Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Metallica announce 40th anniversary concerts

Metallica have announced a pair of concerts in their hometown of San Francisco, CA to mark the band’s 40th anniversary.

The group will play two different live sets at the city’s Chase Center on December 17 and 19 fan club members.

“Tickets will be available only to registered Fifth Members,” says Metallica, “and, in an effort to make it as fair as possible for every member who would like to attend, members are invited to enter to win a reservation code that will guarantee them the opportunity to purchase tickets in a private sale closed to the public. Reservation winners will be chosen randomly and e-mailed additional information and directions to proceed with their purchase.

“Winners will have the option to choose from two-day tickets to gain entry to both Metallica shows at Chase Center or single day tickets for the show on either December 17 or December 19. Travel packages that include both tickets and hotel accommodations will also be available courtesy of All members will be limited to a maximum purchase of two show tickets or one hotel/ticket package (package options include either two or four tickets).

“We were so in awe of the love, support, and dedication that came our way during the S&M2 concerts when fans from over 60 countries around the globe traveled to the City by the Bay for the weekend in September of 2019,” adds the group. “You guys completely took over San Francisco and the unbelievably good vibes and sense of family inspired us to invite all of you to come back!

“In addition to our two shows at Chase Center, we will be curating other live music and comedy events, Blackened Whiskey tastings, and so much more all around the city during the long four-day weekend of celebrations starting on Thursday, December 16. Details and ticketing information for these various events will be announced as they are confirmed.

“We will have so much more to tell you about in the coming months, but for now, we hope that you’ll open those calendars and make plans to come hang with us for one unforgettable long weekend in San Francisco.”

Metallica will release a series of 30th anniversary reissues of their self-titled 1991 album – aka The Black Album – on September 10.

The band are currently scheduled to appear at a series of US festivals later this year, beginning at Kentucky’s Louder Than Life event on September 24.

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