METALLICA has released a 360-degree video clip of the “Seek & Destroy” performance from their May 19 live performance at the Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts. Watch it beneath.
METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to the WAAF radio station about what followers can expect from the stage production on the North American leg of the band’s “WorldWired” tour, which launched last month. He stated: “It is a huge stage. [When you’re] our age and you have been round for thirty-six years and also you’re gonna do stadiums, go big.”Download Our App
The guitarist/vocalist added that he could not say for sure that it was “the biggest production” the band has had up to now, explaining: “I mean, when you say ‘big’… I mean, we have done stuff where we have had two stages indoors and all kind sof crazy stuff. This, I’d say, when you look at it, is the biggest we’ve accomplished, so far as open air and just sheer size of it.”
Hetfield additionally spoke in more detail concerning the “WorldWired” stage set, which includes pyro displays that include forty-foot flames that turn into fireballs and fireworks galore.
“Some guy, the other day, in an interview, asked me… He speaks, ‘Why do you have forty-foot flames?'” James Hetfield recalled. “[I’m like] ‘Why do you not? Why would you not have forty-foot flames if you could?’ It’s giant, it’s big, it’s huge.”
He continued: “The whole idea around this is to make everyone feel as close as possible. That’s what we’ve always done from day one — trying to get people drawn in. We wanna see facial expressions, we wanna see sweat, we wanna see the expression, the joy — everything that goes into making a show. So, on these big screens, if you’re way up in the nosebleeds, normally you would feel like you’re not a part of something. This, you’re still able to count the nosehairs in Lars Ulrich — whether you want to or not. You’re up close and personal no matter where you are, and that’s what we’ve been trying to do.”