On the eve of the nation’s most anticipated sporting event, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees and Grammy Award winners Metallica will headline CBS Radio’s The Night Before, a one-of-a-kind concert experience the evening prior to Super Bowl 50 at AT&T Park in the band’s hometown of San Francisco, CA. The concert marks the band’s first performance of 2016.

Speaking to Kory Grow of Rolling Stone, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich reveals his band will be debuting a new stage production. “It’s big,” he says. “I mean it’s really big. I haven’t seen it yet, but I got sent the first pictures last night, and it’s very vivid. It’ll light up the sky.”

Asked what fans can expect from the show’s set list, Ulrich says he and the band have been readying what its production manager Dan Braun calls Metallica’s “toe-tapping favorites.”

“If I told you that we were going to play all the deep, obscure tracks from Load and ReLoad, you know I’d be lying to you,” he says, chuckling. “I don’t want to dampen anyone’s enthusiasm, but we’re leaning a little bit towards the classics. We do so many different configurations of set lists for if we’re playing theaters, somebody’s basement, arenas, and recently at our last couple of indoor shows, we went very deep. Last summer, we played The Unforgiven II, which we’d never played live before, and we had tracks like Disposable Heroes and Metal Militia and King Nothing after a long absence. But I will go out on a limb here and say we will lean on the classics. There will be a significant portion of those, whatever they may be.”

Metallica fans around the world will be able to tune in to a live webstream of the show. The webcast will be a free 1080p FullHD stream live from AT&T Park, available on mobile and desktop devices at the LiveMetallica site. The Night Before show will also feature openers Cage the Elephant, with Metallica set to perform at approximately 8:30 p.m. PT.

Fans can pre­-order professionally mixed audio recordings of the show as downloads and collectible CDs are available at


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  • nick look on

    Metallica should be doing the half time show, since the wimps rather have Beyonc√© and Coldplay. It you don’t vote for the president you don’t get on the halftime show.

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    I’m glad they aren’t doing the halftime show cause’ they would play Enter Sandman, Sad but true and or For whom the bell tolls. At least with the show tonight they will playa full set. And whose to say who they didn’t and did not vote for, and really SO F–k’n WHAT! See what I did there…..

  • elliot goldberg on

    roger goddell wanted jethro tull, but ian Anderson would only offer his side band, “rusted flute”.

  • Brian Reddington on

    I live in New Jersey and I stayed up in bed and watched most of the live stream on my iPhone and it being Metallica’s first show of 2016 they did an awesome job and I loved the new stage setup it is so big and I enjoy the big stages I really wish Lars would go back to a larger drumkit I am not bitching about his drumming but I’d like too see the powerful kit that he used back in the 80’s and early 1990’s it has nothing too do with his age look at Neil Pert from RUSH he still uses a larger kit does anyone here agree with me??

  • Taskerofpuppets on

    Heard mixed reviews about the show, but watched on-line and it looked and sounded good. The screens are out of control. WOW! Must be able to see those lights from Space! HEard that the sound quality inside the Giants stadium was pretty terrible.

    I love Lars’ old kits too. I think he’s got enough though nowadays to hit.

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