It’s a tradition that at some point during a Metallica show, bassist Robert Trujillo and guitarist Kirk Hammett will band together for a few minutes to play whatever their heart desires, this will usually be a track from an artist local to the city they’re playing.
Metallica graced the stage at Etihad Stadium in Manchester on Tuesday evening, in support of the European leg of their WorldWired tour. To celebrate touching down in the iconic city, the band decided to pay homage to hometown heroes The Stone Roses.
“We’re playing local music tonight celebrating the music of this city,” Trujill told the audience ahead of launching into the iconic opening riff of ‘I Wanna Be Adored’. “You’ve got to sing because I can’t!”
Naturally, the crowd went ape-shit. As Rolling Stone notes, The Stone Roses are so unfathomably popular in their hometown that they managed to play four sold-out nights at that very stadium during their reunion tour in 2016.
You can check out footage of the performance below.
Check out Metallica covering The Stone Roses ‘I Wanna Be Adored’
Australian fans will be getting their own taste of Metallica’s WorldWired tour later this year. The band will be heading down under in October this year. They’ll be bringing along our favourite masked metal vigilantes, Slipknot. Tour dates and ticket information below.
Metallica’s WorldWired Australia Tour 2019
With special guests Slipknot
Thursday, October 17th
Optus Stadium, Perth, WA
Sunday, October 20th
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, SA
Tuesday October 22nd (Sold Out) Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Thursday October 24th
Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, VIC
Saturday October 26th
ANZ Stadium, Sydney, NSW
Tuesday, October 29th
QSAC, Brisbane, QLD