On Saturday night (August 29), METALLICA broadcast a show to hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, as part of the “Encore Drive-In Nights” series. The concert was filmed nearly three weeks earlier, on August 10, at the Gundlach Bundschu winery in San Rafael, California, and was subsequently edited and mixed by the band’s award-winning production team to the highest standards possible.

With all major tours canceled as the result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the band recorded a special audience-free show at a gorgeous vineyard in Northern California two weeks ago, then broadcast the footage at drive-in theaters across North America last night.

Other than a lack of merchandise booths, it was a close to a real summer concert-going experience as you could ask for. There was a line to get in, about 50 different Metallica songs being blasted from various radios all over the parking lot.

The theater showing even came with an opening act, as Canadian rockers Three Days Grace opened the night with a set that included several of their hits like “Animal I Have Become,” “The Mountain,” their recent cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” and “Riot” among others.

Metallica’s August 29, 2020, Drive-In Concert Set List
1. “Hardwired” – from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016)
2. “For Whom the Bell Tolls” – from Ride the Lightning (1984)
3. “Fuel” – from Reload (1997)
4. “Seek & Destroy” – from Kill ‘Em All (1983)
5. “Creeping Death” – from Ride the Lightning (1984)
6. “One” – from …And Justice for All (1988)
7. “Now That We’re Dead” – from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016)
8. “Sad But True” – from Metallica (1991)
9. “Moth into Flame” – from Hardwired… to Self-Destruct (2016)
10. “The Unforgiven” – from Metallica (1991)
11. “Wherever I May Roam” – from Metallica (1991)
12. “Fade to Black” – from Ride the Lightning (1984)
13. “Master of Puppets” – from Master of Puppets (1986)
14. “Battery” – from Master of Puppets (1986)
15. “Nothing Else Matters” – from Metallica (1991)
16. “Enter Sandman” – from Metallica (1991)