Thursday, May 11, 2017

VIDEO: Metallica launch North American tour in Baltimore

photo: Jeff Yeager / Metallica

Metallica launched the North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct” at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, MD on May 10, and video from the event has surfaced online.

The band’s 18-song set opened with the 2016 single, “Hardwired”, before delivering a mix of new material and classics from seven albums while also featuring the US live debuts of “Now That We’re Dead” and “Halo On Fire.”

Metallica were joined by openers Avenged Sevenfold and Volbeat alongside DJ sets by Mix Master Mike.

Metallica are sharing a “Thank you Baltimore” video montage featuring footage around the city, fans gathering for the show, and a look inside the stadium as the group hit the stage.

“Wow... what an amazing way to kick off the North American leg of the WorldWired tour,” says the band. “A huge shout-out to our friends in Baltimore for making us feel so welcome and getting us started on an absolute high!”

The summer 2017 run marks Metallica’s first run across the continent in eight years as they tour behind “Hardwired…”; last month, the project achieved platinum status in the US for sales of 1 million copies.

Metallica continue the trip this week with shows at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA on May 12 and at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ on May 14.

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