Metallica gets 'Hardwired' in Minneapolis

The band opened their tour with a show at U.S. Bank Stadium.

- Minneapolis is going metal. Iconic band Metallica became the second ever band to rock U.S. Bank Stadium.

“We are very appreciative and grateful to be here, the first rock band to be here,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said.

The metal-loving, head banging crowd goers will also be sure to christen the stadium.

“Should not be worried at all. It’s hard to believe our fans could be any rowdier than the Vikings fans, so at least we’ll call that a toss-up. The new stadium is in safe hands with Metallica, trust me,” Ulrich said.

Metallica will be putting out their 10 album, Hardwired to Self Destruct this November. Ulrich says the band decided to kick off the campaign in Minneapolis.

“The song ‘Hardwired’, which we will be playing tonight, the first time we played that all in the same room was this Monday, so this is as fresh off the assembly line as rock n roll gets. So, it’s been an intense week and we’re excited about launching the next chapter of Metallica’s career here in Minneapolis,” Ulrich said.

The band will be doing it all in front of a sold out crowd.

“It never gets old. If it ever gets old, punch me. Slap me around do something. Now there are 55,000 people out there. It’s pretty crazy. It does not get old. It gets cooler and cooler actually as we go along,” Ulrich said.

With a Super Bowl coming to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018, Saturday night may not be their last time at the venue.

“Invite us to come play the Super Bowl weekend and there’s a good chance we’ll be there. We’re not hard to find. We’re in the Yellow Pages under M,” he said. “There’s always a chance. Where there’s life there’s hope. Remember that.”


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