Aligning with the resurgence of the drive-in movie theater, the drive-in concert has now become viable means of experiencing live music in the era of the pandemic.
Metal icons, Metallica screened their one night only drive-in engagement for their Encore Drive-In Nights Series. Screening at hundreds of outdoor theaters and drive-in pop-ups, the concert film showcased the legends' career comprehensive performance that was filmed just weeks ago at the Gundlach Bundschu winery, in San Rafael, California.
The performance was edited and mixed by the band's championed production team ensuring the integrity of the audio, especially paramount for a concert film featuring the likes of Metallica.
Prior to the band's performance, Metallica rehearsed for two weeks. Band and crew were subject to repeated COVID screenings before Metallica played their set. No fans were allowed in the facility and other than essential crew, no one was admitted to see the show.
The filming earlier this month was the first time the band had performed together live since their September engagement with The San Francisco Symphony for their S&M 2 celebration.
"We're not sure what everyone out there has been doing, but I know they've been listening to music and they've been praying and praying for something live they could grasp on to," said James Hetfield during the filmed set. Because music helps us through all things, including this."
The compete setlist from the film is included below.
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Seek & Destroy
05. Creeping Death
07. Now That We're Dead
08. Sad But True
09. Moth Into Flame
10. The Unforgiven
11. Wherever I May Roam
12. Fade To Black
13. Master Of Puppets
15. Nothing Else Matters
16. Enter Sandman