Metallica have been on the road for a few months now, touring in support of their latest album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. It’ll only be a little over a month until they make their way over to the states for their first proper North American tour since 2009, so we wanted to check in and see how they were doing.
Right before their show at Lollapalooza Chile, frontman James Hetfield told Radio Futuro,
“[I’m] very surprised — very surprised that, after 36 years, an album like this is important to people. It’s a surprise still; it blows my mind that after this long, people are enjoying our music. It’s as simple as that. We will continue to make music, play shows and do what we need to do as people. Metallica helps us stay alive, and the fact that we’re gonna be on tour for another two and a half years, it’s exciting.”
After wrapping up the Latin American leg of the tour, the band will be taking a break for a month before they kick off again in Baltimore on May 10. Lucky for us, they just added one more slot to their US run at the San Francisco festival Outside Lands. They’ll make their way through 27 North American cities, including Denver, Houston, Chicago, Miami, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Los Angeles and few stops in Canada, before they head over to Europe in August for another long string of shows.
If you’re curious about the setlist for their WorldWired Tour, check out what they’ve been playing so far right here. Their show in Mexico City featured tons of surprises, like a live debut of “Dream No More” and even welcomed Iggy Pop to the stage during the encore for a cover of The Stooges’ “T.V. Eye.”
For those of you already planning to see them in action—prepare yourselves. It’s going to be heavy metal heaven…
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