Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song “Motorbreath” on May 12 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below.
The North American leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” tour will hit stadiums in 22 more cities before ending in mid-August. 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.”
The next stop on the tour is The New Coliseum Presented By NYCB in Uniondale, New York on Wednesday (May 17).
Support on the trek is coming from Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT and popular California act AVENGED SEVENFOLD.