AUG 17: Metallica Minneapolis Takeover

AUG 17: Metallica Minneapolis Takeover

Get ready for a full day of metal mayhem before Metallica’s M72 World Tour hits U.S. Bank Stadium.

On Saturday, August 17th, the Metallica Takeover descends upon the Twin Cities, offering a variety of activities to celebrate everything Metallica.

This action-packed day falls perfectly between Metallica’s two sold-out shows at U.S. Bank Stadium (August 16th & 18th). Don’t miss your chance to snag some limited single-day tickets for the concerts.

Metallica Takeover Scheduled Events on Saturday, August 17th:

  • Bowling Takeover at Memory Lanes (3pm – 6pm) – featuring a live performance on the lanes by Metallica cover band “And ONE for All” at 8pm. No tickets needed, just pure metal fun! [MemoryLanes.com]
  • Black and White with The Black Album: Join photographer Ross Halfin for an exclusive discussion hosted by 93X’ Pablo about his iconic photos from Metallica’s groundbreaking Black Album at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (2pm – 5pm). Tickets required [Info & Tickets].
  • Bastardane & OTTTO at Varsity Theater (7pm show) Tickets required [Info & Tickets].
  • Metallica Film Fest: Head to the Riverview Theater (starting at 11am onwards) for a screening marathon of Metallica’s legendary films: Cliff ‘Em All, Cunning Stunts, and Orgullo, Pasion Y. Gloria: Tres Notes En La Ciudad De Mexico. Tickets required [Info & Tickets].
  • Metallica Takeover at Smash Park in Roseville, MN (7pm – 11pm) featuring free axe throwing and Metallica Name That Tune for your chance to win tickets to Sunday’s show at U.S. Bank Stadium. No tickets required – Free Event. [SmashPark.com]

Get more info at Metallica.com


Presented worldwide by Liquid Death and Blackened American Whiskey and promoted by Live Nation, Metallica’s M72 world tour will see the band playing two nights in every city it visits—with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support lineups. The M72 tour will feature a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as the I Disappear full-tour pass.

A portion of proceeds from every ticket sold will go to the band’s All Within My Hands foundation. Founded in 2017, AWMH’s efforts to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported the band have raised over $18 million – providing $10.5 million in grants to career and technical education programs in the US, over $3.9 million to combat food insecurity, and more than $4.2 million to disaster relief efforts worldwide.