Metallica‘s recently hosted an iconic pair of shows in celebration of their 40th anniversary, which took place on Dec. 17 and Dec. 19 at the Chase Center (in San Francisco, California). They are now available on stream for a limited time.
The first show of the pair fell one day after Metallica Day, which was declared as December 16th in San Francisco (previously declared as December 9th for their 30th Anniversary). Metallica‘s contribution to San Francisco was significant as they relocated there in their early career and helped popularize the thrash movement in that local area alongside Exodus and many others, bringing a legendary name to “Bay Area Thrash Metal”.
Not only did Metallica do their signature setlist switch-up between the shows, but what made this event really special was their decision to play at least one song off each of their studio albums to truly celebrate their 40 years together.
“Fixxxer,” the final track on “Reload” was performed live for the first time ever on Dec. 17 and, two days later, the band busted out a handful of songs that hadn’t been played in a decade or more, making the nights all the more extravagant for those in attendance.
For those that couldn’t make it, you can still watch the glory as the shows will be streaming in the U.S. through The Coda Collection, and on Amazon Prime elsewhere around the world from Dec. 24 (12PM EST) through Dec. 27 (11:59PM EST). For viewing options, visit The Coda Collection website. Fans can also now stream Metallica‘s Cunning Stunts and Orgullo, Pasión, y Gloria: Tres Noches en la Ciudad de México films on the platform as well.
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