Metallica has just rolled out a pair of fan club-only shows in celebration of the band's 40th anniversary. The two concerts — with completely different setlists — will take place on December 17th and 19th at San Francisco's Chase Center. In addition to the Metallica gigs, San Francisco will host a four-date Metallica anniversary celebration "with comedy shows, live music events, and Blackened Whiskey tastings also planned, starting Thursday, December 16th."
The band posted on its official Metallica.com website:
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.