METALLICA is bringing back the pop-up store in select cities throughout the North American leg of the band's "WorldWired" tour. The grand opening is being held this weekend (May 12-14) in New York City at 96 Spring Street.
A five-minute video overview of the METALLICA pop-up store in New York can be seen below (courtesy of Piercing Metal).
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said: "We did a pop-up store when we played up in Minneapolis last summer. It was off-the-chart cool. We went down there, hung out. The kids were psyched. There was a lot of, obviously, t-shirts and regular merchandise, but there was also some different things that we had unearthed from our storage units and some different, crazy things that some of the super-hardcore fans were getting into. Then we had another pop-up store when we did a week's worth of shows in Copenhagen in February. And we're gonna have a pop-up store every weekend across this great country as we… Wherever we are over a weekend, we'll have a pop-up store happening. So there's some special t-shirts and some other stuff that's only available at the pop-up store."
Pop-up stores coming soon:
St. Louis, Missouri: June 2 - June 4
Houston, Texas: June 9 - June 11
Chicago, Illinois: June 16 - June 18
Atlanta, Georgia: July 7 - July 9
Toronto, Ontario: July 14 - July 16
Los Angeles, California: July 27 - July 29
San Diego, California: August 4 - August 6
San Francisco, California: August 11 - August 13
The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicked off in Baltimore on May 10 and is hitting stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 is coming mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.
The first European leg of "WorldWired" kicks off on September 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and stretches through November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland.