Metallica have announced that they will be celebrating their 40th anniversary by performing two Fan Club-only shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California, on December 17 and 19 this year.

“As hard as it is to believe, the band will be turning the big 4 – 0 this October. It’s a wild thing to wrap our heads around… it feels like just yesterday that we were hitting the stage playing our first show at Radio City in Anaheim, California, in the spring of 1982,” Metallica wrote on their website.

“OK, fair enough maybe that wasn’t just yesterday; so many things have happened since Lars and James got together in the fall of ’81… almost 2,000 live shows across seven continents, mind-blowing successes and crazy off-road adventures,” the band added. “It’s been a nutty ride and even though most of the time it feels like we’re just getting started, we’re excited to celebrate the past four decades with you.”

“We were so in awe of the love, support, and dedication that came our way during the S&M2 concerts in September 2019. You guys completely took over San Francisco and the unbelievably good vibes and sense of family inspired us to invite all of you to come back!” they continued.

The celebration will be spread over four days, starting December 16, with the band planning comedy shows, live music events, and Blackened Whiskey tastings.

“We will have so much more to tell you about in the coming months, but for now, we hope that you’ll open those calendars and make plans to come hang with us for one unforgettable long weekend in San Francisco,” Metallica said.

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