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Metallica Launch North American ‘Worldwired’ Tour in Baltimore – Setlist + Video

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The long wait is over as Metallica kicked off their first proper tour of North America since 2009 last night (May 10) in Baltimore at M&T Bank Stadium. Dubbed “Worldwired,” the trek is in support of the band’s latest LP, Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, which came out last November and recently went platinum.

The band unveiled a new set that featured a massive five-panel video screen, and opened with the new album’s lead single, “Hardwired.” In all, five songs were played from the disc, including “Atlas Rise!,” “Now that We’re Dead,” “Moth Into Flame” and “Halo on Fire.”

The show, which featured opening sets by Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold, was heavy on hits and singles, with a total of 18 songs performed, along with solo spots from guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Drummer Lars Ulrich was joined on his solo by the rest of the band — including singer James Hetfield, who pounded away on large drums which were brought out. Nothing was featured from the previous two Metallica efforts, St. Anger and Death Magnetic, with just a snippet of “Bleeding Me” the sole representation from Load. “Seek and Destroy” closed out the main set with “Enter Sandman” wrapping up the encore.

Check out video of the select songs from last night’s concert above and below. The “Worldwired” tour continues tomorrow night (May 12) at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, with North American dates continuing through the summer before Metallica heads back over to Europe with a list of gigs that roll through next May. The full slate of shows can be found here

Metallica Setlist from Baltimore, Md. “Worldwired” Kick-Off

01. “Hardwired”
02. “Atlas, Rise!”
03. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
04. “Fuel”
05. “The Unforgiven”
06. “Now That We’re Dead” [w/ drum solo]
07. “Moth Into Flame”
08. “Wherever I May Roam”
09. “Halo on Fire” [w/ Kirk solo and Rob’s solo]
10. “Hit The Lights”
11. “Sad But True”
12. “One”
13. “Master Of Puppets”
14. “Fade to Black”
15. “Seek & Destroy”

Encore:

16. “Battery”
17. “Nothing Else Matters”
18. “Enter Sandman” [w/ “Frayed Ends of Sanity” outro]

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