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Metallica delivered a killer performance (as expected) as the musical guest on a special Super Bowl edition of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

The band performed the classic “Enter Sandman,” and, as noted, in the performance’s YouTube description, “This performance features speaker cabinets from different tours and special Metallica performances in the background.” They included:

-Metallica Night at AT&T Stadium, San Francisco, CA May 2, 2015
-Metallica Night at Oracle Park, San Francisco, CA April 26, 2019
-NBA Finals Game 3 at Oracle Arena, Oakland, CA June 5, 2019
-Metallica 30th Anniversary Celebration, San Francisco, CA, Dec 5, 7 and 9, 2011
-Mariano Rivera Day, Yankee Stadium, New York, NY September 22, 2013 (“Enter Sandman”)
-X-Games, Texas Speedway, Austin, TX, June 6, 2015
-“Racing Stripe M” from the St. Anger Tour, 2003-2004
-“Vulturus” from the Death Magnetic Tour, 2008-2010
-The American Music Awards, November 16, 2003
-Los Premios MTV Latin America, October 16, 2008
-“DeHaan” surprise set at Orion Music + More Festival, Belle Isle, Detroit, MI, June 8, 2013
-The WorldWired Tour 2017-2019
-“Now That We’re Dead” music video

This marked the second high-profile instance of “Enter Sandman” within the past week. The track was also featured in a new ad from Ford for their new 2021 F-150 Raptor truck.

Metallica "Enter Sandman"

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