METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of Yankee Stadium Concert

Official Metallica.com footage of METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and performance at the September 14 "Big Four" concert at Yankee Stadium in New York City can be viewed below.

The highly anticipated onstage performance of the "Big Four" bands of 1980s thrash metal METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX at the same time happened near the end of METALLICA's set, between "Enter Sandman" and "Battery". Members of ANTHRAX, SLAYER, MEGADETH and EXODUS (whose guitarist, Gary Holt, is still filling in for an ailing Jeff Hanneman of SLAYER) joined METALLICA on stage for a cover of MOTRHEAD's "Overkill" before METALLICA ended the night with "Seek & Destroy".

METALLICA's setlist was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Fuel
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. Cyanide
07. All Nightmare Long
08. Sad But True
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. Orion
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Overkill (MOTRHEAD cover) (w/ members of SLAYER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and EXODUS)
17. Battery
18. Seek & Destroy

The first U.S. "Big Four" concert took place on April 23 in Indio, California.

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich told RollingStone.com after the Indio show that there was a possibility of gigs in the South and Midwest, although he doubted a full tour would happen.

The all-day event in Indio featured the so-called "Big Four" bands of the Eighties thrash metal scene performing together on a U.S. stage for the first time ever in their 30-year careers.

A series of similar shows last summer in Europe was wildly popular, leading to demand for a U.S. version. The "Big Four" package also played several more European dates this past July.

All four bands were presented with awards for sales of a hundred thousand copies of a "Big Four" live DVD which was released late last year.

Photos below courtesy of Metallica.com

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