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Metallica Playing First Gig of 2020 and You’re All Invited

Metallica's first show of 2020 will take place on Aug. 29 as part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series. 

Metallica will play their first live show in nearly a year on Aug. 29 when they saddle up as the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series. Hitting the stage for the first time since their September 2019 S&M2 concerts at the Chase Center in San Francisco, the band will play a full set that will be beamed into hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, according to a release announcing the gig.

The show — featuring opening act Three Days Grace — will be shot for the series at an undisclosed locations near the group’s Northern California headquarters and edited and mixed by Metallica’s production team, with a promise of a career-spanning set. The concert is part of Encore Live’s series of gigs at drive-in theaters and it will adhere to CDC guidelines, including staff in PPE enforcing a six-foot distance between cars, as well as employment of contactless payment and ticketing and limited restroom capacity.

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Each ticket ($115) purchased for the show will admit a carload of fans — up to six people per vehicle — with tickets going on sale on Aug. 14 at noon local venue time; click here for more information. Every ticket will include a digital download of Metallica’s S&M2 album; pre-sale tickets for the band’s Fifth Member fan club will go on sale on Aug. 12 here.