Professionally recorded video footage of METALLICA performing the track “For Whom The Bell Tolls” on May 21 at the Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio could be seen beneath.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which features the current single “Now That We’re Dead”.Download Our App
The North American leg of the band‘s “WorldWired” trek will hit stadiums in 20 more cities earlier than ending in mid-August. METALLICA drummer Lars told Rolling Stone that the band was genuinely shocked to learn they could still perform stadiums, saying, “It was like, ‘Holy fuck, people really still care about this band in ways that you stopped taking for granted literally decades ago. It was very inspiring and kind of eye-opening.”
Lars Ulrich added: “Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating. There’s all these things to worry about like, ‘You should really attempt 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 properly this record has been received and all the good will that’s out there in METALLICA‘s world right now.”
The subsequent stop on the tour is St. Louis, Missouri on June 4.