Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song “The Shortest Straw” on April 30 at Arena Leipzig in Leipzig, Germany can be seen below.
METALLICA played 20 shows in Europe since early February and has another four dates booked between now and mid-May.
METALLICA recently announced the details of the 2018-2019 North American leg of of its “WorldWired” tour in support of the band’s latest album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
The 34-date trek kicks off September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin and runs through March 13 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”.
The 2017 dates on the “WorldWired” tour, which included stadium shows across the U.S., grossed $110.3 million in North America and $152.8 million worldwide.
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich said that the band is relishing its staying power now more than ever. “It was, like, ‘Holy fuck, people really still care about this band in ways that you stopped taking for granted literally decades ago,” he told Rolling Stone. “It was very inspiring and kind of eye-opening… 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.”