Metallica have announced their first show of 2020; a one-night-only concert that will premiere at drive-in theaters throughout North America on Aug. 29 as part of the ‘Encore Drive-In Nights’ concert series. Metallica will be filming the show at a secret location near their Northern California headquarters. The show will also feature footage from the band’s decades’ long career. And Three Days Grace will be the Metallica’s “opening act.”

Drummer Lars Ulrich said in the announcement video, “As many of you know, we’ve not played together in quite some time, actually since the ‘S&M2′ concerts last September. But that’s all changing now as we’re gearing up to record a live show especially for you, just for you.” Watch official Metallica’s announcement on Twitter at the link: here

General ticket sales will start on Friday, Aug. 14. If you are a Fifth Member, then you can order tickets on Wednesday, Aug. 12 at the link here. Each $115 ticket includes admission for up to six people in every vehicle and also four downloads of the S&M2 LP.

For more information and the complete list of drive-ins that will be screening the show, visit the Encore Drive-in Nights website.

Metallica to Record New Concert for Drive-In Theater Broadcast


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