Metallica performed the final North American show of the “WorldWired” touring cycle on Wednesday night (March 13th) in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The band’s 18-song set closed out a run of arena shows that set several attendance records this year, including recent dates at venues in Wichita, Kansas, Raleigh, North Carolina, Tulsa, Oklahoma and Indianapolis.
The trek was the band’s second on these shores in support of the band’s 2016 Hardwired…to Self-Destruct album, following a summer stadium jaunt in 2017. The tour was Metallica’s first full-length tour of North America in eight years.
Bassist Robert Trujillo told us a while back that Metallica has striven to give fans the best show possible: [“Bringing the show to life on the big stage is always great with Metallica. You know, there’s a lot of creative energy and focus that goes into that. Visual production, bringing it to life, while trying to create, you know, as much as possible something that’s intimate…just get out there and, you know, make it happen visually and sonically.”] SOUNDCUE (:19 OC: . . . visually and sonically.)
Metallica will head to Europe and Australia later this year before likely the tour cycle for Hardwired. Trujillo hinted in a recent interview that he doesn’t the band will take up to eight years to complete its next collection of new material, as it did with Hardwired.
Story source: Consequence Of Sound
SIDE NOTES: While in Grand Rapids, Metallica donated $10,000 to Feeding America West Michigan, an organization dedicated to gathering and distributing food to relieve hunger and increase food security in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula.