Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary as a band last week, performing four shows at the Fillmore Theatre in San Francisco, CA, exclusively for members of their fan club, the Metallica Club.
In August, Metallica Club members around the world were able to enter a lottery for a chance to purchase tickets to all the Fillmore shows at a cost of $19.81 for a four-pack of tickets to all of the shows. Single show tickets were $6. All four of the shows immediately sold out.
Last week, Metallica welcomed these fans from around the globe to join them in the celebration where there were no repeats in the set lists for the four night stand, aside from the established show closer of “Seek & Destroy,” playing close to 80 different songs. Each night at the Fillmore was hosted by comedian Jim Breuer and opened by the Rebel Souls Brass Band performing Metallica songs. This was followed by fan club winners invited on stage to play “Crash Course Trivia” and “Name That Riff” games where they were able to win exclusive 30th anniversary prizes and memorabilia.
Lars also announced that they will be making a malor announcement in January..."That might require a bit of traveling"
The band has an iTunes specific EP coming out "Beyond Magnetic" with 4 previously unreleased cuts...
BEYOND MAGNETIC TRACKLISTING
1. Hate Train
2. Just A Bullet Away
3. Hell And Back
4. Rebel Of Babylon
For info on downloading these songs and for some more cool pics, click below...