METALLIC played the first of two 40th anniversary shows last night (Friday, December 17) at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California.
While personal tickets were available exclusively to members of the group’s Fifth Member fan club, METALLIC fans around the world could watch the performance live from home or on mobile via Amazon music, Amazon music‘s twitch channel, and Prime Video (with or without Prime subscription for on-demand viewing). The show – together with tomorrow night’s performance (Sunday, December 19) at the same location – will then be made available exclusively on The Coda Collection/Prime Video channel to watch later.
A week ago, there were limited tickets to Friday night’s show between $757 and $1,457 through Ticketmaster, while tickets to Sunday’s concert cost at least $582, with several more expensive tiers.
The set list for the December 17 concert was as follows:
01. The ecstasy of gold (preface)
02. touch the lights
03. Creeping death
04. Caught under ice
05. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
07. The shortest straw
09. Sad but true
10. Nothing else matters
11. king nothing
12. Fixxxer (live debut)
13. bread fan
14. No four-leaf clover
16. The day that never comes
17. Spit out the bone
“We’re thankful you’ve been with us for 40 years, and we’re so glad you’re still here after all this time,” says the frontman. James Hetfield told the audience at one point during the set. “It still amazes me. Because we were made to do this. I know the.”
He also confirmed, after showing a montage featuring some of METALLIC‘s former members, that they would not make guest appearances on the show. “Hope you saw it” [the former METALLICA members] live at some point in your life,” he said. “We were blessed to have them in the band.”
See the 40th anniversary shows METALLIC return to Chase Center for the first time since September 2019 “S&M²” concerts that also served as the venue’s grand opening. It was impossible not to notice that fans from more than 60 countries traveled to the City by the Bay and completely took over San Francisco for “S&M²” weekend. That outpouring of positive vibes from around the world inspired METALLIC to invite those fifth members back—and this time, in addition to the two shows at Chase Center, METALLIC hosts other live music and comedy events, Blackened Whiskey tastings and much more across the city during the long four-day party weekend beginning Thursday, December 16.
Formed in 1981 by Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, METALLIC have become one of the most influential and successful rock bands in history, selling nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating over 2.5 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. The band’s several multi-platinum albums include: “Kill Them All”, “Ride the Lightning”, “Puppeteer”, “… And justice for all”, “Metallic” (commonly referred to as The Black Album), “Load”, “Reload”, “St. Rage”, “Death Magnetic” and “Hardwired…to Destroy Himself”, released in November 2016 and charted at number 1 in 32 countries.
METALLIC‘s awards and honors include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and its introduction in 2009 in the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. In June 2018, the band received one of the most prestigious musical awards in the world: the Swedish Polar Music Prize.
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