For one night on Saturday, Aug. 29, a “Metallica” drive-in concert with a special guest performance by Three Days Grace will be held at WestWorld of Scottsdale Polo Fields, 16601 N. Pima Road.
The virtual concert is among hundreds of drive-in theaters across and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, according to a press release on the show to be filmed exclusively for this 7:30 p.m. Aug. 29 concert. Gates open at 6 p.m.
Tickets go on sale at noon, Aug. 14, to see Metallica, which is recording a full-set featuring material spanning the band’s nearly 40-year career, the release said of the group, formed in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/vocalist James Hetfield.
Noted as 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 to fans worldwide, the band’s several multi-platinum albums include Kill ‘em All, Ride The Lightning, Master of Puppets, And Justice for All, and many more.
Metallica --- commonly referred to as The Black Album --- has amassed numerous awards and accolades. Metallica’s newest release, the S&M2 album and film, arrives Aug. 28 on the band’s own Blackened Recordings label.
S&M2 chronicles Metallica and San Francisco Symphony’s September 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.
The release describes how S&M2 resurrects those historic shows, capturing more than two and a half hours of James, Lars, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo uniting with the nearly 80-strong San Francisco Symphony, legendary Music Director of the orchestra Michael Tilson Thomas, and conductor Edwin Outwater.
Three Days Grace, the release added, is the internationally-acclaimed and multi-platinum certified Canadian band with a recent album, the Juno Award-nominated Outsider (RCA Records). The band recently released its cover of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used To Know.”
Polo Fields of WestWorld of Scottsdale offers an optimum drive-in experience with permanent restroom facilities and concessions available, added the release.
The show follows guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as all state and local health mandates, including maintaining at least six feet of space between vehicles, staff use of personal protective equipment, contactless payment and ticketing systems, and limiting capacity in restrooms.
The concert, produced by Encore Live and presented in Scottsdale by R Entertainment and M Culinary, is rain or shine, according to the release.
General admission is $115 for all inclusive VIP Fast Pass Ticket; $215 all inclusive includes “Fast Pass Access” line; priority parking and commemorative Metallica lanyard. Each ticket purchase will include four free digital downloads of Metallica’s S&M2 album and admits one car or truck.