Last night, the mighty Metallica closed out a day of music and speeches for the 2022 Global Citizen Festival. The event was an all day affair taking place in the spacious Central Park. Though we didn’t attend, we’ve secured the spot where their own set kicked off for those folks at home who want to rage from the safety of their own living rooms. The band starts at the 9 hour 10 minute mark in case you click somewhere else on the video and want to get back to the Metal quickly. They come on right after President Biden and his wife say their stuff about the world, the climate and other political stuff…
The Set List:
1. Creeping Death
2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
3. Enter Sandman
4. Sad but True
5. The Unforgiven
6. Wherever I May Roam
7. Nothing Else Matters (with Mickey Guyton)
8. Master of Puppets
PiercingMetal Thoughts: This was pretty close to a flawless set list if you asked me and I don’t think anyone reading this kind of website will disagree with that statement. The band sounds on point and tight as hell. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, I am so happy to see the level of impact and power that Metallica have achieved over their now forty plus year career. Truly they are one of the most successful Metal bands in history and this status will not easily be replicated. Too bad the hosts didn’t realize they were a Metal band and not a Rock one. It’s actually in the name guys….but I digress. We didn’t manage to go because festivals like this are not easy to be a part of but at least I can still enjoy the proceedings via YouTube. What about you my fiends? Did you make it out to this one? If so please chime in down below and don’t forget to learn a little more about the Global Citizen Festival just read on down below in the text that we cribbed from their website. Stay safe my friends.
About Global Citizen Festival: Global Citizen Festival is an annual music festival where fans take actions toward ending extreme poverty in order to earn free tickets. Our festivals bring together Global Citizens, artists, activists, world leaders, philanthropists, corporate leaders, and more, with one collective mission: End Extreme Poverty NOW. It’s a moment both to celebrate all we have achieved together, and all we continue to achieve together. The inaugural Global Citizen Festival took place on September 29, 2012 with 60,000 people in attendance on the Great Lawn in New York’s iconic Central Park. The festival featured live performances by Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses, K’Naan and more. Since then, artists like Rihanna, Beyoncé, JAY-Z, Pearl Jam, Stevie Wonder, Coldplay, Billie Eilish, and many more have performed on Global Citizen Festival stages around the world.
Global Citizen Festival is timed to coincide with the UN General Assembly to leverage opportunities to get policy and financial commitments from government, corporate, and philanthropic leaders to defeat poverty, demand equity, and defend the planet. Tickets to Global Citizen Festival are awarded through points earned by taking actions to fight extreme poverty, such as signing petitions, calling your political representatives, participating in challenges, and more. The 2022 Global Citizen Festival is a global campaign event that everyone, everywhere can get involved in to support the rallying cry to end extreme poverty NOW. Global Citizen Festival will be broadcast and streamed around the world, with simultaneous festival events taking place in Black Star Square Accra, Ghana, and on the Great Lawn in Central Park in New York City, USA, on September 24.
The crisis of extreme poverty has been exacerbated by the pandemic and the invasion of Ukraine, making ending extreme poverty impossible without commitments from world leaders, corporations, and philanthropists — and actions from Global Citizens like you. Join us for the Global Citizen Festival as we harness the power of activism, artists, and global leadership to commit the billions of dollars needed to end extreme poverty NOW, before it’s too late.