Metallica’s WorldWired Tour, in support of the LP “Hardwired… to Self-Destruct,” kicks off September 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin and will finish up March 13th, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
Metallica’s whiskey business partner Master Distiller Dave Pickerell of WhistlePig, who spent 14 years as the Master Distiller for Maker’s Mark in Loretto, Kentucky, says the band is considering three locations as a base for the new venture.
“San Francisco, the home of Metallica, Louisville, the home of bourbon, and Nashville, the home of music … one of those three seems to make sense,” Pickerell told WhiskyCast. “I”m voting for San Fransisco, and the Bay Area, if nothing falls apart.”
“I think it’s going to be exciting for the whiskey business.” says Danny Wimmer who produces the annual Bourbon & Beyond whiskey and music festival in Louisville which honors the rich history of bourbon that is so deeply rooted in the heart of Kentucky. “We’re excited that a band at their level can really turn a fringe drinker into a full-time whiskey drinker.”
For its WorldWired Tour Metallica is also offering “Wherever I May Roam Black Tickets,” allowing fans floor access to every Metallica concert on the tour. “For the first time in ‘Tallica history, you may purchase one ticket that will allow you floor access to any Metallica show on the 2018/2019 North American tour,” the band said of the tickets, of which only 250 will be available. “Feel like trucking to Tulsa? Booking to Boise? Motoring to Minneapolis? No problem… you pick the show, call us no less than 48 hours before the gig and you’re in!”