Thursday, March 28, 2019

VIDEO: Metallica perform 1984 classic in rare Indianapolis show

Metallica are streaming official video of a performance the 1984 classic, “Fight Fire With Fire”, from a March 11 show at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN.

The tune was the opening track from the band’s second album, “Ride The Lightning”, which peaked at No. 48 on the Billboard 200 on its way to US sales of more than 6 million copies.

The recent concert marked Metallica’s first show in the Indiana capital in 10 years, and second-last performance before wrapping up the North American arena leg of the WordWired tour.

Launched in the fall of 2016 in support of their tenth album, “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, the trek has grossed more than a quarter of a billion dollars worldwide to date.

Metallica will resume their live schedule later this spring with a summer series of shows in Europe.

“Kicking off May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal,” says the band, “the tour will visit 25 cities across 20 countries including many cities we did not stop in on the most recent excursion: Milan, Zürich, Dublin, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Göteborg and Brussels (first time since 1988!) are all on the itinerary this summer. We also have three firsts (go figure!) with shows in Trondheim Norway, Hämeenlinna Finland, and Tartu, Estonia.

“Joining us for the festivities will be Ghost and Bokassa.”

“This tour also marks the appearance of another first in Europe with the Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket, a wildly popular addition to our menu of options for the North American tour,”
adds the group. “The Black Ticket is your one-stop shop; a single ticket that allows you Golden Circle access to any Metallica show on the 2019 European tour. Pick your city from A(msterdam) to Z(ürich), make a reservation online no less than 48 hours before the gig and you're in!”

See also:

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