Metallica gave the primary stay efficiency of their new music “Lux Æterna” throughout the legendary rock band’s Serving to Palms profit live performance in Los Angeles on Friday (Dec. 16).



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After releasing “Lux Æterna” in late November, the observe launched at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Scorching Onerous Rock Songs chart and topped Mainstream Rock Airplay. “Lux” previews the steel legends’ eleventh studio album, 72 Causes, which is scheduled for launch on April 14, 2023.

“We thought that that is such a particular gig right here that we’d play ‘Lux Æterna,’ which is the primary single from it,” Metallica’s James Hetfield informed the roaring viewers. “We’ll play that for the primary time right here stay. How about that?”

The sold-out profit present, held at Los Angeles’ Microsoft Theater, was hosted by late-night TV host Jimmy Kimmel and featured a gap set by Greta Van Fleet.

Throughout Metallica’s set, the band shocked concertgoers with acoustic covers of Skinny Lizzy’s “Borderline” and UFO’s “It’s Killing Me.” The group was additionally joined onstage by particular visitor St. Vincent for a efficiency of “Nothing Else Issues.”

Proceeds from this yr’s Serving to Palms Live performance & Public sale will profit Metallica’s All Inside My Palms basis, which focuses on creating sustainable communities by addressing points akin to starvation and workforce training.

72 Causes is Metallica’s first studio album since 2016’s Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, which debuted because the band’s sixth No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. The rockers will hit the street in assist of the forthcoming album in April 2023.

Watch Metallica’s first stay efficiency of “Lux Æterna” right here.