Right Now! Livestream Metallica’s “The Night Before” Pre-Super Bowl Performance
Is it bullshit that Metallica, one of the biggest bands in the world by any measure, are perennially relegated to playing the night before the Super Bowl while whatever flavor-of-the-moment pop star or aging skeleton of yesteryear gets the real deal, prime time Halftime Show treatment? Absolutely.
But the NFL’s loss is our gain: instead of a 15-minute mash-up performance of stitched together hits, we get a full-on Metallica show, complete with all the “Yeah-yeahhhh-ah!”s and Kirk Hammett wah-wah bends your heart desires. And you can watch it all for free, in real time, thanks to the magic of the Interwebs.
Check it out below, live from AT&T Park in San Francisco. The concert starts at 8:30pm PST / 11:30pm EST, with Cage the Elephant opening. If for some reason the embed below isn’t working, click here to watch from Metallica’s website.