Metallica latest to offer ‘drive-in’ concerts

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WTVQ/WHAS) — Rock fans, rejoice! Metallica is bringing a virtual concert experience to drive-in theaters across the country, including several in Kentucky and Indiana.

The band will host a one-night only event as part of the Encore Drive-in Nights series on Aug. 29. The concert was shot especially for the event and will be the band’s first show of 2020.

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The concert will be shown at six drive ins i Kentucky, including Somerset, Paris, Mt. Sterling. Lagrange and Summersville.

A full list of participating locations can be viewed here.

The event will also feature a special guest performance by Three Days Grace.

Metallica was set to be a headliner for Louisville’s Louder Than Life in September before the event was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. The band’s concert at the KFC Yum! Center in March 2019 was the venue’s top selling concert of all time, with more than 23,000 tickets sold.

Artists like Blake Shelton and Garth Brooks have also held drive-in concerts this summer, allowing music fans to enjoy a live experience while maintaining social distancing. Shelton’s concert in July was the first in the Encore Drive-In Nights concert series.

The series is expected to continue next month, but the featured artist for September’s concert has yet to be announced. Music fans can sign up for updates on the event website.