Metallica’s Gigantic 2017 Mexico City Show Closes Out Their Streaming Concert Series

For the past few weeks, Metallica have been keeping fans warm throughout quarantine with a series of streaming concerts from throughout their career, titled Metallica Mondays. The band have given fans high-quality footage of some absolutely incredible shows, including a 1989 show in Irivne, California, and their 2011 Yankee Stadium show as part of the Big 4 concert series. Now, the band are closing out the series — and they’ve done it with a bang.

Metallica’s final Metallica Mondays stream is of their March 2017 Mexico City show, and man, is it awesome. Surrounded by thousands upon thousands of fans singing along to every note, ripping through a set of classics and new stuff, it’s the kind of show that makes you realize why Metallica are so important, and continue to be the biggest metal band of all time.

Now, we know what you’re asking: does it open with 10 minutes of Lars talking? And it does! It does open with Lars talking for almost ten minutes.

Watch Metallica crush Mexico City below:

And in case you’re wondering, here’s the full setlist:

  1. “Hardwired”
  2. “Atlas, Rise!”
  3. “For Whom The Bell Tolls”
  4. “Fuel”
  5. “The Unforgiven”
  6. “Now That We’re Dead”
  7. “Moth Into Flame”
  8. “Harvester of Sorrow”
  9. “Halo On Fire”
  10. “No Remorse”
  11. “Sad But True”
  12. “One”
  13. “Master of Puppets”
  14. “Fade to Black”
  15. “Seek & Destroy”
  16. “Battery”
  17. “Nothing Else Matters”
  18. “Enter Sandman”

Just because Metallica Mondays are over doesn’t mean you won’t be getting your fix of sweet, brolic riffs in the near future. The band have already announced a drive-in concert experience, which will be the first act to be featured in a series called Encore Drive-In Nights, which will broadcast the show at drive-ins around the nation on August 29th. The concert “will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by Metallica’s award-winning production team to the highest standards possible. The concert, the band’s first show in nearly a year, will feature material from throughout their near-four-decade career and provide Metallica fans with an intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience.”

Tickets for the event go on sale Friday, with presales starting Wednesday. All are available through Ticketmaster. Tickets may look steep at $115 per vehicle, but remember that that includes six people per vehicle, meaning that’s under $20 a person–meaning that it’s honestly cheaper than the movies.

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Words by Chris Krovatin