Blabbermouth reports METALLICA teamed up with SiriusXM radio to bring back the Mandatory Metallica channel and celebrated with a special show last night (Saturday, September 21) at Harlem's world-famous 1,500-capacity Apollo Theater in New York City.
The band's setlist was as follows:
01. Hit The Lights 02. Master Of Puppets 03. Ride The Lightning 04. Harvester Of Sorrow 05. The Day That Never Comes 06. The Memory Remains 07. Broken, Beat & Scarred 08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 09. Sad But True 10. Orion 11. One 12. For Whom The Bell Tolls 13. Blackened 14. Nothing Else Matters 15. Enter Sandman
16. Creeping Death 17. Battery 18. Seek & Destroy
Fan-filmed can be seen below. Also available are photos courtesy of Theo Wargo for SiriusXM.
METALLICA will reportedly perform today (Sunday, September 22) at Yankee Stadium in New York to honor retiring Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera prior to their game against the San Francisco Giants — who happen to be METALLICA's hometown team.
And why would METALLICA pay tribute to the legendary Rivera, who's calling it quits after nearly 20 years with the Yanks? Because for most of those years, the future Baseball Hall Of Famer has been coming out of the bullpen to close out games to the tune of METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" playing on the stadium's P.A. system.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Daily News contacted Yankees reps about the matter, but a team spokesperson would not comment on "any events surrounding Mo's ceremony."
METALLICA performed at Yankee Stadium once before, nearly two years ago in September 2011 when the "Big Four" tour with SLAYER, ANTHRAX and MEGADETH stopped there.
Photo credit: Theo Wargo for SiriusXM