Wednesday, January 18, 2017

VIDEO: Metallica joined by concert pianist Lang Lang in Beijing

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica were joined by Chinese concert pianist Lang Lang for a performance of their 1989 single, “One”, during their show at LeSports Center in Beijing on January 18 and video from the event is available.

The pairing previously delivered the “...And Justice For All” track at the 56th annual Grammy Awards in early 2014, which the band recently referred to as “one of the most creative, unique performances of our career.”

The Beijing show was the group’s second date in China this week as Metallica resumed their WorldWired tour in support of their tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct.”

Metallica will return to the Grammy stage next month to perform in sync with their nomination for the project’s lead single, “Hardwired”, in the Best Rock Song category alongside tunes by David Bowie (“Blackstar”), Radiohead (“Burn The Witch”), Twenty-One Pilots (“Heathens”) and Highly Suspect (“My Name Is Human”).

"We have something very unique and special planned for this celebratory night," says the band, "so tune in to watch."

The 59th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles on February 12 on CBS-TV starting at 8:00 PM EST.

Following this hennemusic story, Metallica released official footage of the Lang Lang performance, which can be seen here.

See also:

Metallica to perform at the Grammy Awards
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VIDEO: Metallica perform live debut of Hardwired songs in South Korea
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