Watch Metallica Guitarist Brutally Fall Onstage, Mocked By Bandmate


Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has shared video of guitarist Kirk Hammett having a fall onstage during the band’s September 11th concert in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. In the short Instagram clip Hammett falls, and Ulrich can be seen mocking his fall by imitating it.

Lars captioned the video: “Careful in Sioux FALLS (geddit!?)… #wanna #metinsiouxfalls @kirkhammett @robtrujillo.” You can watch below.

According to the Lincoln Journal Star, 15,000 fans attended Metallica’s September 6th concert at the Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska, which set a record as the heaviest ever, with a “dynamic weight” of up to 240,000 pounds. The five-year-old building’s roof held up under the weight which hung from the arena’s rigging grid and steel beams attached to the major trusses.

That was even more impressive because the show was performed on a stage in the center of the arena, with all the production gear, sound and lighting, hung in a circle in the middle of the building. The setup required 158 rigging points and took less than five hours to complete — far less than the nearly 10 hours it took to get everything ready at Minneapolis’s Target Center two days earlier.

“The structural design was developed for doing concerts,” Pinnacle Bank Arena manager Tom Lorenz told the Lincoln Journal Star. “That was a desire we had during the design phase, about having the structural capacity to hang the biggest shows and to have the building really fitted for concerts. The architects, engineers and builders gave us that. That gives us a leg up. This is unique. Not every building will be able to put up all of [Metallica’s] show. We were able to do it well and do it fast.”