Metallica announce 2020 Drive-in Tour

From metal to metal, James Hetfield’s band becomes the first rock act to be part of the Encore Drive-In Night series for a full pre-recorded concert screening on August 29th across the United States and Canada. Fans will attend Metallica’s first show in almost a year from the comfort of their metallic cars.

“Grab some fuel, put air in your tires, this is the drive-in concert Metallica fans desire”, an excited fan tweeted on Monday.

A whole innovatory experience and a way of saving live shows? This ‘old’ new Drive-in trend is getting bigger and bigger as it is the most reliable way of attending a concert these days. Metallica exclusively shot an entire show for this unconventional upcoming tour smashing its greatest hits and practicing social distancing, as shown in an Instagram post where the group was rehearsing the acclaimed “Creeping Death”. Spoiler alert! “Three Days Grace” will be the opening song.

Lars Ulrich on the band’s Instagram page: “As many of you know, we have not played together for quite some time, actually since the S&M2 concerts last September. But that’s all changing now”.

As part of the COVID-19 safety measures, cars will park six feet apart and payments will be electronic to avoid human interaction. Tickets valued in $115 per vehicle (up to six passengers) go on sale to the general public on August 14th and two days earlier for the fan clubs. More good news, the purchase includes a private four downloads of the S&M2 concert that the band held along with the Bay Area symphony orchestra at San Francisco’s Chase Center. The complete documentary is set to release on August 28th.

Where? The home of Metallica’s tour will be a mix of fixed drive-in theaters and pop-ups, visit the Encore Drive-In Nights website to see the list of outdoor venues.