Metallica fans outside of San Francisco will be able to catch the metal titans’ 40th anniversary broadcasts next week, as both will be streamed live via Amazon.
Both concerts are set to take place at the Chase Center next week – the first on Friday December 17, then the second on Sunday December 19 – with limited tickets still available through ticket master. For those unable to attend in the flesh, however, the sets will be streamed live, for free, on Amazon’s Twitch. accountt. They will also be streamed for Amazon members worldwide on the shopping giant’s Amazon Music and Prime Video platforms.
Following the broadcasts (which will begin at 9:00 p.m. PT on both nights, which is 5:00 a.m. GMT), 2022 will see Metallica release the sets for on-demand viewing on Prime Video’s The Coda Collection channel. A concrete release date for this launch has yet to be announced.
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As part of their partnership with Amazon, Metallica has teamed up with DJ Mode on Amazon Music to launch their own temporary radio station, The Metallica Takeover. It will be available exclusively to Amazon Music Unlimited subscribers and Prime members; according to the band’s website, it will feature “exclusive interviews and other features giving listeners something unique every time they tune in”.
Last month, Metallica announced plans to “take over the city of San Francisco” between Thursday December 16th and Sunday December 19th with a series of special events. Various Metallica-related acts will perform club shows, while fans can also visit a gallery event, book signings, film screenings and more.
White Reaper, who contributed to “The Metallica Blacklist,” will take the stage at August Hall on December 16, alongside Taipei Houston (whose lineup includes Lars Ulrich’s two sons, Layne and Myles). The following day (December 17), The Wedding Band – a cover band consisting of Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo – is due to perform at the Fillmore.
Taipei Houston will play a second gig on December 18, appearing at The Chapel alongside Trujillo’s son Tye’s band OTTTO. Bimbo’s 365 Room, meanwhile, will host three Metallica tribute acts – Damage Inc, Motorbreath and Sandman – while Kamasi Washington will perform at August Hall. You can find the complete program here as well as ticket details for individual events.
Metallica recently announced the rescheduled dates for their COVID-delayed South American tour, which is set to kick off in April. They also launched the Metallica Black Box, an ongoing project that features rare artifacts and images from the band’s history.
Elsewhere, a Metallica fan created a life-size model of Lars Ulrich that doubles as a toilet. The stunning creation is the brainchild of artist and designer Prince Midnight, who made headlines earlier this year when he built a working guitar from the skeleton of his deceased uncle.