Metallica continues to build anticipation ahead of their 2018 fall tour of North America. The thrash metal giants have been uploading HD video footage of their current trek through Europe and fans can check out newly posted live footage of the band rocking through their single “Moth into Flame,” filmed during their recent Worldwired Tour stop on April 5 in Budapest, Hungary, at Sports Arena.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers unveiled the clip on April 10 via YouTube channel ahead of being honored with the prestigious Polaris Music Prize in Sweden on June 14 in Stockholm at the Grand Hotel. “Moth into Flame” is the second single from the multi-platinum seller's chart-topping 2016 studio album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct.
In the 6:35 minute video, the crowd roars as the “Enter Sandman” hitmakers thunder to life with drummer Lars Ulrich counting the band into the song's pounding intro. As lights erupt across the arena ceiling, frontman James Hetfield trades off riffs with fellow guitarist Kirk Hammett before stepping up to the microphone for the first verse, singing, “Blacked out/Pop queen/Amphetamine/The screams crashed into silence.”
Metallica's overseas romp continues on April 11 in in Geneva at Palexpo Arena. The European leg winds up with a two-night stand from May 9 - May 11 in Helsinki, Finland, at Hartwell Arena.
Metallica returns home to U.S. shores this to begin their second World Wired Tour leg of North America. The 34-city romp, which features the band performing on an in-the-round stage setting currently being used in Europe, launches on Sept. 2 in Madison, Wisc., at Kohl Center Arena and wraps up March 13, 2019 in Grand Rapids, Mich., at Van Andel Arena.