Watch METALLICA play for 500 fans at surprise hometown show

18 September 2021
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METALLICA performed a 16-song set at a surprise show in San Francisco last night (September 16), and you can watch fan-shot footage of the gig here.

The metal superstars announced the gig via social media earlier in the day.
Hey! Gonna let you in on a little secret,” they declared. “We're playing tonight at The Independent in downtown SF. Grab a $20 bill and get your ass to the box office right now! Proof of vaxx is required to get a wristband and it's gonna sell out fast. One ticket per person, cash only!"
Tickets for the gig reportedly sold out in just 13 minutes.
Those fortunate enough to secure a ticket were treated to a 16-song set from the quartet featuring just two songs - Holier Than Thou and Sad But True - from ‘The Black Album’, which has been given an expansive reissue to mark its 30th anniversary.