Metallica have broadcast the latest episode of their ‘Metallica Mondays’ series – this time going back to 1989 and their Damaged Justice tour. The show took place on September 23 at Irvine, California – the final stop on Metallica’s North American tour that year.
Damaged Justice was Metallica’s fourth concert tour. It began on September 11, 1988 and ended on October 8, 1989. The name is believed to be inspired either by the cover of the band’s fourth studio album …And Justice for All, or by the song “Damage, Inc.” from the group’s previous album, Master of Puppets.
Both of the August 29 and 30, 1989 shows in Seattle, Washington were also recorded and “Harvester of Sorrow”, “One”, “Breadfan” and “Last Caress” were used for The Good, The Bad and The Live. The same mix of these shows used here was used on the digital re-masters of the band’s first four albums when uploaded to digital retailers, though a different set of songs were used in this case, two from the respective album. In 1993, these concerts were re-mixed and released as video in the box set Live S_t: Binge & Purge.
Unlike the past 18 Metallica Mondays, however, the latest instalment wasn’t pro-shot and was instead recorded on drummer Lars Ulrich’s camcorder, with the sound taken directly from the soundboard. You can check the Damaged Justice footage out below.
Metallica Mondays are streamed on both the band’s official YouTube channel and Facebook page at 8pm ET (1am BST) every week, with fans able to donate cash live to Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation during the broadcast.
In other Metallica news, the band are preparing to released their S&M2 live album on August 28 on standard 4LP vinyl, ccoloured vinyl, 2CD, DVD, Blu-ray, and Deluxe Box set, with Metallica previously sharing “All Within My Hands” and “Nothing Else Matters” from the record.
The performances were captured during Metallica’s two shows with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra at the city’s Chase Centre in September 2019 – two nights which celebrated the 20th anniversary of the original S&M album.
S&M2 is out on August 28 and can be pre-ordered here.