METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage From Montreal, Toronto Concerts
July 25, 2017
Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Motorbreath" on July 19 at at Parc Jean-Drapeau in Montréal, Québec, Canada, and "Sad But True" on July 16 at Rogers Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada can be seen below.
The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" trek will hit stadiums in eight more cities before ending in mid-August.
The next stop on the tour is Pasadena, California on Saturday, July 29.
The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which features the single "Now That We're Dead".
METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the band was genuinely surprised to learn they could still play 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."
He added: "Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating. 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."
Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 is coming mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.