The Official Logo for "The Night Before"

The Night Before is a concert Metallica played in San Fransisco on February 6, 2016 after the NFL did not let them play at the Super Bowl's halftime show.

'Too Heavy for Half Time'

The concert was booked due to the fact that the NFL turned down Metallica to play at the halftime show because they were "too heavy for halftime." James stated, "As far as playing halftime for the Super Bowl, I have a feeling that ship has passed. We’re not a variety show. We’re not pop. We’re not sparkly and all that kind of stuff that I think seems to be what is needed for that." The band put together a show the night before the Super Bowl, and played a two hour show at AT&T Park. At the beginning of the show, "The Boys Are Back in Town" by Thin Lizzy played before The Ecstasy of Gold. At the end of the show, James announced that the band has been working on a new album that is "coming near the end."


  1. Creeping Death
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  3. Fuel
  4. King Nothing
  5. Ride the Lightning
  6. The Unforgiven
  7. The Memory Remains
  8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  9. Sad But True
  10. Wherever I May Roam
  11. One
  12. Master of Puppets
  13. Battery
  14. Fade to Black
  15. Seek & Destroy
  16. Whiskey in the Jar
  17. Nothing Else Matters
  18. Enter Sandman