Metallica Streaming Yankee Stadium Gig from 2011 for #MetallicaMondays — Tonight 8/17 on YouTube


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Metallica is doing what it can to keep the masses entertained — and tonight, Aug. 17, the thrash/metal kings will stream another archival concert on YouTube as part of the band’s ongoing #MetallicaMondays series.

Flashing back to Sept. 2011 and the band’s final show of the Big Four tour (with Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer), the gig takes place at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx and was the first time Metallica had actually performed at the historic baseball cathedral. The set was rounded out by an all-star cover of Motorhead’s “Overkill” with Anthrax, Slayer, Megadeth and Exodus.

The show will go live on the Metallica YouTube channel at 8 p.m. EDT/5 p.m. PDT:

 

Within the history of Metallica, Yankee Stadium holds a unique relevance. For years, Yankees closer/future Hall of Famer Mariano Rivera emerged from the bullpen to take the mound to the tune of “Enter Sandman” — a song perfectly representative of Rivera’s overwhelming dominance on the field as he racked up strikeouts.

Were it not for the COVID-19 pandemic, he and his Metallica pals would no doubt be rocking the masses on the road right now, but they shelved all upcoming activities back in late March as the pandemic took hold.

In place of actual in-person concerts, whose eventual return will be a wonderful thing indeed, Metallica recently announced Metallica and San Francisco Symphony: S&M2, a live album/concert film documenting some Fall 2019 gigs from Chase Center in San Francisco, the second symphonic concert from the band over the years.

It’s out on Aug. 28 — Click here to pre-order S&M2 on 2-CD and click here to pre-order on 2-CD/Blu-ray and other editions from our Rock Cellar Store. 

Metallica will also take part in a special drive-in theater concert event coming up on Aug. 29:


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