Metallica Release Two New Live Videos from Brazil: ‘Dirty Window’ + ‘Fight Fire With Fire’
As Metallica get ready to perform at BottleRock and Boston Calling this weekend, they're also celebrating the release of another two live videos from their recent run of South American concerts.
The first comes courtesy of the live rarity "Dirty Window," performed in São Paulo, Brazil, on May 10, 2022. Of course, this track comes straight from the infamous St. Anger, and even before the band tore into the song, James Hetfield tried to gauge the audience's appreciation for the record. Check it out below.
Watch Metallica Perform "Dirty Window" in São Paulo
That was only the 33rd time Metallica have ever played "Dirty Window" for a live audience. The last time was during their 40th anniversary celebrations in San Francisco, and before that, they hadn't played it since 2011.
For the second live video, we travel to Belo Horizonte, Brazil, for the epic performance of the Ride the Lightning rager, "Fight Fire With Fire," on May 12 at Estádio do Mineirão. Though performed a few hundred more times than "Dirty Window," considering this song was released in 1984, it's considered a live rarity, too; the Belo Horizonte performance was the 339th time Metallica pulled it out onstage.
Watch Metallica Perform "Fight Fire With Fire" in Belo Horizonte
Following BottleRock and Boston Calling, Metallica embark on a European tour beginning with a show at the heavy metal festival Copenhell in Copenhagen on June 15. They'll be back in the states in August for two stadium shows in Buffalo, N.Y., and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Fans can grab Metallica's full tour itinerary here.