Metallica fans pumped to catch the thrash metal giants live at an upcoming U.S. tour stop can whet their appetites with HD footage of the band thundering through “Halo on Fire.” The song was performed as part of the multi-platinum seller's 2019 U.S. tour opener on Jan. 18 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, at BOK Center.
Blabbermouth reports on Jan. 26 that the nine-time Grammy winners performed "Halo on Fire" mid-set in front of a record-breaking T-Town audience of 19,228 fans. The track is from the Rock and Roll Hall of Famer's chart-topping 2016 studio album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct.
The video clip opens with the stage shrouded in darkness. The spotlight gradually rises on frontman James Hetfield, who performs a slow and ominous variation of the song's descending melody on guitar, which leads into an appended vocal variation of the chorus.
As Hetfield's voice fades, drummer Lars Ulrich supplies the intro count on bass drum and the band springs to life, hammering through the song's bone-crunching intro riff. The camera pans back to Hetfield, who launches into the first verse, singing, “Obey/Obey/Come won't you stay.”
Metallica originally launched its current North American leg on Sept. 2,, 2019 in Madison, WI. Fans can catch the “Enter Sandman” hitmakers at their next WorldWired Tour stop, which will take place Jan. 28 in Raleigh, NC, at PNC Arena. The band will make a big stop on March 6 in Kansas City, MO, at Sprint Center, before wrapping up March 16 in Grand Rapids, MI, at Van Andel Arena. Grab your Metallica tickets now at AXS.
Check out the Tulsa performance of “Halo on Fire” above. For all the latest details on Metallica, click here.