METALLICA Kicks Off North American Leg Of ‘WorldWired’ Tour In Baltimore: Video, Photos

METALLICA Kicks Off North American Leg Of ‘WorldWired’ Tour In Baltimore: Video, Photos

Wednesday, 10 May 2017
METALLICA kicked off the North American leg of its "WorldWired" tour Wednesday night (May 10) at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The band's 18-song setlist included five tracks from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which was certified platinum last month by the RIAA (Recording Association Of America). METALLICA was joined in Baltimore by Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT and popular California act AVENGED SEVENFOLD. METALLICA's setlist was as follows: 01. Hardwired 02. Atlas, Rise! 03. For Whom the Bell Tolls 04. Fuel 05. The Unforgiven 06. Now That We're Dead 07. Moth Into Flame 08. Wherever I May Roam 09. Halo on Fire 10. Hit The Lights 11. Sad But True 12. One 13. Master Of Puppets 14. Fade to Black 15. Seek & Destroy Encore: 16. Battery 17. Nothing Else Matters 18. Enter Sandman METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that playing two one-off stadium gigs last year — at San Francisco's AT&T Park and Minneapolis's US Bank Stadium — showed the group that they could still draw larger venues in the U.S. as they tour in support of "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct". "It was like, 'Holy fuck, people really still care about this band in ways that you stopped taking for granted literally decades ago,'" he said. "It was very inspiring and kind of eye-opening. "Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating," he continued. "There's all these things to worry about like, 'You should really try to play maybe only on the weekend,' and, 'Where do you play on Tuesday?' and some of those practicalities can get a little bewildering. We just threw caution to the wind. Doing a stadium run seemed like the perfect thing on the back of how well this record has been received and all the good will that's out there in METALLICA's world right now." The recent gain in "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" sales is owed mostly to a concert ticket/album bundle sale redemption promotion with the band's stadium tour that went on sale on February 17. Redemptions of albums included with the purchase of a concert ticket register as a sale in the week the customer redeems/receives the album. The North American leg of the "WorldWired" tour will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August.

Setlist and photos from tonight's show in Baltimore can be seen here

Posted by Metallica on Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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