METALLICA: Official Footage Of First Edmonton Concert
- Aug. 30, 2012
Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and "The Memory Remains" performance on August 17 at Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Creeping Death 02. For Whom the Bell Tolls 03. Fuel 04. Ride the Lightning 05. One 06. Cyanide 07. The Memory Remains 08. Wherever I May Roam 09. Sad But True 10. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 11. ...And Justice For All 12. Fade To Black 13. Master Of Puppets 14. Battery 15. Nothing Else Matters 16. Enter Sandman
17. Hit The Lights 18. Seek & Destroy
A member of METALLICA's road crew caught fire during the show, as the the stagehand was seen struggling with a malfunctioning pyro launcher during "Enter Sandman" when he was suddenly engulfed in flame. As James Hetfield called for the band to stop playing, other crew members doused the man with fire extinguishers and took him off the stage in stretchers, with the band resuming its show a few minutes later.
A spokesperson for METALLICA's concert promoter previously said the stunt was "all part of the show," and in fact the band has staged this type of "accident" before during its 1997 tour, on which the show ended with the stage seemingly collapsing around the group as one crew member caught fire and another dangled upside down from the fallen lighting rig. The effect was caught on the band's "Cunning Stunts" DVD.
METALLICA's recent show in Mexico City marked the debut of a new 140-foot-by-50-foot stage that features "colossal components and striking visual elements spanning the band's entire 30-year career," meaning that the "accident" stunt could be back for an encore.
At a July 28 press conference before the first show in Mexico City, frontman James Hetfield said that the band was focused on "staying alive" while performing alongside the "dangerous elements" of the new production, with bassist Robert Trujillo adding, "Like James said, it's very dangerous — we've got stuff flying every which way."
METALLICA played the Outside Lands festival in San Francisco earlier in the month and performed three shows in Vancouver, which were filmed for the band's upcoming 3D movie.
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