Metallica celebrating 40th anniversary with 2 December shows in San Francisco

The band will be celebrating 40 years with two completely different setlists
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It may be hard to believe, but Metallica is turning 40 this year. Now, the group has announced a pair of shows where they’ll celebrate the anniversary with fans.

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Metallica is marking their 40th anniversary milestone with two hometown concerts in San Francisco on December 17 and 19 at the Chase Center. Each show will feature a different setlist and tickets will only be available to registered members of the band’s Fifth Member fan club.

It’s already been a year of honoring milestones in Metallica’s career as the band announced their extensive 30th anniversary celebration of their 1991 self-titled album.

Known as the Black Album, the 30th anniversary edition will feature a completely remastered version as well as a massive cover album with over 50 artists taking on all twelve tracks from the record.

The remastered box set features the album on 180G vinyl, a picture disc, three live LPs, 14 CDs with rough mixes, demos, interviews, live shows, 6 DVDs, a 120-page hardcover book, four tour laminates, three lithos, three guitar picks, a Metallica lanyard and more. Additionally, special digital, vinyl, and expanded CD formats of the record will be available.

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