METALLICA performed its song “Dream No More” live for the first time ever Sunday night (March 5) during the band’s concert at Foro Sol in Mexico City in Mexico City. Multi-camera fan-filmed video footage of the track’s live debut can be seen below.
“Dream No More” is taken from METALLICA‘s new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, which debuted as expected at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart last November, selling 291,000 copies in its first week of release. Both of the band’s previous outings, 2008’s “Death Magnetic” and 2003’s “St. Anger”, sold more copies in shortened sales weeks. “Death Magnetic” moved 490,000 copies in a three-day window, while “St. Anger” shifted 418,000 copies in a similar frame.
Nevertheless, the overall fan reaction to the new disc has inspired the band to release its next record sooner. Frontman James Hetfield told Italy’s Linea Rock, “At least for now, we’ve booked out two years (of touring), at least. So I can’t predict the future, but… I would like to make some new music sooner than eight years, for sure. (You get) such a pleasure and a joy of hearing your new music and having other people hear it. So we don’t wanna wait that long.”
“Hardwired… To Self-Destruct” consists of two discs, containing a dozen songs and nearly 80 minutes of music.
The North American leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” 2017 tour kicks off on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet’s first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.
Each ticket purchased for the tour will come with a copy of METALLICA‘s new album, “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct”, available as a physical CD or a digital download. Various VIP packages are up for sale as well.
METALLICA has also announced the formation of its All Within My Hands Foundation, which will raise funds through ticket sales to support national, local and Bay Area charities selected by the band members, while continuing to donate to music education programs and local food banks.