Metallica continues to deliver setlist surprises on its current tour of North America. The thrash metal giants performed a blistering 18-song setlist at their recent stop on March 2 in Lubbock, Texas, at United Supermarkets Arena, which included the first-ever live performance of the song “Here Comes Revenge.”
Antimusic reports on March 5 that the nine-time Grammy winners surprised and delighted the Texas audience with the track from their chart-topping 2016 studio album Hardwired... to Self-Destruct at the mid-set mark of the show. Fans who missed the gig can check out the multi-platinum seller's hammering out “Here Comes Revenge” courtesy of fan-shot footage.
Heads bang and lights flood the stage as Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich leads the band through the song's ominous opening riff before frontman James Hetfield comes aboard to launch the first verse of the ode to retaliation, singing “Little grave I'm grieving/I will mend you/Sweet revenge I'm dreaming/I'll end you.”
The multi-platinum sellers will continue their WorldWired Tour on March 6 in Kansas City, MO, at Sprint Center. The winter romp is scheduled to wrap up on March 16 in Grand Rapids, MI, at Van Andel Arena with a final U.S. gig on April 26 in San Francisco at AT&T Park as they host their 7th annual Metallica Night with the San Francisco Giants, before heading overseas for a tour of Europe and the U.K., which kicks off May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. at Estádio do Restelo. The spring trek includes a huge show June 18 in Manchester, U.K., at Ethiad Stadium, before wrapping up Aug. 25 in Mannheim, Germany, at Palastzelt Maimarktgelande. Grab your Metallica tickets right here at AXS.
Check out the Lubbock performance of “Here Comes Revenge” above. For all the latest details on Metallica, click here.