Watch pro-shot video of a rain-soaked Metallica playing Master Of Puppets last week

Metallica live in 2024
(Image credit: Metallica via Youtube)

Metallica have shared pro-shot footage of the band playing Master Of Puppets in the pouring rain last week.

The video, embedded below, was filmed during the first date of the heavy metal titans’ 2024 European tour, held in Munich, Germany, on May 24.

The concert made headlines all over the world not only for it being the band’s first show this year, but also for the extreme weather that played out during the gig.

During the Master Of Puppets performance that day, one of the video towers in the Olympiastadion was struck by lightning.

Nonetheless, the concert continued without mishap and Metallica returned to the venue to host the second night of their ‘no repeat weekend’ on May 26.

The band played the I-Days festival in Italy on May 29 and will perform again tomorrow (June 1) at the Racino Rocks Festival in Vienna, Austria.

For the full list of Metallica’s remaining 2024 dates and to buy tickets, see below.

Metallica are touring to promote their 2023 album 72 Seasons, which was released to largely positive reviews.

Metal Hammer critic Stephen Hill gave the album a three-and-a-half-star score.

Hill wrote: “This deep into a career, it’s hard to imagine many bands making their finest material. That Metallica have still found something new to say (if not play) deserves respect.

“They may not have delivered their very best, but they’ve given us the best we realistically could have hoped for.”

Metallica previously battled the elements while playing Master Of Puppets at a show in Manchester, England, in 2019. Pro-shot footage of the performance went viral.

Metallica 2024 tour dates:

Jun 01: Vienna Racino Rocks Festival, Austria
Jun 07: Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland
Jun 09: Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland
Jun 14: Copenhagen Parken Stadium, Denmark
Jun 16: Copenhagen Parken Stadium, Denmark
Jun 26: Oslo Tons Of Rock Festival, Norway
Jun 29: Clisson Hellfest, France
Jul 05: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Jul 07: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Jul 12: Madrid Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano, Spain
Jul 14: Madrid Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano, Spain

Aug 02: Foxborough Gillette Stadium, MA, USA
Aug 04: Foxborough Gillette Stadium, MA, USA
Aug 09: Chicago Soldier Field, IL, USA
Aug 11: Chicago Soldier Field, IL, USA
Aug 16: Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, MN, USA
Aug 18: Minneapolis US Bank Stadium, MN, USA
Aug 23: Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium, Canada
Aug 25: Edmonton Commonwealth Stadium, Canada
Aug 30: Seattle Lumen Field, WA, USA
Sep 01: Seattle Lumen Field, WA, USA
Sep 20: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Sep 22: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Sep 27: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico
Sep 29: Mexico City Foro Sol, Mexico

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Matt Mills
Contributing Editor, Metal Hammer

Louder’s resident Gojira obsessive was still at uni when he joined the team in 2017. Since then, Matt’s become a regular in Prog and Metal Hammer, at his happiest when interviewing the most forward-thinking artists heavy music can muster. He’s got bylines in The Guardian, The Telegraph, NME, Guitar and many others, too. When he’s not writing, you’ll probably find him skydiving, scuba diving or coasteering.