Metallica Light Em’ Up In Orlando [Exclusive]

There’s no need to self-destruct! Metallica load up their WorldWired summer tour after a short break and reload in Orlando to continue to spread the destruction to kill em’ all.

Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that the band was genuinely surprised to learn they could still play stadiums, saying, “It was like, ‘Holy fuck, people really still care about this band in ways that you stopped taking for granted literally decades ago. It was very inspiring and kind of eye-opening.”

He added: “Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating. There’s all these things to worry about like, ‘You should really try to play maybe only on the weekend,’ and, ‘Where do you play on Tuesday?’ and some of those practicalities can get a little bewildering. We just threw caution to the wind. Doing a stadium run seemed like the perfect thing on the back of how well this record has been received and all the good will that’s out there in Metallica’s world right now.”

Metallica’s triumphant return to the road came in full force with the announcement of U.S. stadium runs after nearly a decade. Although the band had been gigging over seas and appearances such as the Golden God Awards in 2013 and their featured film effort of ‘Through The Never,’ the band rejoiced on their massive stage production, returning to the big stage to perform with more fire-power than ever witnessed by veteran Metallica fans.

Even after “that one show where the microphone didn’t work on live television,” Hetfield humorously pointed out to the Orlando metal heads, that event was just child’s play compared to the extraordinary level of such a monumental spectacle you can only appreciate at a real Metallica show.

Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat return to the big show with their own uproar. The triad of heavy metal cronies proves they not only earned the right to share the stage, they belong on this tour together. Volbeat was got ready to rumble and Avenged Sevenfold  got the sold-out stadium heated up to hail to the heavy metal kings.

Metallica rolled through a large setlist of classics from the intro to “Hardwired” to “Enter Sandman,” everything in between fueled the blazing fiery stage and the crowd with fan favorites while the heavy metal crowd in Orlando self-destruct.

Fans in Florida also had the chance to experience a Metallica pop up shop at 96 Spring Street to pick up the latest in merch and memorabilia. More pop up shops will be taking place in select cities throughout the tour.