Everything you can expect from Metallica: the M72 World Tour

Everything you can expect from Metallica: the M72 World Tour
Next week Metallica will take the stage of the Johan Cruijff ArenA. To make sure everyone can enjoy these evenings without any worry, we've written down all information regarding the line-up, parking, what to wear and lockers on one page. This is everything you can expect from Metallica: the M72 World Tour!

First things first: who are Metallica? 🤷🏽

Metallica is an American metalband which started in 1981. A few songs you might know are Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman and Whiskey in the Jar. In 2021 they released the album The Metallica Blacklist, this album was an ode to their 1991 album The Black Album. The 2021 release consisted of covers of their own songs, with artists like Alessia Cara, Miley Cyrus and Weezer.

The theme of the M72 World Tour 🟨

The tour is centered around Metallica's newest album: 72 Seasons. The album released last Friday on April 14 and a number of music videos have been made for the songs If Darkness Had A Son, Screaming Suicide, Lux Æterna and more. During the tour the band will play a different setlist at each show and there are different opening acts for each night. All the more reason to go to both shows in the Johan Cruijff ArenA.

Opening acts 👨🏻‍🎤

The opening acts for the concerts of Metallica are different at each show, just like the setlist!

  • On Thursday April 27th, Architects and Mammoth WVH will be the opening acts during the M72 World Tour of Metallica.
  • On Saturday April 29th, Floor Jansen and Ice Nine Kills will be the opening acts during the M72 World Tour of Metallica.

Before the start of both shows, there will be performances by Another Now and Ramkot in the foyer of the Ziggo Dome, a music venue across from the Johan Cruijff ArenA. These performances are free of charge and can be visited by anyone.

Five Finger Death Punch was previously listed as the first opening act for Metallica. They've unfortunately had to cancel.

Who, what, where and when? ❔

The concerts of Metallica in the Johan Cruijff ArenA are big events and a lot will happen on these days. For everyone's comfort, we've listed the most frequently asked questions, so everyone can go to the concerts whilst feeling prepared.

  • Who are the concerts of Metallica for?
    For all lovers of metal music!
  • What is there to do?
    Singing along to the newest Metallica songs and old hits, while being surrounded by thousands of other Metallica fans. A memory to never forget! And, of course, food and drinks!
  • What should I wear?
    The temperatures for the Metallica concerts will be between 8°C and 14°C and it’ll be a bit cloudy. It won’t be much warmer in the stadium than outside of it. We recommend to wear layers! We also hope to see as many fans as possible in their beautiful Metallica merch! Did you know that the official merchanidse can be pre-ordered 2 days in advance?
  • Where can I buy merchandise?
    The merchandiser of Metallica will, besides regular sales inside of the stadium, be available for preorder to be picked up or delivered at home. The webshop will open two days before the concert. More information about this will be shared in the days leading up to the concerts. Keep an eye on our socials!
  • What can and can’t I take inside?
    Bags bigger than A4-size are not allowed in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. We recommend to wear small shoulder bags or fanny packs. For a complete list of items that are not allowed in the stadium, we forward you to an article by Mojo, the organiser of the concert.
  • Where are the concerts of Metallica on April 27 and April 29?
    The concerts of Metallica in April will be in the Johan Cruijff ArenA in Amsterdam.
  • Where can I go inside?
    The Johan Cruijff ArenA has multiple entrances. Your correct entrance will be listed on your ticket.
  • Where can I smoke?
    No forms of smoking are allowed in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. It is not possible to leave the stadium to smoke outside and enter again, since every ticket can only be scanned once. You can under no circumstance enter the Johan Cruijff ArenA again after you left.
  • Where can I find lockers?
    There are no lockers available during the concerts in the Johan Cruijff ArenA. If you need a locker because you need to get rid of a big bag or a suitcase, you can visit the locations of Lockerpoints close to the Johan Cruijff ArenA.
  • When does the concert start and end?
    The stadium opens at 16:00 / 4:00PM and the expected end will be 23:00 / 11:00PM on both days. For the complete timetable, visit the calendar items for the concerts via the visitor intimation buttons below.
  • What should I do if I or someone else needs (medical) help during the concerts of Metallica?
    Find a steward of the Johan Cruijff ArenA as soon as possible. They’ll help you immediately.

Recycle system for cups 🥤

The Johan Cruijff ArenA has a recycle system during the concerts of Metallica for the cups bought at bars, with the intent to recollect and recycle all plastic cups that get used during the concerts. How the system works and what we ask of you can be read below.

How does the recycle system work?

  • After entering the stadium, collect a wooden coin in a Green Zone. The Green Zones can be found close to the merchandise points in the stadium. Please note: 1 coin per person.
  • After you picked up your coin in a Green Zone, hand in your coin during your first drink order at the bar.
  • For your next drink order, hand in your used cups. If you lose your cup or don’t turn in a cup or coin, you’ll pay a recycle contribution of €0,50*.
  • Have you had your last drink? Return your cup to a bar or collection point which can be found on your way out. This way we collectively make sure as many cups as possible get recycled.

*This contribution cannot be refunded.

Accessibility and parking 🚘

Please note: because of Kingsday (Koningsdag) there is an adjusted timetable for public transport

The concert of April 27 coincides with Kingsday, which causes an adjusted timetable for all public transport in the country and a limited amount of metros and a very limited amount if trains towards the Johan Cruijff ArenA. Please travel with your own transport and travel together. You can plan your trip via our accessibility page.

Driving together to Metallica

Help reducing the CO2 emissions during the Metallica concert 💚 Share your empty car seats or join a ride! Driving together is more fun, better for your wallet and better for the environment. Click the button below to give people a ride or to find one!

Parking at the Johan Cruijff ArenA

Curious to see where you can park during the concerts of Metallica? Via the website of Parkeren ArenaPoort you can find all parking options around our stadium and reserve a parking space in a few minutes. If you'd like to park in P1 ArenA, plan your journey via our accessibility page and directly book your parking space in our own parking garage.

Dining before the concert 🍴

Interested in a smooth entry and a delicious dinner? Come visit one of our restaurants before the concert starts! You’ll be the first one to get into the mood of your favourite artist and can choose from a panorama view dinner or refined three-course dinner.

Take a look at the restaurants via the button below and reserve your table now before it’s too late!

Experience the concert from a skybox 🥂

During the concerts of Metallica we offer multiple exclusive options for you and your party. Experience an unforgettable evening from one of the most unique places in the stadium.

Are there still tickets available? 🎫

Yes! Via the button below you’ll be taken to the website of Mojo. From here you can buy tickets for the concerts on Thursday April 27 and Saturday April 29.

Life is ours, we live it our way!

Just a week and a half left to go! We’re busy with all preparations and soon the band’s rehearsals will start. We hope to have informed you well enough with all this information. Do you have a question that wasn’t answered on this page? Send us a DM via Instagram or Facebook.

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