This week’s trip through the Metallica vaults, part of the thrash/metal band‘s ongoing #MetallicaMondays archival series, is slightly different from the rest.
Documenting a gig from Sept. 23, 1989 at Irvine Meadows Amphitheater in Southern California, this show won’t be like prior entries in the YouTube series, which were officially-filmed and edited productions. No, this one is “bootleg camcorder footage,” per the band’s announcement:
“Don’t expect some fancy pro-shot video this time around,” warns the Metallica YouTube page for the stream, which will go up Monday night, July 27 at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT:
As seen in the artwork, this show came during Metallica’s Damaged Justice tour, which was celebrating 1988’s ambitious album … And Justice for All. The set list from the show:
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Harvester of Sorrow
The Four Horsemen
The Thing That Should Not Be
Master of Puppets
Fade to Black
Seek & Destroy
…And Justice for All
The Wait (Killing Joke cover)
Last Caress (Misfits cover)
Am I Evil?(Diamond Head cover)
Recent #MetallicaMondays uploads have featured shows from Germany in 2006, the Shoreline Amphitheatre in 1994, Lisbon in 2007, Bogota in 1999, Madrid in 2008, Melbourne in 2013, a rain-soaked Manchester, England in 2019, Salt Lake City in 1997, Peru in 2014, a very early gig from 1983, and more.
As always with the Metallica Mondays series, the show will be available on YouTube on-demand after tonight’s debut, so if you can’t watch the stream when it goes “live” you can still enjoy it later.