METALLICA In Christchurch: TV Report Available

September 22, 2010

TVNZ has uploaded a three-minute report on METALLICA's September 21, 2010 concert at the CBS Canterbury Arena in Christchurch, New Zealand. You can now watch the clip below.

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. That Was Just Your Life
02. The End Of The Line
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Fuel
05. Fade To Black
06. Broken, Beat & Scarred
07. No Remorse
08. Sad But True
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. All Nightmare Long
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Battery
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. Stone Cold Crazy
17. Whiplash
18. Seek and Destroy

According to The New Zealand Herald, student volunteers who helped in the clean-up efforts after a 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck 40 kiometers west of Christchurch, the capital of New Zealand, were rewarded with tickets to a METALLICA gig.

METALLICA's two concerts at CBS Canterbury arena sold out in a matter of minutes but in wake of the devastating earthquake on September 4 the band and promoter Michael Coppel wanted to help.

They had donated about 300 suite tickets for the student volunteers and emergency services to attend the concert.

"You can call it therapy, you can call it whatever you like. We're there to help, man. We're there to bring the party. We're bringing the metal to Christchurch," bassist Robert Trujillo told Stuff.co.nz.

Trujillo said the band were "humbled and thrilled" to play for their South Island fans.

"We're very excited and can't wait to get there. I know you guys have been through a lot and we're going to make it all good," Trujillo said.

Christchurch fan Andrea Grom started a Facebook campaign to "Bring METALLICA to Christchurch", with more than 20,000 people joining her.

Trujillo said the campaign "added fuel to the fire in a positive way".

He said the band had the option of going to Asia "but it just seemed like there was so much enthusiasm in Christchurch coming at us, it was something we couldn't pass up".

"After the earthquake, it makes even more sense for us to be in Christchurch now."

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