This is not a drill, and this is not a joke: Metallica is coming to Lubbock.

Metallica will play the United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.

That's a long way to wait, but you'll need to get on the stick and get tickets as soon as possible. General sales begin this weekend, but we'll send out a special FMX presale code for listeners who have our free app (make sure the push notifications are turned ON) or are signed up for our newsletter this Thursday (March 1) for a 9 a.m. presale.

This show is "An Evening With Metallica," and comedian Jim Breuer will be hosting. With Metallica shows, the sets generally go from two to two-and-a-half hours, so trust me when I tell you that you'll be worn out with just one band.

The last time Metallica played Lubbock was September 4, 2004, so by the time this show rolls around, it will have been over 15 years since they've visited Lubbock. It's expected that this show will be recorded for sale at a later date, too.

FMX is your Metallica concert station, and we'll have some exclusive Metallica giveaways and experiences. WE ARE PUMPED. Make you grab up our station app (it's free!) and become a member of the FMX Bomb Squad VIP club. We hope to have opportunities for both, but be smart -- buy tickets as soon as you can, and try to win some better ones later on. Don't miss this show.

In celebration of the show, FMX will feature Metallica at the top of the hour, every hour, around the clock (with the exception of Loudwire Nights, which already has Mission Metallica every night). And this Saturday night, Wes Nessman's Big Rock Radio Show will expand its regular "Mandatory Metallica" to bring you the entire Dallas 2017 live show, commercial-free.

This is it, Lubbock. You wanted different shows. You wanted bigger shows. Step the hell up and get some Metallica in 2019.

FMX Welcomes Metallica
FMX Welcomes Metallica to Lubbock, Texas

See the full Metallica 2018-2019 North American tour schedule below

Sept. 02 - Madison, Wis. @ Kohl Center
Sept. 04 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ Target Center
Sept. 06 - Lincoln, Neb. @ Pinnacle Bank Arena
Sept. 08 - Grand Forks, N.D. @ Alerus Center
Sept. 11 - Sioux Falls, S.D. @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
Sept. 13 - Winnipeg, Manitoba @ Bell MTS Place
Sept. 15 - Saskatoon, Saskatchewan @ SaskTel Centre
Oct. 16 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Wisconsin Entertainment and Sports Center
Oct. 18 - Pittsburgh, Penn. @ PPG Paints Arena
Oct. 20 - State College, Penn. @ Bryce Jordan Center
Oct. 22 - Charlotte, N.C. @ Spectrum Center
Oct. 27 - Buffalo, N.Y. @ KeyBank Center
Oct. 29 - Albany, N.Y. @ Times Union Center
Nov. 26 - Las Vegas, Nev. @ T-Mobile Arena
Nov. 28 - Boise, Idaho @ Taco Bell Arena
Nov. 30 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ Vivint Smart Home Arena
Dec. 02 - Spokane, Wash. @ Spokane Arena
Dec. 05 - Portland, Ore. @ Moda Center
Dec. 07 - Sacramento, Calif. @ Golden 1 Center
Dec. 09 - Fresno, Calif. @ Save Mart Center
Jan. 18 - Tulsa, Okla. @ BOK Center
Jan. 20 - Little Rock, Ariz. @ Verizon Arena
Jan. 22 - Birmingham, Alab. @ Legacy Arena at The BJCC
Jan. 24 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Bridgestone Arena
Jan. 28 - Raleigh, N.C. @ PNC Arena
Jan. 30 - Cincinnati, Ohio @ U.S. Bank Arena
Feb. 01 - Cleveland, Ohio @ Quicken Loans Arena
Feb. 28 - El Paso, Texas @ Don Haskins Center
March 02 - Lubbock, Texas @ United Supermarkets Arena
March 04 - Wichita, Kan. @ Intrust Bank Arena
March 06 - Kansas City, Mo. @ Sprint Center
March 09 - Louisville, Ky. @ KFC Yum! Center
March 11 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Bankers Life Fieldhouse
March 13 - Grand Rapids, Mich. @ Van Andel Arena

Note: This story has been updated to include Jim Breuer as the show's host.

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