Ernie Ball, Metallica, and Guitar Center are excited to announce the winners of The Ultimate Metallica Experience Sweepstakes.

From April 13th to May 29th, 2023, Metallica fans could find unique codes printed inside packs of Ernie Ball strings sold exclusively at Guitar Center. Fans were able to enter their codes online at for the chance to win one of five grand prize fan experiences. Each grand prize fan experience included a pair of tickets to see Metallica in Phoenix, Arizona on September 1st, access to a private soundcheck, roundtrip airfare, and lodging. Additional prizes include an ESP Kirk Hammett signature guitar, assorted vinyl records, and music gear from Ernie Ball and Dunlop including Ernie Ball Papa Het’s Signature Strings and an autographed Dunlop Kirk Hammett Cry Baby pedal. Fans were also able to enter the contest without making a purchase via mail-in entry by visiting

Grand Prize Winners

Congratulations to all five of our grand prize winners!

Fevzi Kizir, Ryan Walker, Vivian Ann Lovingood, Wayne Yeaw, and Glenn Escalante Jr.

The 72 Seasons Tour

The Ultimate Metallica Experience celebrates the release of Metallica’s eleventh studio album, 72 Seasons. 72 SEASONS represents 42 years of Metallica in over 77 minutes, featuring “Lux Æterna”, “Screaming Suicide,” and “If Darkness Had a Son.” Find out how you can catch Metallica on tour here.

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