Metallica went back to the beginning on Monday night (Sept. 20) during an intimate club show at Chicago's 1,100-capacity Metro that included a surprise 16-song set for fans. Just days after ripping through a similar way-underplay gig at The Independent in San Francisco, the band returned to the storied Wrigleyville venue for the first time since 1983 for a show that included such classics as "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Master of Puppets," "Fuel" and "Seek & Destroy."
The group had not performed at Metro since the summer of 1983, when they were touring in support of their debut Kill 'Em All album. And fans were ready for it, with a line around the block forming after the venue announced the 7 p.m. show at 1:30 p.m. on Monday, according to Rolling Stone. The $20 tickets -- which were limited to one per person -- reportedly sold out in less than 90 minutes at the club that is requiring full proof of COVID-19 vaccination.