.