By: Kate Wright


Middays with Kate

Metallica have just announced plans to record a new concert that will be broadcast at drive-in movie theaters across North America on Aug. 29, Mustang Drive-in included!

Tickets for the show go on sale Aug. 14. While it may seem a high price to pay to watch a concert on the screen at $115 a ticket, they are per vehicle. You are allowed up to six people in a vehicle -so about $19 a head.

Ticketmaster said:

“Drive-in theaters hosting the concert will adhere to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines as well as all state and local health mandates. Staff will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars. The series will also use contactless payment and ticketing systems and limit capacity in restrooms. Guidelines around concessions will be enforced to abide by individual state regulations.”

As a bonus, each ticket comes with 4 sets of download codes for an MP3 version of their new live album, S&M2.

Here’s what the band had to say about it:

“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 Aug. 29 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.”

Tickets go on sale Friday, August 14 at 12pm local venue time.

London, ON
9:30 PM
On Sale Aug 14
If those sell out:
On Sale Aug 14
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