I spoke to management at United Supermarkets Arena, and they are truly excited to have a rock show in the house.

You do need to know that there is a lot of construction in the area right now, which could affect your arrival. So get there early and be ready for a night of most excellent metal.

The tickets say doors open at 6 p.m., with the show scheduled to start at 7:30 p.m.  Comedian Jim Breuer will open the show, then Metallica does a couple of hours.

Do keep in mind that everyone will be inspected and run through metal detectors, so leave your knives, nail files, weapons and anything metal at the house (including wallet chains). Also, keep in mind that there is no smoking or vaping in the facility, but there is a designated area outside the east concourse.

You are also advised to carpool or rideshare if you can. If you need to take your own wheels, you can find an excellent map of available parking right here.

Also, if you haven't done it yet, tickets bought through an official retailer came with a free download of the album, so you might want to get that done. Also, remember that this concert will be recorded and mixed by the same people who made the Hardwired album, so be LOUD, and show Metallica that LUBBOCK ROCKS!

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