The pro-shot footage is from the band’s record-setting shows at SoFi Stadium
Metallica have unleashed a brand new live video for “Sad but True.” The performance took place during the first night of their record-setting stand at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, California at the end of August. Stream the official clip below now.
Across two shows at SoFi Stadium, Metallica ripped through tracks like “Fight Fire with Fire,” “Leper Messiah,” “No Leaf Clover,” “Dirty Window,” Master of Puppets,” “72 Seasons,” “Hardwired,” “Fuel,” “Shadows Follow,” and more. It was no surprise that a show in the shadow of Hollywood turned into a star-studded event. Throughout the weekend, he likes of Mötley Crüe‘s Tommy Lee and John 5, Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell, King’s X frontman Doug Pinnick, actor Jason Momoa (Game of Thrones, Aquaman, Fast X), actress Adria Arjona (Pacific Rim Uprising, Moribus, Andor), and Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner John Travolta (Grease, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty). It was also rumored that Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl was in attendance.
Metallica also shattered the attendance record at SoFi Stadium, previously held by pop superstar Taylor Swift.
Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their M72 World Tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, US over the first weekend in August. The band performed two shows on Friday, August 4 and Sunday, August 6. They performed two cuts from their latest record 72 Seasons live for the first time – “Shadows Follow” and “Too Far Gone?” Other highlights included “The Unforgiven,” “Blackened,” “One,” “Enter Sandman,” Creeping Death,” “Battery,” “Sad but True,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Master of Puppets.” They also pulled out a few rare gems like “Welcome Home (Sanitarium), “Wherever I May Roam,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” and “King Nothing,” plus instrumentals “The Call of Ktulu” and “Orion.”
In October, Metallica are performing at Power Trip in Indio, California. The bill is stacked with fellow rock icons Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Tool. The 2023 North American leg of Metallica’s M72 World Tour wraps up with two shows at Ford Field in Detroit on November 10 and November 12.
Metallica’s eleventh studio album 72 Seasons arrived on April 14 via the band’s own label, Blackened Recordings. Produced by Greg Fidelman with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, 72 Seasons is Metallica’s first full length collection of new material since 2016’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. The 12-track album clocks in at just over 77 minutes. It was released in formats including 2LP 140-gram black vinyl and limited edition variants, CD and digital download.