Legendary Metal Band Metallica to Play at Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center in October

Eight-time GRAMMY® Award winners and one of the most successful and influential bands of all-time, Metallica, will perform at the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) on Tuesday, Oct. 16. Tickets for the show at Milwaukee’s newest world-class arena will go on sale to the general public on Friday, March 2, at 10 a.m. and can be purchased here.

“We can’t wait to welcome recent Polar Music Prize recipient Metallica to the WESC in October,” said WESC General Manager and Head of Programming Raj Saha. “We are really looking forward to a loud night in Milwaukee.”

Following last summer’s 25 date sold-out stadium run, Metallica’s performance in Milwaukee is part of the second leg of the band’s WorldWired Tour, which begins in September and will include stops in 34 cities across the U.S. and Canada. Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, Feb. 27. Citi card members may purchase tickets beginning at 11 a.m. on Feb. 27, and Spotify will have pre-sale tickets starting on Wednesday, Feb 28. Metallica’s WorldWired Tour is produced by Live Nation.                               

About the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center

Scheduled to open in the fall of 2018, the Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center (WESC) will be a preeminent sports and entertainment arena in downtown Milwaukee. Designed by Populous, Eppstein Uhen Architects and HNTB, the venue will offer incomparable sightlines, customer service and amenities.  WESC will include 17,500 seats for basketball and up to 18,000 for concerts, and will offer 34 luxury suites and three clubs. The new venue will host a diverse schedule of events, including major concerts, family shows, the Milwaukee Bucks, Marquette men’s basketball, and other sports and entertainment. 

Founding Partners for the WESC include BMO Harris Bank, Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin, Johnson Controls and Miller Brewing Company, with several more to be announced, along with a naming rights partner.

The Construction Manager of the venue is Mortenson Construction and the Project Manager/Owner’s Representative is CAA ICON.  

For more information on the WESC please visit www.wisconsinesc.com.

About Live Nation Entertainment

Live Nation Entertainment (NYSE: LYV) is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. For additional information, visitwww.livenationentertainment.com.

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