Metallica Play ‘Here Comes Revenge’ Live for the First Time Ever in Lubbock, Texas
Metallica just made history in Lubbock, Texas.
The band played "Here Comes Revenge" off Hardwired...to Self-Destruct live for the first time ever in the United Supermarkets Arena on Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
You can see some epic fan-shot video of the song's live debut above.
The performance came with dozens of TVs rigged around the stage displaying unique angles from Metallica's dark and gritty animated "Here Comes Revenge" music video. The video features a murderous hyena with a penchant for keeping trophies...until he becomes the one hanging on the wall.
But the song itself has a wildly different, and tragic, meaning.
"'Revenge' itself, it really came from...There's a fan of ours, and I was just trying to put myself in their shoes," Metallica singer James Hetfield explained in an interview with Marky Ramone. "There's a couple that showed up at so many shows, and they got into Metallica because their young daughter was a big fan, and she had gotten killed by a drunk driver.
Hetfield added: "It just hit me: 'How can you guys find something positive in the world to connect you to your daughter again' — which was Metallica, the music she loved — instead of just snapping and wanting to just become bitter and attack whoever did this? So I'm kinda putting myself in those shoes and how revenge must feel really powerful and great to do, but it doesn’t satisfy that urge. I don’t know."
Metallica's "Here Comes Revenge" Official Music Video