The unleashed the track in Montreal on Friday
Last night at Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec, Metallica busted out “Hardwired” for the first time on their M72 World Tour. Last weekend at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, the band played another cut from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct – “Moth Into Flame.” Check out the fan-filmed video of “Hardwired” above.”
Friday’s setlist also included “Creeping Death,” “Harvester of Sorrow,” “Leper Messiah,” “Until It Sleeps,” “Sad but True,” “If Darkness Had a Son,” “72 Seasons,” “Seek & Destroy,” and “Master of Puppets.”
On Tuesday (August 8), trucks hauling Metallica’s gear for Metallica’s current tour were reportedly involved in a major accident en route to Stade Olympique in Montreal, Quebec in Canada from East Rutherford, New Jersey in the United States. There were reportedly were no injuries, according to a social media post by John Kish. It is unclear how much damage was inflicted on the band’s equipment. None of the band members were involved in the incident.
On a Facebook post by Canadian rock music pundit Mitch Lafon, Mat Paré – who appears to working on the local crew for the shows at Stade Olympique – replied to the post with a photo Thursday of Metallica’s fully assembled production with a caption stating, “Some brackets for moving lights were destroyed, they rented follow spots from Solotech, everything is up and ready.”
Metallica kicked off the North American leg of their M72 World Tour at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey, US last weekend. 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 alongside fellow rock icons Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Guns N’ Roses, AC/DC, and Tool.
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.