Metallica to stream ‘pre-Super Bowl 50’ gig for free this Saturday

Band will broadcast live from sell-out 'The Night Before' gig in San Francisco

Metallica have announced that they will stream their pre-Super Bowl 50 show for free, this Saturday (February 6).

The band’s free, full livestream will be broadcast from their one-off ‘The Night Before’ show at San Francisco’s AT&T park.

The sold out show – billed as a ‘pre-Super Bowl 50 show’ – will be broadcast in HD through the band’s LiveMetallica website, which usually offers MP3 downloads of Metallica performances. The gig will also be viewable through mobile as well as laptop devices.

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“We don’t want anyone to be left out!” the band wrote of the forthcoming gig, which features Cage the Elephant as support. “Keep watching the site and our social media outlets for updates all this week as the stage and production are built at the ballpark and we rehearse at HQ.”

Metallica are slated to perform at “The Night Before” at around 8.30pm PST on February 6 and 4.30am GMT on February 7.

Metallica have become one of the most celebrated metal bands of all time, releasing nine albums to date and regularly selling out stadiums across the globe. The band are reportedly working on a tenth studio album according to Ultimate Classic Rock.

In 2014, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo also became the first metal band to headline Glastonbury festival.