Monday, September 26, 2022

Watch Metallica perform at 2022 Global Citizen Festival

Metallica closed out the 2022 edition of the Global Citizen Festival in New York City's Central Park on September 24, and pro-shot video of their appearance is streaming online.

Following an introduction by host and Global Citizen ambassador Priyanka Chopra Jonas, Metallica rocked an 8-song set that opened with a pair of tunes from 1984’s “Ride The Lightning”“Creeping Death” and “For whom The Bell Tolls” – before going five tracks deep from their classic 1991 self-titled album and closing with “Master Of Puppets.”

“We’re honored to announce that we’ll be a part of this year’s Global Citizen Festival in New York’s Central Park,” announced Metallica last month. “Since it began lighting up Central Park’s Great Lawn in 2012, the Global Citizen Festival has become the world’s longest-running music festival campaigning for an end to extreme poverty and demanding that world leaders take action.”

Since 2012, Global Citizens have taken over 30 million actions, leading to over $41.1B in dispersed funding that’s impacting the lives of over 1.15 billion people.

This year’s event featured sets by Coldplay, Mariah Carey, Billie Eilish, Cindy Lauper and Paul Simon, among others in New York while Usher, SZA and others performed in Accra, Ghana as part of the 65th anniversary of the country’s independence and the 20th anniversary of the African Union.

Learn more about Global Citizen here.

FYI: If the official footage below doesn’t maintain its link to the start of Metallica’s set, you can find it at the 9:06:00 mark in the YouTube video.

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