Metallica announce surprise 'pop-up concert' in Chicago tonight
- Metallica made the announcement on their website
- The band will perform at Metro on Clark Street
- Metallica performed in San Francisco's The Independent on Thursday
The band wrote on their official website on Monday,” "THAT was way too much fun last week as we finally played in front of real live fans for the first time in over two years in our hometown of San Francisco. So why not do it again."
"This time we’re in Chicago and we’ll be hitting the stage at the storied Metro on Clark Street tonight... our first time back there since 1983!!"
"METALLICA is playing The Metro tonight. METALLICA," the Metro stated on Facebook. "Yep, you heard that right. Stop everything you're doing, grab a $20 bill, and head immediately to the Metro box office."
At 8:30 p.m., the band will perform at Metro on Clark Street. It will be the first time the band has performed at the arena since 1983.
Wristbands are available for $20 at the Metro Box Office only, and each customer is restricted to one. Before obtaining a wristband, attendees must provide confirmation of complete immunization, with the latest dosage delivered no more than two weeks ago.
The concert line will begin at 6 p.m., with doors opening at 7 p.m.
Metallica, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary as a band, performed for just 500 people in San Francisco's The Independent on Thursday, a performance that was also publicized on the same day.
The band will perform a pair of unique sets at Louder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky on Friday, September 23, and Sunday, September 26. Louder Than Life is the first of three U.S. festivals the band will perform at this autumn in cooperation with organiser Danny Wimmer Presents.
Metallica was founded in Los Angeles in 1981 by vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich and has spent most of its career in San Francisco.