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Metallica Is Coming To A Drive-In Near You

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The Press Release:
It’s been a crazy, hectic, thrilling and exciting time at Metallica HQ as the four of us have all been in the same room making music for the first time in almost a year! “What’s going on?” you ask? We’re recording a concert to appear at your local drive-in theater… that’s what! We’ll be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set screening August 29th at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. We’ve been rehearsing at HQ for a show that will be shot specially for the drive-ins at a location nearby later this week and then we’ll pass it off to our award winning production team to then be edited and mixed at the highest standards possible to be beamed into your cars from the big screen.

The Fifth Member pre-sale starts August 12th 12:00pm local time at ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica. Fifth Members should check their e-mail or click here for more details.
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Metallica Says: “S&M2 Finally Arrives” on August 28th

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The Press Release:
In September of 2019, we were on stage for two incredible nights with the San Francisco Symphony commemorating the opening of the new Chase Center here in our backyard as well as the 20th anniversary of the first S&M. Celebrating with fans from all around the world (almost 70 countries represented!) and sharing the stage with our hometown symphony, its legendary Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater, was beyond inspiring and a major highlight in our crazy, cool time as a band. Now we can all relive those two special nights as both video and audio versions of the shows are available for pre-order now, hitting stores on August 28.

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Metallica Offers An Update From The Bunker

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The Band Statement:
Greetings… not from our usual HQ haunts, but this time from our living rooms, bedrooms, and basements. As many of you know, in our nearly forty years of touring, we’ve had a few mishaps along the way: broken bones, trashed appendixes, a pyro mishap, backs thrown out, crazy weather, food poisoning (beware of the oysters!), and even one way next-level anxiety attack! None of it has ever stopped us, but this is obviously a very different time, and leaving the house now literally means taking your life in your hands. Unfortunately, in these surreal times, that means we have to stay away from each other for the foreseeable future before we can start thinking about ‘Tallica Family reunions around the world.

We’re all putting safety first, self-isolating and socially distancing, but not forever! With that said, the South American shows originally planned for April are in the process of moving to December; Greta Van Fleet is going to stay on board to take this ride with us, and we’ll be hitting each and every city, but a few venues may have changed. We’ll be back later this week with the new dates and details about tickets, venues, and everything you need to know to help you make plans.
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Metallica Pulls Out Of Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life Festival For Health Reasons

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“Dear Metallica Family,

It pains me to write this, but I have to let all of you know that I cannot make it to Sonic Temple in Columbus and Louder Than Life in Louisville this year. As part of my continuing effort to get and stay healthy, I have critical recovery events on those weekends that cannot be moved. I apologize to all of our fans who have bought tickets for these festivals. We are working with the festival promoters to provide for refunds or exchanges. My intent with this statement is saying “I apologize” to each one of you. The reality is that I have not prioritized my health in the past year of touring and I now know that my mental health comes first. That might sound like a no-brainer for most of you but I didn’t want to let the Metallica team/family down and, I alone, completely compromised myself.
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Now In Theaters: “Metallica S&M2” For One Night Only

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Back in July I shared the news about the Metallica live concert film “S&M2” which finds the band delivering the goods with the San Francisco Symphony at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco. If you missed that post please click HERE to learn more. Tonight this film will premiere for one night only in more than 3000 theaters across the country.

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Starring:
James Hetfield
Kirk Hammett
Lars Ulrich
Robert Trujillo
San Francisco Symphony

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I really wanted to see this film in the theaters as opposed to on the big screen TV but the deluge of things to process post New York Comic Con and the planning for the weeks ahead will make this impossible. I’d actually like to see “Joker” today since the forecast is going to be mostly rainy and chilly. There are no better days to see a movie than on one like that. What about you folks? Are you planning on seeing this film in the theaters during its one night only presentation? Chime in down below in the comments section and if you see this post after seeing the film, please feel free to let us know what you think. This isn’t like a Marvel Studios film where any plot can be spoiled so I don’t care. Okay, off to the movies.

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