Heavy Metal band Metallica gets together for virtual concert

On Saturday night, August 29th the American heavy-metal icons performed a show for hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada. Check it out!

  • The concert was part of the Encore Drive-In Nights series.  
  •  This was the first time the band has performed since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts in San Francisco.
  • Metallica's performance is also the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series.
Metallica's vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield

Parking at the concert was arranged so that there was one parking space between you and your neighbor. People could listen to the show through FM radio or over the drive-in's speakers. The band had recorded the hour and a half set two weeks ago on an empty stage. Metallica's frontman James Hetfield said "It feels good to play again (...)  music helps us through all things, including this." Hetfield was referring to the ongoing pandemic and time spent in quarantine. 

The band was set to go on tour just when the pandemic hit, but fortunately they were still able to work on their next studio album. The bassist, Robert Trujillo told The Vinyl Guide in June that the band is communicating every week, "what we've started doing is basically just really concentrating on our home studios and being creative from our homes and navigating through ideas and building on new ideas. And that's where we're at right now" he said.

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