Through August 16th
Lars Ulrich says the band was inspired to launch its first U.S. stadium tour in
14 years after seeing the success of early-Nineties tourmates Guns N' Roses. "I
was like, 'OK, let's put our balls on the line and see if anybody comes,'"
Ulrich says with a laugh. Metallica will bring the hits, plus a heavy dose of
their new LP, Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct. Says Ulrich, "In 35
years, I'd never heard the sentence 'Why are you not playing more new songs?'
until this tour cycle."