Chicago’s 1100-capacity Metro hosted a surprise gig by Metallica on Sept. 20, with the legendary band performing for a thrilled (and vaccinated) crowd of 1100.
This marked the band’s first show at the Metro since August 1983, and tickets were priced just under $20.
The gig follows the band’s similar, Sept. 16 underplay at San Francisco’s The Independent.
“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,” Metallica wrote at the time. “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!!”
Metallica’s Chicago stop included opener “Whiplash,” a set-closing “Master of Puppets” and a three-part encore of “Hardwired,” “Fuel” and “Seek & Destroy.”
Watch a local news clip about the gig and check out a full setlist below:
Whiplash, Ride The Lightning, Harvester Of Sorrow, Cyanide, Through The Never, One, Sad But True, Moth Into Flame, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), For Whom The Bell Tolls, Whiskey In The Jar, Fade To Black, Master Of Puppets
Enc: Hardwired, Fuel, Seek & Destroy