Metallica Throwback to 1991 and Share Full Length 'Black Album' Concert

Watch the band at the beginning of their rise to stardom.

April 28, 2020
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Metallica’s weekly livestream concert series #MetallicaMondays have been sharing full length shows from the past few years. This week’s concert though was “taken from a dusty old VHS tape” as the band shared their performance at the L.C. Walker Arena in Muskegon, Michigan back on November 1, 1991.

Drummer Lars Ulrich introduced the concert telling fans not to expect a high quality audiovisual experience like their other shows provided. “No HD crap or fancy sound mix,” he said. “We’re bringing you a straight old school video from the house cameras and audio off the soundboards.”

The show is significant as it saw the band at the beginning of their massive Wherever We May Roam Tour. The Muskegon concert marked the third show on the extensive tour, which lasted until July, 1992.

Coming on the heels of Metallica’s wildly successful, multi-platinum self-titled album (often referred to as ‘The Black Album’), the concert showcases a significant time in the band’s history as they were just on the rise from heavy metal favorites to rock ‘n’ roll superstars.

To say the album is one of the most impactful in rock history may be an understatement. In December of 2019, it became just the fourth release in American history to spend 550 weeks on the Billboard 200 charts. It currently sits at the 176th position and has spent 569 weeks on the charts.

Fans can watch a replay of Metallica’s 1991 concert in Muskegon, Michigan for one week, until the next show is streamed. If you want to watch more of the #MetallicaMondays series, the band is hosting streams on their Facebook and YouTube pages every Monday at 8:00 PM ET.

Setlist:

Enter Sandman
Creeping Death
Harvester of Sorrow
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
Sad but True
Bass Solo (incl. My Friend of Misery/Orion)
Holier Than Thou
The Unforgiven
Eye of the Beholder / Blackened / The Frayed Ends of Sanity / …And Justice for All
Drum Solo
Guitar Solo (incl. Mistreated/Funeral March Of A Marionette)
The Four Horsemen
For Whom the Bell Tolls
Fade to Black
Whiplash

Encore:
Master of Puppets (Short Version; preceded by Cat Scratch Fever jam)
Seek & Destroy (Extended Version)

Encore 2:
One
Last Caress (Misfits cover)
Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover)
Battery

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