METALLICA today announced "Now That We're Live", a live rehearsal special from M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore that will stream exclusively on Facebook Live on Tuesday, May 9 at 9:00 p.m. EST, the eve of their inaugural show for the North American leg of the "WorldWired" tour 2017. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and multiple-Grammy Award-winning band will warm up the stadium stage with a full-scale rehearsal performance.
The "Now That We're Live" rehearsal special will feature METALLICA performing four songs in their entirety (including their current single, "Now That We're Dead"). The presentation will offer fans an early glimpse of the groundbreaking production elements of the "WorldWired" tour and will be available for on-demand viewing following the live stream via Metallica.com and the band's Facebook page.
Said METALLICA's Lars Ulrich: "We are psyched to share some of our rehearsals and final pre-production run-through with our friends around the world, and we hope you'll come hang with us as we fire up the engines for the North American summer run."
A very limited number of lucky Fifth Club members will have the opportunity to attend the event by entering to win at Metallica.com.
Viewers will also be able to donate on Facebook Live to METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation, which supports a cross-section of national, local and Bay Area charities that the individual band members support, as well as music education programs and local food banks.
The North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" 2017 tour kicks off in Baltimore and will hit stadiums in 25 cities before winding down in mid-August. Support on the quartet's first North American trek since 2009 will come mainly from AVENGED SEVENFOLD and VOLBEAT, with GOJIRA taking over for the latter group for the last six shows.
The first European leg of "WorldWired" kicks off on September 4 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands and stretches through November. After a break, the trek will pick up again on February 10, 2018 in Bologna, Italy, and continue through May, finishing up in Helsinki, Finland.