Last night's entire show is available to view on YouTube
Metallica‘s entire ‘The Night Before’ Super Bowl show – which took place in San Francisco last night (February 6) – is available to stream via YouTube.
The traditional pre-Super Bowl concert was shown live on YouTube last night, and remains available for the time being, featuring just under two and a half hours of live footage.
Metallica performed something of a ‘greatest hits’ setlist, with ‘For Whom The Bells Toll’, ‘One’, ‘Master Of Puppets’, ‘Seek and Destroy’, ‘Enter Sandman’ and their commonly-performed cover of ‘Whiskey in the Jar’ all featuring in an 18-track set.
The Los Angeles act are believed to be in the process of recording new material, while the below show will also be made available as a collectible CD and download. 300 fan club members were also invited to watch soundcheck ahead of the performance.
Watch the show in full via YouTube, below:
Coldplay have the ‘headline’ slot at the Super Bowl, where they’re expected to be joined by Beyonce and Bruno Mars for a set that will last approximately 12 minutes.
Both the half time show and the ‘night before’ shows are long-standing Super Bowl traditions. The half time show’s previous performers in recent years including Beyonce, Katy Perry, the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Madonna and The Who. While they’re not in the central role, Metallica are a rarity in a set up that tends to ignore metal acts.
In the UK, the Super Bowl is being shown on BBC 2, with coverage starting at 11pm, and the half time show expected some time in the early hours. Last year’s worldwide audience for American football’s headline event was estimated at 160 million.