Metallica will stream their two upcoming 40th anniversary live shows for free

[L-R] Kirk Hammett and James Hetfield of Metallica
(Image credit: Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Metallica have now been around for 40 years, and the thrash icons are celebrating in style by bringing their two forthcoming anniversary shows to the masses in two separate free livestream events.

The shows are scheduled to take place at San Francisco's Chase Center – the same venue where Metallica recorded their S&M2 live album in 2019 – and will be watchable via the Coda Collection on Amazon at 9 p.m PT on both December 17 and 19. In-person tickets to these shows had previously been made available to members of Metallica's Fifth Member fan club.

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Sam Roche

Sam was Staff Writer at from 2019 to 2023, and also created content for Total Guitar, Guitarist and Guitar Player. He has well over 15 years of guitar playing under his belt, as well as a degree in Music Technology (Mixing and Mastering). He's a metalhead through and through, but has a thorough appreciation for all genres of music. In his spare time, Sam creates point-of-view guitar lesson videos on YouTube under the name Sightline Guitar.