RIAA certifies Metallica’s “Hardwired…To Self Destruct” platinum

Metallica’s tenth studio album, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, has been certified platinum for selling upwards of a million albums. The band was recently presented with their plaques by Blackened Recordings executives at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, NY.

The album was released on November 18th via the band’s own Blackened Recordings. Within ten days, it sold 800,000 copies and becoming No. 1 in the United States, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland and Sweden.

Hardwired…To Self Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman with James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and is available in various configurations including 2 CDDeluxe 3 CD2 LP and Deluxe 3 LP. By industry standards the standard 2 CD set would be considered a deluxe package. However, the band also released a special deluxe edition of the album featuring 3 CDs of Metallica music, amounting to 80-90% of Hardwired…To Self-Destruct‘s first week global sales – a true testament to the extraordinary relationship Metallica has with its fans.

2 CD | Deluxe 3 CD | 2 LP | Deluxe 3 LP

The band also unleashed a live video for their current single “Now That We’re Dead” shot during the 2017 Hardwired World Tour, which can be viewed below.

The band is currently in the midst of their WorldWired World Tour 2017 which continues this weekend in St. Louis.

June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium^#
June 7 – Denver, CO – Sports Authority Field*^
June 9 – Dayton, IA – Iowa Speedway
June 11 – Houston, TX – NRG Stadium*^
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome*#
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium*#
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field*#
July 5 – Orlando, FL – Camping World Stadium*^
July 7 – Miami, FL – Hard Rock Stadium*^
July 9 – Atlanta, GA – Suntrust Park*^
July 12 – Detroit, MI – Comercia Park*^
July 14 – Quebec City, QC- Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON – Rogers Centre*^
July 19 – Montreal, QB – Parc Jean-Drapeau*^
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA – Rose Bowl*+
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ – University of Phoenix Stadium*+
August 6 – San Diego, CA – Petco Park*+
August 9 – Seattle, WA – Centurylink Field*+
August 11-13 – San Francisco, CA – Outside Lands
August 14 – Vancouver, BC – BC Place*+
August 16 – Edmonton, AB – Commonwealth Stadium*+

*With Avenged Sevenfold
^With Volbeat
+With Gojira

Author: Buddy Iahn

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