Metallica have chosen their show from the Estadio Nacional in Lima, Peru – the third night of their ‘By Request’ tour – for the latest episode of their on-going ‘Metallica Mondays’ lockdown concert series.
The Peru show was the third night of the metal titans’ ‘By Request’ tour and you can check the footage out below.
Drummer Lars Ulrich says: “The order of the day was a setlist by request, and you: our friends, our fans, our family… you voted, we heard you and you picked the setlist. Crazy cool. The setlist was bonkers. Well how bonkers was it? I won’t tell you the setlist other than there are a few toe-tapping favourites in there, but what makes the setlist so unique is the fact it was quite possibly the nuttiest setlist of the ‘By Request’ tour.
“No ‘Nothing Else Matters’, no ‘Sad But True’, no ‘For Whom The Bell Tolls.’ What was really cool was that the voting was 100% transparent. So you and us could always see what songs were in contention.”
Metallica launched their weekly series in late March by streaming their 2019 appearance at Meath, Ireland’s Slane Castle.
“While we’re all doing our part and staying home, we find ourselves missing live music, so how about we dive back into a few of our favorite shows at a socially responsible distance?” the band said in a statement announcing #MetallicaMondays. “Not to sound too cheesy, but now more than ever, we’re in this together, and staying connected is how we’ll get through it. With that in mind, we’re bringing a series of Live Metallica shows right to your couch!”
Earlier this month, the band also announced their Month Of Giving charity drive in association with their All Within My Hands Foundation. The band are also selling a range of items on their online store which are marked with the tag ‘Month Of Giving’. Proceeds from sales of these items, which include t-shirts, caps, hoodies and more, will go to parter organisations throughout May.