Metallica to record NorCal performance for national drive-in event

Metallica, San Francisco Symphony, S&M2

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony perform at Chase Center in San Francisco on Sept. 6, 2019. Mike DeWald/STAFF.

Metallica will perform and film a concert in the Bay Area to be shown at a nationwide “Encore Drive-In Nights” event on Aug. 29. The Bay Area metal band becomes the first rock band to be featured in the series. Each ticket purchase to view the performance at a drive-in facility showing the concert will come with four downloads of the band’s new live film, “S&M2.”

It was not clear where the performance would be filmed.

Hundreds of outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada will screen the new concert. The concert will be Metallica’s first show in nearly a year, since the S&M2 shows at Chase Center in San Francisco. Three Days Grace will record a performance to serve as the night’s “opening act.”

Every ticket purchase will admits one carload of up to six people. Pre-sale tickets available exclusively to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club will go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 12 at Ticketmaster. General on-sale will begin on Friday, Aug. 14.

The Metallica show is part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series, which is presented by Encore Live, which has been staging these filmed drive-in shows since June.

Additional information about which venues will participate in the screening can be found at Ticketmaster’s website.

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