On the eve of the nation’s most anticipated sporting event, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award-winning rock band METALLICA will headline CBS Radio‘s “The Night Before”, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, California. The concert marks the band’s first performance of 2016.
METALLICA fans around the world will be able to tune in to a live webstream direct from the historic show. The webcast will be a free 1080p FullHD stream live from AT&T Park, available on mobile and desktop devices at webcast.livemetallica.com, delivered by Nugs.net. METALLICA will take the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m. PST. Fans can watch the show live for free and preorder professionally mixed audio recordings of the show as downloads and collectible CDs.
“We can’t wait to play our first show of 2016 and there’s nowhere we’d rather kick off the festivities than in our own backyard,” said METALLICA‘s Lars Ulrich. “Even though the show has been sold out for months, METALLICA fans around the world will be able to join in on the madness.”
“We’ve released audio recordings of every METALLICA show for the past 12 years at LiveMetallica.com, so naturally we’re excited to deliver the band’s first live HD stream from their hometown on their own web site,” says Nugs.net founder and CEO Brad Serling.
METALLICA will be joined at the event by CAGE THE ELEPHANT, who will also perform.
METALLICA has played at AT&T Park the last three years by hosting the annual “Metallica Night” at San Francisco Giants games. Last year, the band expanded that tradition, bringing “Metallica Night” into the South Bay for a San Jose Sharks hockey game.
During an appearance on the Alice @ 97.3 radio station, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich stated about the upcoming event: “We’ve only played AT&T one time before, which… we played with THE ROLLING STONES about ten years ago. So we’ve actually never headlined the baseball park. And we do, obviously, our cool thing with the Giants there… We have the ‘Metallica Night’ there with the Giants three or four years in a row, and I saw AC/DC there about a month ago, and, obviously, I’ve seen THE STONES there a bunch and I saw Jay-Z and Beyonce there last year. And we are so excited to… We’ve played, obviously, a lot of shows at Candlestick [Park] over the years, a lot of shows at Oakland Stadium. Actually, I was thinking about it the other day — we even played some shows at the soccer stadium in San Jose. But we’ve never played the baseball park until now. So there you go.”
METALLICA has been working on a new album, but there is no word if any new music will be aired at the performance.
Lead guitarist Kirk Hammett confirmed last November that the band was in the process of recording new material, saying, “At this point, we’re still just doing basic backing tracks. James [Hetfield, guitar/vocals] is doing his guitar stuff, and I am just kind of waiting patiently to go in there and do all of my guitar stuff.”
The last METALLICA album, “Death Magnetic”, came out in 2008.