One week from today, heavy metal icons Metallica will be streaming live on Facebook from their rehearsals. The band announced the news in anticipation of their North American WorldWired tour, scheduled to get underway the night after their special social media performance.
Entitled Now That We’re Live, the performance will feature four songs, including current single “Now That We’re Dead.” The group will be streaming from the M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland – where they are set to kick off the tour.
During the stream, viewers will be able to donate money towards the group’s All Within My Hands charity, which helps to raise money for food banks and educational programs. Metallica fan club members can also enter a contest on the band’s website for the chance to attend the unique rehearsal performance.
The four-piece will be touring in support of their 2016 double album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, with the likes of Gojira, Volbeat, and Avenged Sevenfold also on the bill, depending on the date.
As of now, the band is set to take the tour right through until the end of summer, beginning on May 10 in Baltimore, Maryland before finishing on August 16 in Edmonton, Canada. It will be Metallica’s first proper North American tour since 2009.
Released in November of last year, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct was met with a largely favorable reaction from both critics and fans. It marked the band’s first release in over eight years, reaching the number one spot on the US Billboard 200, as well as topping the charts in 57 countries worldwide. First single “Hardwired” was nominated for a Grammy Award this year too, where the band also performed “Moth Into Flame” with Lady Gaga.
Metallica North America Tour Dates
May 10 – Baltimore, MD @ M&T Bank StadiumMay 12 – Philadelphia, PA @ Lincoln Financial Field
May 14 – East Rutherford, NJ @ MetLife Stadium
May 17 – Uniondale, NY @ New Coliseum
May 19 – Boston, MA @ Gillette Stadium
May 21 – Columbus, OH @ Rock On The Range Festival
June 4 – St. Louis, MO @ Busch Stadium
June 7 – Denver, CO @ Sports Authority Field
June 11 – Houston, TX @ NRG Stadium
June 14 – San Antonio, TX @ Alamodome
June 16 – Dallas, TX @ AT&T Stadium
June 18 – Chicago, IL @ Soldier Field
July 5 – Orlando, FL @ Camping World Stadium
July 7 – Miami, FL @ Hard Rock Stadium
July 9 – Atlanta, GA @ Suntrust Park
July 12 – Detroit, MI @ Comercia Park
July 14 – Quebec City, QC-@Festival D’Ete
July 16 – Toronto, ON @ Rogers Centre
July 19 – Montreal, QB @ Parc Jean-Drapeau
July 29 – Los Angeles, CA @ Rose Bowl
August 4 – Phoenix, AZ @ University of Phoenix Stadium
August 6 – San Diego, CA @ Petco Park
August 9 – Seattle, WA @ Centurylink Field
August 14 – Vancouver, BC @ BC Place
August 16 – Edmonton, AB @ Commonwealth Stadium