Metallica's Phoenix concerts: Setlist, tickets, bag policy, parking
Metallica’s M72 tour is hitting State Farm Stadium in Glendale on Friday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 3.
The thrash-metal icons are playing two nights in each city on this tour — with each No Repeat Weekend featuring two completely different setlists and support acts.
The first night will feature Pantera and Mammoth WVH.
The second night features Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills.
The M72 tour will have an in-the-round stage design that relocates the Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, as well as an I Disappear full-tour pass and the debut of discounted tickets for fans under 16 years of age.
These are Metallica’s first metro Phoenix concerts since 2017, when the Worldwired Tour played that same venue, although it was known as University of Phoenix Stadium back then.
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Metallica will play State Farm Stadium in Glendale on on Friday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 3.
Here's the timetable:
Doors open at 4 p.m. Fans are encouraged to show up as early as possible to avoid potential delays at the gates as you get closer to show time. The concert starts at 6 p.m.
Motorists should expect congestion, especially during rush hour on Friday. Allow ample drive time and arrive no later than 4 p.m., especially for Friday's show, to minimize the potential for delays.
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State Farm Stadium is off Loop 101 between Cardinals Way/Bethany Home Road and Glendale Avenue in the Glendale Sports and Entertainment District.
The street address is 1 Cardinals Way, and typing "State Farm Stadium" into your phone will yield the same result, which may not be as helpful as you think.
In fact, fans are encouraged to avoid their favorite apps when approaching the stadium, as they do not take into account special road closures, traffic patterns and access routes allocated to specific carparks. Using these apps could result in a longer commute.
The stadium website encourages ticketholders to use the directions on the parking pass purchased at SeatGeek.com, as this accounts for road closures and event-specific diversions.
This map will help as you get close.
The State Farm Stadium website offers these directions:
From the south: Take Loop 101 north, exit at Bethany Home Road/Cardinals Way and turn right off the exit. State Farm Stadium is on the left.
From the north: Take Loop 101 south, exit at Glendale Avenue and turn right onto Glendale Avenue. Make the first left onto 99th Avenue and left onto Maryland Avenue and continue over the bridge. State Farm Stadium is on the right.
From the East Valley using Interstate 10: Follow I-10 west to Loop 101 north. Exit at Bethany Home Road/Cardinals Way and turn right off the exit. State Farm Stadium is on the left.
From the East Valley using surface streets: Take Glendale Avenue west to 91st Avenue. Turn left onto 91st Avenue. State Farm Stadium is on the right.
From the West Valley using I-10: Follow I-10 east to Loop 101 north. Exit at Bethany Home Road/Cardinals Way and turn right off the exit. State Farm Stadium is on the left.
From the West Valley using surface streets: Take Glendale Avenue east to 95th Avenue. Turn right on 95th Avenue and follow it south. State Farm Stadium is on the left.
Yes. Tickets are available through SeatGeek, starting at $95 for a two-day ticket, $49 for a Friday ticket and $75 for a Sunday ticket.
Yes, State Farm Stadium is air-conditioned.
Most likely not.
Yes. One-piece foam seat cushions no larger than 18 inches without pockets, zippers or concealable areas are permitted.
Additional clothing, blankets, etc., are permitted if carried loosely or in an approved clear bag. Blankets should be carried over the shoulder to be screened more quickly.
Metal detector screening and a search of all bags and other items will take place at stadium gates. There are no provisions available to store or safeguard prohibited bags. Guests will be asked to return prohibited items to their cars.
The following items are not permitted inside State Farm Stadium.
The NFL clear bag policy is enforced for all events at State Farm Stadium. Fans are encouraged to bring no bags, but the following will be permitted:
Yes. Cash is not accepted. The stadium suggests contactless payments such as tap-to-pay. Chase ATMs are at the Gate 1 entrance in the main concourse.
They've been changing up the setlist as they go, but these songs have all been performed since the tour launched April 27, 2023, in Amsterdam, divided by album.
'Kill 'Em All'
'Ride the Lightning'
'Master of Puppets'
'... And Justice for All'
'Hardwired... to Self-Destruct'
Report lost items by filling out the form at statefarmstadium.com. In the Item Description section, provide as much information as possible including color, size, etc. If an item is turned in that matches your description, you will be contacted.
When: 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 1, and Sunday, Sept. 3.
Where: State Farm Stadium, 1 Cardinals Way, Glendale.
Admission: $49 and up.
Details: 800-745-3000, SeatGeek.com.
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