Metallica will be filming a special live concert that will be shown in various drive-in theaters across North America on August 29. The screenings will also include an opening set from Three Days Grace. Prior to that, Metallica will be making a virtual appearance on “The Howard Stern Show” this Wednesday (August 12).
The band said the following about the drive-in screenings:
“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 general on-sale will begin on August 14th, also at 12:00pm local time. Every ticket purchase – which admits one carload of up to six people – will include four mp3 digital downloads the upcoming release of S&M2.
Needless to say, this is an exciting first for us, as we continue to explore new ways to connect with you and keep playing live… this definitely qualifies as a unique and memorable experience for us. We hope you think so too!
Additional information about Encore Drive-In Nights can be found at ticketmaster.com/encoredriveinnights. The exclusive concert will adhere to guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as all state and local public health mandates. Encore Drive-In Nights has partnered with leading health experts to establish procedures for staff and fans.”
They also added the following about their appearance on “The Howard Stern Show”:
“Happy Monday! We’re back again on this busy Monday morning with more exciting news from HQ. Our great friend, and ever loyal Metallica supporter, Howard Stern has invited us to pay a virtual visit to his show this Wednesday, August 12. It’s going to be yet another first during this very unusual time as we’ll be hanging in Northern California at HQ and chatting with Howard while he’s camped out in his home studio. In between the banter we’re going to fire up the amps, get behind the drums and beam a few songs live to Howard as well. Tune in for lots of conversation and some morning metal!
Check out The Howard Stern Show on Howard Stern’s exclusive SiriusXM channel Howard 100 and for more information on SiriusXM, please visit SiriusXM.com and HowardStern.com. And thanks to Howard for inviting us back… we look forward to catching up!”