Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Metallica perform national anthem at San Francisco Giants game

Metallica guitarists James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett performed the US National anthem before a San Francisco Giants Major League Baseball game at the city’s Oracle Park on May 24, and the video from the event has surfaced online.

The band were on hand for the 8th annual Metallica Night at the ballpark, with Lars Ulrich announcing the lineup, Hetfield throwing out the first pitch, and Robert Trujillo exchanging the lineup cards and announcing “Play Ball!”

Special Event Metallica packages included a ticket to the game and a limited-edition Metallica / Giants T-shirt, while a portion of the proceeds from every Metallica Night Special Event ticket sold will benefit the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation.

"It's a tradition that we've missed the last two seasons,” said Metallica when the event was announced earlier this year, “so we're really excited for the return of Metallica Night at Oracle Park with our hometown baseball team, the San Francisco Giants. This year marks the eighth time we'll take the field for the National Anthem, first pitch, and a few other pre-game shenanigans.”

Metallica will return to live action this week when they perform at Bottlerock in Napa Valley, CA on May 27 and Boston Calling on May 29.

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