METALLICA played a corporate gig last night (Wednesday, August 31) in San Francisco at a party hosted by Salesforce.com, a cloud computing company that provides cloud-based applications and solutions for businesses to enhance their sales and customer service capabilities. The company hosted its annual convention called Dreamforce in San Francisco, and METALLICA got involved through guitarist Kirk Hammett‘s friendship with Salesforce.com chief executive officer Marc Benioff, who is his neighbor.
The band’s setlist was as follows:
01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom the Bell Tolls
04. The Memory Remains
05. Fade to Black
07. Sad But True
09. Master of Puppets
11. Nothing Else Matters
12. Enter Sandman
13. Last Caress
14. Seek Destroy
Tuning-room footage, and as well as the “Creeping Death” performance from last night’s concert, can be seen below.
METALLICA announced the gig in June in a statement at its web site, explaining in a statement, “Following in the footsteps of Neil Young, the FOO FIGHTERS, BLACK CROWES and Stevie Wonder, we are excited to announce that we have been invited to play at the ninth annual Salesforce.com Dreamforce convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 31. It promises to be quite the party . . . Where else can you learn everything you ever wanted to know about cloud computing during the day and then rock out with the ‘TALLICA at night?”
The statement adds that the band was giving away hundreds of tickets to fan club members through its official fan club web site.
This isn’t METALLICA‘s first corporate gig — the band played a party in Los Angeles thrown by Activision last year to promote the release of the new video game Call Of Duty: Black Ops.
According to The Pulse Of Radio, corporate concerts like this have been known to fetch anywhere from $500,000 to $1 million for artists.