Metallica’s 40th Anniversary Shows At San Francisco’s Chase Center To Stream Via Amazon Prime & Coda Collection
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Metallica’s James Hetfield performs at Globe Life Field on Nov. 27, 2021.
Metallica is gearing up to celebrate its 40th anniversary with two hometown shows at San Francisco’s Chase Center on Dec. 17 and 19, and fans from around the world will be able to tune in via Amazon Music and Prime Video Channels for free livestreams of the gigs presented by The Coda Collection. The streams will also kick off a new partnership between The Coda Collection and Metallica, with concert films, documentaries and more from the band’s extensive career appearing on the channel throughout 2022.
Metallica’s two 40th anniversary shows will feature different setlists. In addition to their two nights at the Chase Center, San Francisco will see live music, comedy events, tastings of the band’s Blackened Whiskey and more throughout the city from Dec. 16-19. In 2019, Metallica performed two shows at the Chase Center on Sept. 6 and 8, opening the venue. The sold-out shows grossed more than $4.1 million over the course of its two nights, according to reports submitted to Pollstar‘s Boxoffice, and the band ranked at No. 4 on Pollstar‘s worldwide touring chart that same year with a global gross of $175 million.
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The poster promoting Amazon Music and The Coda Collection’s upcoming Metallica livestreams.
“I keep thinking and forcing myself to think all our best years are still ahead of us,” Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said in a 2019 interview with Pollstar. “We may even turn professional and do this full time one day. That’s the MO. It’s always ‘What’s your favorite record?’ It’s the next one, the one we haven’t recorded yet. It’s always about the possibilities, always about what can be, what’s coming. That, to me, is what this is all about and I think that attitude is a big part of why Metallica still connects to so many people around the world.”
The Coda Collection launched earlier this year, announcing that it would enter an exclusive streaming partnership with Amazon Prime. Since the channel launched in February, it has seen exclusive streaming premieres of concert films for Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Johnny Cash and more.
“What I love about it is the diversity,” Greg Kot, who helms editorial for The Coda Collection, said of the platform in a March interview with Pollstar. “[Subscribers] will go [to Coda] because there’s a specific video that they know they want to see, but meanwhile, they’re going to run across all this other cool stuff, across a range of genres and generations, and go, ‘Oh, wow. I gotta check this out now.'”
In addition to streaming their 40th anniversary shows on Amazon Prime and The Coda Collection, Metallica will team up with Amazon Music for a guest-hosted station called “The Metallica Takeover.” The new station is currently available on Amazon Music, and features Metallica’s biggest singles, fan favorites and deep cuts, as well as stories from the band about how they found their sound. While next week will see Amazon Music hosting Metallica’s 40th anniversary, a special headlining show with Kanye West featuring Drake will stream on the platform Dec. 9.
In-person tickets for the 40th anniversary event were made available to those in Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, however fans will be able to watch the shows live from home on Dec. 17 and 19 starting at 9 p.m. PT. Following the livestream, fans will be able to return the show at The Coda Collection’s Prime Video channel.