METALLICA has announced its return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 "S&M²". METALLICA will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing August 29 at hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The show will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band's Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by METALLICA's award-winning production team to the highest standards possible. The concert, the band's first show in nearly a year, will feature material from throughout their near-four-decade career and provide METALLICA fans with an intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience. THREE DAYS GRACE will play as the official Encore Drive-In Nights opening act for the August 29 show.
Pre-sale tickets, available exclusively to METALLICA's Fifth Member fan club, will go on sale on August 12 at this location. General on-sale will begin on August 14. Every ticket purchase — which admits one carload of up to six people — will include four digital downloads of METALLICA's "S&M²", the long-awaited album documenting the two historic concerts that reunited the band and San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years. "S&M²" will be released August 28 on the band's own Blackened Recordings.
The METALLICA show is part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series, which is presented by leading event production company Encore Live. Since June, Encore Live has partnered with drive-in theaters across the country to provide world-class entertainment in a safe, creative way.
For more information and to see if a venue near you is presenting the show, visit encorenights.com or call your local theater.