Metallica’s S&M² Show to Be Screened in 3,000 Movie Theaters


Did ticket bots keep you from getting tickets to Metallica’s first upcoming S&M² twentieth anniversary show with the San Francisco Symphony? Did… uh… something else keep you from getting tickets to Metallica’s second upcoming S&M² twentieth anniversary show with the San Francisco Symphony?

Well, fret not! It was always a safe bet that at least one of the two shows would be recorded and released eventually, seeing as that’s what they did with the original S&M performance. And now the band has confirmed that not only are they recording at least one of the shows, but they’ll be screening it in for one night only in 3,000 movie theaters worldwide.

Here’s the announcement, straight from the band’s website:

“As many of you know, we were blown away by the response to S&M² when we announced the first – and then second – show this past spring.  For those of you who can’t attend either of the gigs in the Bay Area, we still want to share this unique performance with you.  On October 9th, we are psyched to be bringing you S&M², a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original S&M concerts, album, and film that also commemorates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to San Francisco’s waterfront.  This one-night-only event will be shown in over 3,000 movie theaters around the world!

“Recorded live on September 6th & 8th, S&M² will see us joining forces once again with the San Francisco Symphony, lead in part by legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as he kicks off his final season. We’ll be performing several tracks from the original ’99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then.

“Movie theaters are still being confirmed and tickets will go on sale August 7th, so visit metallica.film to sign up for alerts, including more ticket on-sale details, and stay up to date on all the latest information about this one-night-only film event!”

If for some reason you can’t make it to either of the shows or the screening, I have to imagine that there will be a home video / internet release at some point, too. We’ll confirm that for ya as soon as we’re able.

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