Metallica have returned to touring by returning to their roots, playing surprise shows at very small capacity clubs. They played a hometown show at San Francisco's Independent last week, and on Monday night (9/20) surprised Chicago with a show at 1000-cap club Metro, which they hadn't played since 1983. Tickets, which cost $19.83, were only available at the box office, and, unsurprisingly, a massive line formed outside the club with thousands hoping to score a ticket.

Those who got in were treated to a 16-song set including “Master of Puppets," "Whiplash," “Ride the Lightning,” “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” "One," and more, wrapping things up with an encore featuring “Hardwired," “Fuel,” and "Seek and Destroy." Check out video and setlist from Metallica's Metro show below.

Many fans are wondering if Metallica will hit NYC for a similar show, but there's been no word on that so far. The band will be soon playing to much bigger crowds, starting Friday at Louisville, KY's Louder Than Life fest. All upcoming dates are listed below.

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SETLIST: Metallica @ Metro, Chicago 9/20/2021
Whiplash
Ride The Lightning
Harvester Of Sorrow
Cyanide
Through The Never
One
Sad But True
Moth Into Flame
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
For Whom The Bell Tolls
Whiskey In The Jar
Fade To Black
Master Of Puppets
Hardwired
Fuel
Seek & Destroy

METALLICA - 2021/2022 TOUR DATES
9/24/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center
9/26/21 – Louisville, KY – Louder Than Life at Highland Festival Grounds at KY Expo Center
10/8/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park
10/10/21 – Sacramento, CA – Aftershock at Discovery Park
11/4/21 – Hollywood, FL — Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino
11/12/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway
11/14/21 – Daytona Beach, FL – Welcome to Rockville at the Daytona International Speedway
12/17/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
12/19/21 — San Francisco, CA — Chase Center [fan club only]
6/15/22 – Copenhell – Copenhagen, Denmark
6/17/22 – Firenze Rocks – Florence, Italy
6/19/22 – Prague Rocks – Prague, Czech Republic
6/22/22 – Rock Werchter – Werchter, Belgium
7/1/22 – Mad Cool – Madrid, Spain
7/6/22 – NOS Alive – Lisbon, Portugal