Commencing its North American leg, METALLICA embarked on the “M72” global tour on August 4th at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey
Opening their 16-song set with the thunderous “Creeping Death,” the band showcased the prowess of their latest album, “72 Seasons,” featuring standout tracks like the eponymous title piece, the haunting “If Darkness Had A Son,” and the debut live performance of “Shadows Follow.”
A professionally captured video of the electrifying “Seek & Destroy” rendition from the August 4th spectacle is available for viewing below. Dubbed “M72” in homage to “72 Seasons,” METALLICA embarked on a journey of multi-night engagements across various cities worldwide, spanning from this year into 2024. These weekends of musical conquest, known as “takeover” events, will enthrall audiences in the New York City area, Montreal, Dallas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, St. Louis, and Detroit.
These occasions will encompass film festivals, ephemeral stores, signings by Ross Halfin, performances by tribute bands, appearances by esteemed friends and family, and a myriad of other special attractions. Originating in late April in Amsterdam, the “M72” world tour guarantees a fresh experience with each “No Repeat Weekend,” delivering distinctive setlists and support lineups. Unveiling an innovative in-the-round stage design, the tour relocates the iconic METALLICA Snake Pit to the epicenter, complemented by the “I Disappear” full-tour pass and the introduction of discounted tickets for attendees under the age of 16.
An imminent highlight in METALLICA‘s schedule, their dual-night engagement at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, will be globally livestreamed to movie theaters.
This occasion marks METALLICA‘s triumphant return to Texas since November 2021, a time when their performance at Globe Life Field spanned before, during, and after a Triad Combat event. The illustrious AT&T Stadium was last graced by METALLICA in June 2017.
The praise-worthy “72 Seasons,” hailed as “some of the deepest, hardest-hitting music of their career” by Rolling Stone, emerged on April 14 through the band’s self-established Blackened Recordings. Helmed by producer Greg Fidelman in collaboration with frontman James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, the opus spans over 77 minutes and presents a twelve-track offering. “72 Seasons” stands as METALLICA‘s seminal collection of new material since the 2016 release “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.”