Watch: Metallica play rare acoustic version of 'Enter Sandman'
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Metallica took time out from their 2019 fall tour of North America to perform a benefit concert on Nov. 3 in San Francisco at Nob Hill Masonic Auditorium. The Rock and Roll Hall of Famers performed an eclectic 12-song acoustic set, which included a rearranged version of their signature song “Enter Sandman.”

Loudwire reports on Nov. 5 that the thrash metal giants headlined the event to raise funds for All Within My Hands - a charity foundation founded by Metallica in 2017. Along with greatest hits like “Enter Sandman” and material from their latest chart-topping album Hardwired... to Self-Destruction, the multi-platinum sellers also performed unique acoustic cover songs by band like Deep Purple (“When a Blind Man Cries”), Bob Seger (“Turn the Page”) and Blue Oyster Cult (“Veteran of the Psychic Wars”).

Fans who missed the rare treat can check out fan-shot footage of Metallica's unique unplugged rendition of “Enter Sandman.” Frontman James Hetfield opens with a spacious minor chord rhythm rather than the song's usual sinister intro riff before launching into the opening verse, singing, “Say your prayers, little one/Don't forget, my son/To include everyone.”

Metallica just released a 30th anniversary reissue of 1988's classic ...And Justice for All on Nov. 2 via Blackened Recordings. The expanded reissue is available here in a variety of editions and bundles in digital, CD, cassette, streaming and vinyl formats.

The nine-time Grammy winners also recently expanded their hugely successful WorldWired Tour with a 2019 spring tour of Europe, which kicks off May 1 in Lisbon, Portugal. U.S. fans can catch them in action at their next gig on Nov. 26 in Las Vegas at T-Mobile Arena with their 2018  road schedule slated to wrap Dec. 8 in Fresno, CA, at Save Mart Center. Get your Metallica tickets right now at AXS.  For all the latest details on Metallica, click here.