Metallica Gets Involved in Super Bowl 50 Concert Festivities

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Metallica performs onstage at exclusive the Call Of Duty: Black Ops Launch Party held at Barker Hangar on Nov. 4, 2010 in Santa Monica, Calif.  

Metallica was the first band to play Antarctica, and now they’re (almost) the first metal band to play the Super Bowl.

As Metallica teases new music from its next album, here is some news from the metal icons we can bank on. Metallica will be involved in the 2016 pre-Super Bowl festivities, playing San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Feb. 6, the night before the big game. 

The headlining concert comes via CBS Radio’s The Night Before, an annual Saturday-before-Super Sunday event. Alternative rockers Cage the Elephant, who have a forthcoming album with a definite release date, are opening the show.

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Pre-sales for Metallica’s fan club members begin on Nov. 3. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Nov. 6 via Ticketmaster. 

Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley, and Florida Georgia Line played the previous Night Before concert, on Jan. 31, 2015 in Phoenix.

Meanwhile, the performers for Super Bowl 50’s halftime show have not yet been announced, though Maroon 5 is rumored to be in talks.  


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