Tuesday, August 8, 2017

VIDEO: San Francisco Giants host 5th annual Metallica Night

Major League Baseball’s San Francisco Giants hosted the 5th annual Metallica Night at AT&T Park on August 7, and the band are sharing video from the event.

Guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the national anthem, drummer Lars Ulrich threw out the first pitch, and bassist Robert Trujillo had the honor of announcing “Play Ball!” before the Giants took on the Chicago Cubs.

During the 7th inning stretch, Hammett performed a solo version of “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” as the crowd sang along.

A portion of the proceeds from every ticket sold will benefit The Posey Family Foundation. Led by Giants catcher Buster Posey, the charity is dedicated to raising awareness and funds to aid research in the fight against pediatric cancer.

Currently in the home stretch of the summer North American leg of their WorldWired tour in support of 2016’s “Hardwired…To Self-Destruct”, Metallica will next perform at CenturyLink Field in Seattle, WA on August 9.

The stadium run will wrap up in Edmonton, AB on August 16 before the group heads to Europe for a fall arena tour.

See also:

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