Encore Nights – Metallica

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  • Date: Aug 29th, 2020
    Time: 4:45pm

Metallica has confirmed its return to the stage for the first time since the September 2019 S&M2 concerts that opened Chase Center in San Francisco. Metallica will be the first rock band to be featured in the Encore Drive-In Nights series, with a full set showing August 29 at Midwest SkyView Drive-In, along with hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the United States and Canada. The show will be shot specially for the Encore Drive-In Nights Series at a location near the band’s Northern California headquarters and will subsequently be edited and mixed by Metallica’s award winning production team to the highest standards possible. The concert, the band’s first show in nearly a year, will feature material from throughout their near four-decade career and provide Metallica fans with an intimate, unique and truly memorable concert experience.

Pre-sale tickets, available exclusively to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, will go on sale on August 12 at ticketmaster.com/encore-metallica. General on-sale will begin on August 14. Every ticket purchase — which admits one carload of up to six people — will include four digital downloads of Metallica’s S&M2, the long awaited album documenting the two historic concerts that reunited the band and San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years. Each Vehicle Ticket will cost $114.99, all-inclusive. Each ticket will admit one passenger car/truck. The event will take place rain or shine and will begin at dusk.

The Metallica show is part of the Encore Drive-In Nights Series, which is presented by leading event production company Encore Live. Since June, Encore Live has partnered with Midwest SkyView Drive-In to provide world-class entertainment in a safe, creative way. The August 29 show will also feature a special guest performance by Three Days Grace.

The Midwest SkyView Drive-In adheres to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended guidelines as well as all state and local guidance from Panhandle Public Health District. Staff & Volunteers will wear personal protective equipment and enforce at least six feet of space between cars.

Unlike traditional concert tickets that are bought for one fan’s individual admission, each purchase for Encore Drive-In Nights’ concerts will admit one carload of fans. That means up to six people can enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime show for one price.

Drive-In Concert Rules:
-Each ticket admits one standard passenger car or truck. (RVs and limousines not permitted.)
-All guests must have a seatbelt. No more than six people per vehicle.
-NO Outside FOOD
-No weapons, legal or illegal drugs, or alcohol allowed.
-Parking is based on a first-come-first-serve basis. The show is expected to be full. Please arrive early. Gates open at 7:15pm
-Theater staff reserves the right to move cars as needed.
-Guests must follow theater speed limits, cones and marked lanes.
-Advertised start time is approximate. Show will begin as soon as the sun goes down.
-Sound will be broadcast through FM radio.
-Headlights must be turned off when facing the screen.
-Guests must adhere to all theater rules and policies as well as state and local laws.
-Guests and staff will adhere to current CDC and state/local guidelines regarding social distancing as it pertains to the following in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19:

Vehicle spacing
Entering/exiting your vehicle
PPE for staff
Contactless payment and ticketing systems
Restroom management, guidelines and procedures

Prepare before you attend:
-To limit car battery usage, bring a battery-operated radio to listen to the concert.
-Have hand sanitizer and mask(s) available.
-Download the concession app and online ticket purchase app.
-Children should not be left unattended.

-Once a vehicle or person leaves the theater, no re-entry will be permitted.
*Shows will go on rain or shine.
*No refunds.
*In the event of severe weather, you will be contacted regarding a reschedule or a potential refund.

About Encore Drive-In Nights
Encore Drive-In Nights showcases the world’s most iconic music stars with performances recorded exclusively for drive-in theaters across North America. From the safety of your vehicle, you will enjoy an exclusive cinematic concert experience under the summer night sky. Drive-in. Rock out.

About Metallica
Formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield, Metallica has become one of the most influential and successful rock bands in history, having sold nearly 120 million albums worldwide and generating more than 2.5 billion streams while playing to millions of fans on literally all seven continents. The band’s several multi-platinum albums include Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, … And Justice for All, Metallica (commonly referred to as The Black Album), Load, Reload, St. Anger, Death Magnetic, and Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, released in November 2016 and charting at #1 in 32 countries.

Metallica’s awards and accolades include nine Grammy Awards, two American Music Awards, multiple MTV Video Music Awards, and its 2009 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In June of 2018, the band was awarded one of the most prestigious musical honors in the world: Sweden’s Polar Music Prize. Metallica’s newest release, the S&M2 album and film, arrives August 28 on the band’s own Blackened Recordings label. S&M2 chronicles Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s September 6 & 8, 2019 S&M2 concerts that served as the grand opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center and reunited the band and Symphony for the first time in 20 years. S&M2 brings those historic shows back to life, capturing more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joining forces with the nearly 80-strong SF Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater.

About Three Days Grace
Three Days Grace is the internationally acclaimed and multi-platinum certified Canadian band whose most recent album is the Juno Award-nominated Outsider (RCA Records). The band most recently released their cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.” Three Days Grace scored their 15th #1 single on U.S. Billboard’s Mainstream Rock Songs Chart with the album’s song “Right Left Wrong.” and they also have 16 #1’s at Mediabase. The band won the “Rock Artist of the Year” award at the 2019 iHeartRadio Music Awards.