For the first time in nearly a year, Metallica is putting on a show.
The heavy metal/rock band is the first in its genre to join the Encore Drive-in Nights concert series — an event country superstar Garth Brooks successfully kicked off in June, followed by Blake Shelton in July.
The series brings exclusively filmed concerts to drive-in theaters across North America, giving people the chance to enjoy a show from the comfort and safety of their own vehicles. So far, the series has drawn more than 500,000 fans to its first two drive-in shows, according to a news release.
Metallica’s show, set to air Aug. 29, is being filmed near the band’s Northern California headquarters. The concert marks the band’s first performance since Sept. 2019, when Metallica opened up the Chase Center arena in San Francisco.
The show will include music from the band’s four-decade career, feature a special guest performance from Three Days Grace, and give fans an “intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience,” according to the release.
“In all of rock, it literally doesn’t get any bigger than Metallica,” Walter Kinzie, CEO of Encore Live, said in a statement. “Over the course of their career these guys have completely redefined rock, touring and frankly what’s possible in terms of success in this industry.
“We’ve seen with our first two Encore Nights Drive-In concerts that fans absolutely dig the drive-in experience,” Kinzie continued. “We know that Metallica is going to blow the top off of this thing and take it to a whole new level.”
Tickets are $115 and go on sale to the general public Aug. 14 at ticketmaster.com. Each ticket covers vehicles of up to six people.
In Utah, the concert will run at three drive-in theaters: West Valley City’s Redwood Drive-in; the Motor-Vu Theater in Tooele; and the Basin Drive-in in Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete County.
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