Metallica is in the process of pre-recording a concert that will stream across hundreds of drive-in theatres across the country, including two in the San Antonio, Texas area. On August 29th Rock and Rolls fans across the nation will be given the opportunity to gather in cars to watch the band play together for the first time in almost a year. Metalheads across the country are gearing up for a fun and excitement fill performance from a band that hasn’t played together in a long while.
Metallica announced their recorded concert plans on Facebook on Monday of this week. General admission tickets will be sold at $115 per vehicle. Each vehicle is allowed up to six people. The San Antonio concert broadcasts will air at the pop-up drive-in at Six Flags Fiesta Texas and also the Stars and Stripes Drive-in in New Braunfels, Texas. Tickets will be available as early as 12:00 pm on Friday, August 14th through Ticketmaster. Three Days Grace will also make a special performance during the concert.
The one-night-only band reunion broadcast is made possible by Encore Live, a production company that recently assisted country and western artist Blake Shelton in filming and showing a socially distanced concert at drive-ins across the U.S. and Canada earlier this summer. According to a press release, Metallica is the first rock band to be featured in the new drive-in series and the band is excited to get back together to engage in the strange, but the ever-growing trend of broadcasting live events when live presence is prohibited.
The Band says, “Needless to say, this is an exciting first for us,” Metallica wrote on its website. “…. This definitely qualifies as a unique and memorable experience for us. We hope you think so too!” Visit Ticketmaster for more information about location, time, and ticket purchasing.
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