April 26 Update: If you were listening to WLUP in Chicago this afternoon, you heard Lars announce Local H as the winner of the Hit The Stage fan vote to join us in five cities this summer on the WorldWired tour. Congrats to Local H and thanks to everyone who voted!
Click here to hear Lars calling into WLUP to announce Local H as the winner.
This summer the WorldWired tour hits the road in North America to play in your local stadium, and as most of you know we’ve invited along additional bands including special guests Avenged Sevenfold and openers Volbeat or Gojira to join us. However, as a few of you may have noticed, there are a handful of cities (five to be exact!) where only one band from our tour-mates is able to join us. Since we’ve had so much fun checking out local bands in other parts of the world (Central/South America, Copenhagen and Mexico City), it only seems natural to invite all of you to once again voice your opinion and help us choose a band with a click of your mouse. This time around, the group receiving the most fan votes will hit the stage first on their own five-city tour!
The “mini” tour includes these five dates:
May 19 – Foxborough, MA – Gillette Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 4 – St. Louis, MO – Busch Stadium (also with Volbeat)
June 14 – San Antonio, TX – Alamodome (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 16 – Dallas, TX – AT&T Stadium (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
June 18 – Chicago, IL – Soldier Field (also with Avenged Sevenfold)
Here's where you come in. Many of you voted for your favorites on the sites of some of our radio partners and your votes have been tallied up. Now it’s time to choose the winner from the two finalists who won the most votes in their respective cities!
Hit the Stage Finalists
- Blood People (YouTube | Website)
- Local H (YouTube | Website)
- Hallow Point (YouTube | Website)
- TROY (The Reality of Yourself) (YouTube | Website)
- Immortal Guardian (YouTube | Website)
- Shattered Sun (YouTube | Website)
- Mothership (YouTube | Website)
- Messer (YouTube | Website)
The Fine Print: We reserve the right to review the results of the poll to ensure that everyone is voting fairly.
The polls close on April 25th at 5:00 PM PDT and the next day the band with the most votes will be announced and can start packing their bags to head to their first gig in Foxborough at Gillette Stadium courtesy of Metallica!