It’s confirmed, Metallica will officially perform live in 2020 and although it won’t be the sweat-fest most were hoping for, it will see the metal legends take to the stage.
The group have confirmed that they will perform as part of the ‘Encore Drive-In Nights’ series, with a special show being shot near their northern California HQ.
The film will be shot and sent over to the team behind the project ready for airing on August 29th at hundreds of different drive-in and outdoor theatres across the US.
Metallica were scheduled to have spent much of the last year out on tour with New Zealand and Australia scheduled in for late 2019. However, the tour was cancelled as singer James Hetfield admitted himself into rehab.
The band are making sure that this performance reaches diehard fans. Pre-sale tickets will be made available exclusively for Metallica’s ‘Fifth Member’ fan club.
The tickets will allow one “car-load” of people, up to six, to watch the show as well as providing four digital downloads of Metallica’s LP S&M2, a live record that sees the band return to working with the San Francisco Symphony for the first time in two decades.
In more recent news, Metallica have been trying to rehearse and record new material during the pandemic, offering up some glimpses of ‘Creeping Death’ and other tracks via their social media channels.
We’re bringing the Metallica live experience to a drive-in theater near you on August 29 with a concert filmed for the big screen, presented by @encoredrivein! Tix go on sale Friday, 8/14 with a Fifth Member presale on Wednesday, 8/12. Visit https://t.co/USlKNdaEll for more info. pic.twitter.com/AiD8sPe4IS— Metallica (@Metallica) August 10, 2020