METALLICA Performs "Orion" In Turin, Italy In Honour Of Late Bassist CLIFF BURTON; Pro-Shot Video Streaming
February 13, 2018, 9 months ago
Saturday, February 10th would have been late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton's 56th birthday; he was tragically killed in a tour bus accident in 1986 in Sweden at age 24.
On February 10th, Metallica performed a sold out show at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. To honour their original bassist, Metallica began the evening's encore with "Orion", an instrumental song co-written by Cliff Burton that appears on the Master Of Puppers album. Pro-shot video of the performance can now be see below.
Professionally filmed video of Metallica performing the song "Breadfan" at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, Spain on February 7th can be seen below. Metallica released "Breadfan", their cover of the Budgie song, in September 1988 as a B-side to their "Eye Of The Beholder" single. It was later included on their 1998 album Garage Inc.
"That's right... Metallica Night number six is on the calendar!," says the band. "On April 23, 2018 we'll take a quick break from the European tour to head back to the Bay Area and celebrate one of our favorite hometown traditions, Metallica Night at AT&T Park with the San Francisco Giants. Members of the band will be on hand to start things off right with the National Anthem and first pitch, sticking around all night to cheer on the team against the Washington Nationals. As is customary, we'll take part in some of the between-inning fun and games as well as an exclusive pre-game VIP event (more on that below).
"Special Event Metallica ticket packages include a ticket to the game and a limited edition Metallica/Giants baseball cap with a portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Day Special Event ticket sold benefiting our very own All Within My Hands Foundation. There will also be a VIP event that night in Triples Alley as we celebrate the reissue of The $5.98 EP - Garage Days Re-Revisited by going back in time with Lars and Kirk as they chat with Steffan Chirazi about their early Bay Area days as... you guessed it, a garage band! Once again, All Within My Hands will benefit from ticket sales to this exclusive event.
"Fifth Members will have a chance to purchase tickets in a special pre-order on Tuesday, February 6th at 10 AM, PST; log in to the site at that time for a link to purchase tickets to the game and the VIP event early. The pre-sale ends on Friday, February 9th at 5 PM, PST. All pre-sale tickets will have a $5.00 discount, so don't wait to pick yours up! Tickets will be available to the general public on Saturday, February 10th at 8 AM, PST here. We look forward to seeing you at the yard for another exciting season of baseball!"