Tickets are now on sale for Metallica's highly anticipated 2017 North America WorldWired tour, which finds the band returning to football and baseball stadiums in support of their acclaimed new album Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct.

Tickets for this 25-show tour -- which kicks off June 10 in Baltimore -- go on sale to the general public starting today (Friday, Feb. 17) at 10AM local time in each market. Be sure to visit Live Nation for complete date, lineup and ticketing information. In addition, Cider Entertainment has special "WorldWired" tour packages for fans seeking an enhanced concert experience. For full details, visit the official site.

If you somehow need more convincing, here are five great reasons to go see Metallica's 2017 WorldWired tour, which is sure to be one of the concert events of the year.

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    A 'Crazy and Overwhelming' New Stage Show

    From snake pits to flaming roadies and lighting rigs that "self-destruct" mid-concert (see below), Metallica have always placed a premium on innovative stage shows. Drummer Lars Ulrich promises that the band's new production will be another step forward: "It's big and it's just f---ing crazy and overwhelming and there are a few bells and whistles that are gonna make it unique."

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    Lots of 'Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct' Songs

    Well past the stage in their career where most bands squeeze in only a token new song or two from their new record, Metallica have already busted out no less than five songs from their acclaimed Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct album on the overseas legs of this tour. Plus, every ticket purchase comes with your choice of a physical or digital copy of the new album.

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    An Ever-Changing Selection of Metallica Classics

    In addition to "must-play" classics such as "Master of Puppets," "Sad but True" and "One," Metallica have been opening up their set lists at early Worldwired dates, digging out gems such as "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)," "Whiplash" and "King Nothing."

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    An Extremely Healthy, Well-Prepared Band

    As Ulrich noted in a recent interview, the former hard-partying Metallica take their health and tour preparation very seriously nowadays.“People come backstage, and we’re drinking these nasty f—ing protein shakes,” he explained. “People want a f—ing Jack and coke or want you to shoot f—ing speed into your eyeballs or whatever. It’s pretty far from that and has been pretty far from that for some time. Now, it’s just about being in tip-top physical shape and going out there and delivering the best show you can."

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    Three Great Opening Acts

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    Metallica 2017 Worldwired North America Tour Dates

    Get your tickets now!

    May 10 – Baltimore, MD – M&T Bank Stadium • †

    May 12 – Philadelphia, PA – Lincoln Financial Field • †

    May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ – MetLife Stadium • †

    May 17 – Uniondale, NY – The New Coliseum Presented by NYCB †

    May 19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium †

    May 21 – Columbus, OH – Rock On The Range @ MAPFRE Stadium** (SOLD OUT)

    June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium †

    June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field at Mile High • †

    June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium • †

    June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome •

    June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*** •

    June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field •

    July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium • †

    July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium • †

    July 9 – Atlanta, GA – SunTrust Park • †

    June 12 – Detroit, MI – Comerica Park • †

    July 14 - Quebec City, QC – Festival D'Ete de Quebec***

    June 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre • †

    July 19 – Montreal, QC – Parc Jean-Drapeau • †

    July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl • ‡

    August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium • ‡

    August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park • ‡

    August 9 – Seattle, WA – CenturyLink Field • ‡

    August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place • ‡

    August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium • ‡

    ** Rock On the Range is sold out.

    *** Dallas will go on sale on February 18.

    **** Quebec City will go on sale on March 9.

    • Support from Avenged Sevenfold

    † Support from Volbeat

    ‡ Support from Gojira