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Metallica to live stream classic concerts online due to coronavirus pandemic


Metallica have announced they are to begin hosting a series of live streams documenting some of the band’s most famous shows to keep fans entertained amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The metal legends are getting on board with the live streaming train which has seen the likes of James Blake, Death Cab For Cutie’s Ben Gibbard and more perform online for their fans. That said, Metallica are set to do it in their own special way, as always.

The band has announced #MetallicaMondays, the series will see them broadcast a different classic concert from their archives on their YouTube and Facebook pages every single Monday.

“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? 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!” the band said in a statement.

The series kicked off last night with a stream of the band’s visit to Ireland’s Slane Castle in 2019 and was announced only hours before on social media, with the band posting on Twitter: “Need to take a break from Netflix before you binge-watch the entire library? Introducing our brand new concert series: #MetallicaMondays, debuting tonight on our YouTube channel and on Facebook!”

Watch Metallica’s visit to Slane Castle in full below.