Watch: Metallica performs on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert for the first time
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Metallica stopped into the “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” on Monday just a week into the North American leg of their WorldWired tour and the day after performing at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ. With frontman James Hetfield rocking a Motörhead t-shirt, the hard rock legends played their latest single “Now That We’re Dead” for Stephen and his studio audience for the first time. You can check out video above.

After getting underway in Puerto Rico on October 26, 2016, the WorldWired tour has already seen Metallica throughout much of Central and South America, Korea, China, Hong Kong and Singapore, as well as dates in Europe.

Metallica’s stadium tour of North America with special guests Avenged Sevenfold, Volbeat and Gojira began at Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium on May 10. The North American portion of the tour will see the band in stadiums throughout North America as well as some high-profile festival headlines.

After closing out the North American leg in Edmonton, Canada on Aug. 16, the WorldWired tour will head back to Europe continuing into 2018. Click here to browse AXS for select European Metallica dates.