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Watch Metallica premiere Spit Out The Bone live in London


Metallica have shared a video of their performance of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct track Spit Out The Bone.

It was filmed at The O2 in London earlier this week and marked the first time the band have played the track live.

Speaking previously about the track, vocalist and guitarist James Hetfield said: “Spit Out The Bone is getting rid of the human flesh part – machinery is so much more efficient. We want things quicker. We want the convenience of technology.

“But at what point is convenience leaning into dependency? We need it, or else we don’t know what to do.”

Metallica played two nights in London – and in doing so, smashed the attendance record for the venue which was previously held by Muse.

IQ report that Metallica attracted 22,211 to the venue, topping Muse’s 21,000 set in 2016. The US outfit’s ‘in-the-round’ format allowed the venue to pack in more seats. The band were presented with a plaque to mark the achievement by The O2’s head of programming Christian D’Acuna.

Metallica’s UK tour continues on Saturday, when they’ll take to the stage at the Manchester Arena. Find a full list of their tour dates below.

Metallica 2017⁄2018 WorldWired tour dates


Oct 28: Manchester Arena, UK
Oct 30: Birmingham Genting Arena, UK
Nov 01: Antwerp Sportpaleism Belgium
Nov 03: Antwerp Sportpaleism Belgium


Feb 01: Lisbon MEO Arena, Portugal
Feb 03: Madrid Wizink Center, Spain
Feb 05: Madrid Wizink Center, Spain
Feb 07: Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi, Spain
Feb 10: Turin Pala Alpitour, Italy
Feb 12: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Feb 14: Bologna Unipol Arena, Italy
Feb 16: Mannheim SAP Arena, Germany
Mar 27: Herning Jyske Bank Boxen, Denmark
Mar 29: Hamburg Barclaycard Arena, Germamny
Mar 31: Vienna Wiener Stadthalle, Austria
Apr 02: Prague O2 Arena, Czech Republic
Apr 05: Budapest Sports Arena, Hungary
Arp 07: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Arp 09: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Apr 11: Geneva Palexpo, Switzerland
Apr 26: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Apr 28: Krakow Tauron Arena, Poland
Apr 30: Leipzig Arena, Germany
May 02: Oslo Telenor Arena, Norway
May 05: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
May 07: Stockholm Ericsson Globe, Sweden
May 09: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland
May 11: Helsinki Hartwall Arena, Finland

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Scott Munro

News editor for Classic Rock, Metal Hammer, Prog and Louder. He’s been at the news desk since 2014 and when not writing, he can be found watching baseball and visiting whisky distilleries.