Metal legends Metallica played a surprise concert at Metro in Chicago, Ill this past Monday Sept. 20, 2021. The venue made the announcement at 1:30 p.m. and within an hour, the show was completely sold out. The tickets sold for just $19.83, a reference to the year 1983, which is when the band last appeared at Metro.
METALLICA, which played a "surprise" concert at The Independent in San Francisco last Thursday (September 16), announced the Chicago concert on social media, writing: "THAT was way too much fun last week as we finally played in front of real live fans for the first time in over two years in our hometown of San Francisco. So why not do it again. This time we're in Chicago and we'll be hitting the stage at the storied Metro on Clark Street tonight... our first time back there since 1983!!"
Metro didn't reveal how many tickets were sold, but the venue holds about 1,000 people.
Metallica Metro 9/20/21 setlist:
01. Whiplash 02. Ride The Lightning 03. Harvester Of Sorrow 04. Cyanide 05. Through The Never
07. Sad But True
08. Moth Into Flame
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. For Whom The Bell Tolls
11. Whiskey In The Jar
12. Fade To Black
13. Master Of Puppets
14. Hardwired 15. Fuel
16. Seek & Destroy
METALLICA will return to the festival stage on Friday, September 23 and Sunday, September 26, when they are scheduled to play a pair of unique sets in Louisville, Kentucky at Louder Than Life, the first of three U.S. festivals the band will perform at this fall in partnership with promoter Danny Wimmer Presents.