Outside Lands: Metallica delivers, Tribe cancels (again)


Thank goodness for Metallica.

The Bay Area’s top-selling band of all time delivered another amazing show for hometown fans during Day Two (Saturday, Aug. 12) of the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

It was almost as good as the band’s 2012 Outside Lands appearance, which may just be the best headliner set in the festival’s 10-year history.

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The band sounded as mighty and muscular as ever as it rolled through a two-hour-plus set that featured both classics from the back catalog and soon-to-be-classics from the latest Metallica offering, last year’s entirely worthy “Hardwired … to Self-Destruct.”

And the whole shebang was punctuated with a big fireworks show, which came during an encore highlighted by “Nothing Else Matters” and, of course, the usual “Enter Sandman” closer.

Atlas is rising at Outsidelands #metallica#worldwired#metatosl pic.twitter.com/PGyIdaRpme

— Metallica (@Metallica) August 13, 2017

The band’s triumphant homecoming, after a long summer of playing stadium shows around North America, closed Day Two in excellent fashion, helping fans forget about the disappointing news that A Tribe Called Quest had canceled its Outside Lands appearance.

Again.

Yes, you might recall that acclaimed hip-hop act was a no-show for its scheduled appearance on Day One (Friday, Aug. 11) of Outside Lands, forcing promoters …read more

Source:: The Mercury News

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