Metallica announced its 34-stop North American on Feb. 26, and four days later tickets went on sale for every show on the tour except one: Kansas City's.
Shani Tate, vice president of marketing, communications and ticket sales at the Sprint Center, told The Star: “The show is confirmed for March 6, 2019. We are still waiting for pre-sale/on-sale information from the promoter.”
The promoter is Live Nation. A request for tickets at livenation.com will send you to the Sprint Center website, where you will be advised that ticket information is “coming soon.”
Tickets have been on sale since March 2 in nearby cities like Wichita, Tulsa and Lincoln, Neb. Tickets are also on sale for the three shows that follow Kansas City’s: Louisville, Ky., Indianapolis and Grand Rapids, Mich.
A request for tickets via Live Nation for the March 4, 2019, show in Wichita will lead you to Select a Seat, which handles ticket sales for several Wichita venues, including the Intrust Bank Arena where the concert will be.
The only tickets available at that site are upper-bowl seats for $135, unless you want to buy VIP packages. Tickets to the Wichita show are also available through Ticketmaster. However, all of those are resale tickets that start at $101 and go as high as $563 (for floor seats).
The Intrust Bank Arena is owned by Sedgwick County and operated by SEG, a venue-management company based in Pennsylvania. AXS handles ticket sales for the Sprint Center, which is owned by the city of Kansas City and managed by Los Angeles-based AEG.
Metallica's previous show in Kansas City was at the Sprint Center in October 2008. The 2018-19 tour will stop in cities the band didn't visit during its 2017 tour. Some of those cities will be getting their first Metallica show in decades, including Grand Forks, N.D., where Metallica last stopped in June 1989.