Metallica dust off old VHS tape for 1997 concert film

Metallica in 1997: Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and James Hetfield
Metallica in 1997: Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Jason Newsted and James Hetfield (Image credit: Ron Galella Collection - Getty)

The latest instalment in the Metallica Mondays series launched earlier this week – and this time the band had to dust off an old VHS tape to showcase their chosen performance.

Metallica (opens in new tab) say the recording of their January 2, 1997, set from the Delta Center in Salt Lake City was unearthed from their vaults.

The film showcases their The Poor Touring Me Tour which saw the group play in support of their sixth studio album Load, featuring bassist Jason Newsted.

Check out the set below.

The video was uploaded on Monday evening amid the ongoing protests across the US following the death of George Floyd.

Opening the video, Metallica said: “On a day like today, our thoughts are with our worldwide Metallica family in these challenging times. Please look after yourselves and one another.

“We are so very saddened by the unfolding events. Please respect and be kind to your fellow humans, take care and we love and miss you.”

Each concert in the Metallica Mondays series is broadcast on the band's YouTube and Facebook at 8pm ET (1am GMT) with fans able to donate cash live to Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation during the stream.

Metallica: Delta Center, Salt Lake City, January 2, 1997
1. So What
2. Creeping Death
3. Sad But True
4. Ain’t My Bitch
5. Whiplash
6. King Nothing
7. One
8. Wasting My Hate
9. Nothing Else Matters
10. Until It Sleeps
11. For Whom The Bell Tolls
12. Wherever I May Roam
13. Fade To Black
14. Seek & Destroy/Fight Fire With Fire
15. Last Caress
16. Master Of Puppets
17. Enter Sandman
18. Am I Evil?
19. Motorbreath

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