Check out the professionally filmed video of METALLICA’s captivating performance of “For Whom the Bell Tolls” during their recent appearance at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on August 20 below
Last month, METALLICA graced AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas for a two-night extravaganza, with the special twist of live streaming the event to theaters worldwide. This marked a triumphant return to Texas for the band, their first since November 2021, when they played at a Triad Combat event at Globe Life Field.
As previously reported, METALLICA faced challenges during their “M72” world tour when frontman James Hetfield tested positive for COVID, leading to the rescheduling of their September 3 show in Arizona. Fortunately, the concert was held successfully on Saturday, September 9. The band also had to curtail their September 1 show at State Farm Stadium due to Hetfield‘s “vocal issues.”
METALLICA‘s remarkable draw was exemplified on August 25, when they brought nearly 80,000 fans to Los Angeles’ SoFi Stadium. This performance became historic as the largest crowd ever witnessed at the SoCal stadium, which opened its doors in September 2020. The Bay Area-based metal icons replicated this feat on August 27.
With fans purchasing more than 156,000 tickets for these two monumental shows, part of their “M72” world tour, it’s clear that METALLICA continues to hold an enduring sway over their global fan base.
The “M72” tour boasts a striking new in-the-round stage design, notably featuring the iconic METALLICA Snake Pit now at center stage. This innovative setup allowed for an increased ticket capacity and an even more immersive experience for fans. METALLICA‘s stage, with its hollow center, provided additional space for attendees.
Billboard reports that the expansive ring-shaped stage also incorporates eight towers of monitors and speakers, each anchored by a raised platform that doubles as VIP seating. These platforms feature eight folding chairs adorned with the black-and-yellow color scheme inspired by the band’s latest album, “72 Seasons.”
The “M72” tour had its inaugural launch in late April in Amsterdam.
Notably, a portion of the proceeds from these concerts contributes to METALLICA‘s charitable foundation, All Within My Hands. The foundation’s mission encompasses assisting and enriching the lives of the communities that have supported the band. This includes initiatives to combat food insecurity, provide disaster relief, and offer scholarships to those in need.