Metallica continues to captivate fans worldwide during their M72 world tour in support of their latest effort, 72 Seasons, released earlier this year under the band’s own Blackened Recordings label. Last night (18th), Metallica shared a professionally shot performance video of the iconic track “Fight Fire With Fire.” The video captures a memorable moment from their August 27, 2023, concert at the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles, CA.
The show at SoFi Stadium was marked by an enthusiastic crowd eagerly battling for coveted spots near the stage. This fervor left shorter fans facing challenges as they struggled to see and maintain their balance amidst the concert’s intense atmosphere. However, the crowd’s dedication paid off when Metallica launched into “Fight Fire With Fire,” a classic from their 1984 sophomore album, Ride The Lightning.
This particular song performance held special significance, as it’s not a regular feature in Metallica’s setlist. A first on the North American portion of the trek as these legends haven’t performed “Fight Fire With Fire” on American soil since the tribute event for Megaforce Records co-founders Jon and Marsha Zazula on November 6, 2022, at Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, FL. The unexpected inclusion of this track created an unforgettable moment that resonated deeply with fans, showcasing the enduring power of Metallica’s music.
While the intense concert atmosphere may have challenged some attendees, and in this case, canines as well, it was evident that when the first notes of “Fight Fire With Fire” echoed through the stadium, time seemed to stand still. For many fans, it was a nostalgic journey back to the days when this track profoundly impacted their lives. Metallica’s ability to create such moments defines their legendary status as they continue to welcome new and veteran fans into the Metallica family.
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Check out Metallica’s M72 2023 North American tour highlights below: