Metallica announces 2017 tour to include Orlando

July 5 concert is first visit to Camping World Stadium in 14 years


ORLANDO, Fla. – Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Metallica will perform in Orlando for the first time since 2003 as part of its 2017 world tour.

The group will play at Camping World Stadium on July 5 along with Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at 9 a.m.

Metallica, formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist and vocalist, James Hetfield, has become one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide, while playing to millions of fans on all seven continents. It has scored several multi-platinum albums, including 1991's “Metallica” (commonly referred to as The Black Album), with sales of nearly 17 million copies in the United States alone, making it the best-selling album in the history of Soundscan. Metallica has also garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum in 2009. In December 2013, Metallica made history when it performed a rare concert in Antarctica, becoming the first act to ever play all seven continents all within a year and earning itself a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.