Metallica to Livestream its Rehearsal at M&T Bank Stadium Ahead of Tour Kickoff in Baltimore

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Metallica at The O2 in London in 2008. Photo via Wikimedia Commons.

Many, many metalheads’ eyes were already going to be fixed on Baltimore during Metallica’s tour kickoff appearance at M&T Bank Stadium next Wednesday. Now, they’ll also be watching just for the mere rehearsal.

Metallica announced today that it will livestream its practice at the stadium on Tuesday, May 9, on the band’s website and Facebook page. The band’s blog update says the stream will give fans a chance “to see a few songs and catch a glimpse of the all-new massive production hitting the road this summer.”

Generally speaking, band rehearsals aren’t that noteworthy, but this one marks Metallica’s first North American tour in eight years – and the first stop in Baltimore in 17 years. The WorldWired Tour will stop in 28 American and Canadian cities before the band heads to Europe. (If you’re wondering why they so rarely play the United States, take a look at the tour page – all 39 European shows are already sold out, compared to just four in the States.)

The online event will also serve as a fundraiser. Appreciative fans will be able to show love for the legendary band’s members by donating to their favorite charities through Metallica’s All Within My Hands Foundation. Charities of their choice include music education and food bank programs, as well as Bay Area and national organizations.

The steaming session, called “Now That We’re Live,” will begin at 9 p.m. on May 9. Click the band’s website and Facebook page to watch.

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