MetallicaMondays continues tonight (Monday, August 24), with Metallica’s March 3, 2017 concert Foro Sol in Mexico City, Mexico streaming live at 8 PM, EST via YouTube or Facebook.
Metallica will release S&M²: Metallica And San Francisco Symphony Together Again. Live, this Friday, August 28. Get a final look at the upcoming release with this video for “For Whom The Bell Tolls”:
Metallica will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing Aug. 29 at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada, including Big Hoss, the world’s largest HDTV at Texas Motor Speedway.
Metallica is returning to the stage for the first time since 2019 — kind of. The band will be the inaugural rock act to partner with the Encore Drive-In Nights series, screening a full set at drive-ins and outdoor theaters in the U.S. and Canada on August 29th.
Presale tickets, available exclusively to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, will go on sale on Aug. 12. General on-sale will begin on Aug. 14.
Pre-sale tickets for the drive-in show will be available exclusively to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club and available here from August 12.
Every ticket purchase – which admits one carload of up to six people – will also include four digital downloads of Metallica’s ‘S&M2’, the album which documents the two historic concerts that reunited the band and San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years.
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
As with other recent drive-in shows, staff will wear appropriate PPE and cars will be stationed six feet apart in light of COVID-19. Tickets and payments will be contactless. A list of participating theaters will be available on the Encore Drive-In Nights website.
The venture will mark their first show since the ‘S&M2’ concerts that opened at Chase Center in San Francisco in September 2019. They were set to head out on a tour of Australia and New Zealand late last year, but cancelled the shows after frontman James Hetfield was admitted to rehab.
“We dug through the dusty, old VHS tapes in Lars’ vault to uncover this show, which was not only the first time we played in Bogotá, but anywhere in Colombia,” a statement from the band’s says of their May 2, 1999 show during their Garage Remains the Same Tour, which was in support of the Garage Inc. covers album from the previous year.