Metallica announced Thursday (Oct. 10) that it will headline five rock festivals in 2020.
And, thankfully local fans, one of them will be the Aftershock festival, which takes place Oct. 9-11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento.
The metal act, which ranks as the top-selling Bay Area band of all time, also performs at Epicenter in Charlotte, North Carolina, May 1-3; Welcome to Rockville in Daytona Beach, Florida, May 8-10; Sonic Temple Art and Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, May 15-17; Lounder Than Life in Louisville, Kentucky, Sept. 18-20.
All five of these festivals are produced by Danny Wimmer Presents.
The band will perform two sets at each of the five festival, for a total of 10 sets. These will reportedly be the only shows that Metallica plays in North America in 2020.
Tickets go on sale to the general public at 9 a.m. Oct. 14, www.metallicaxx.com.
Read our review of the opening night concert here.
— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) September 7, 2019
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— Jim Harrington (@jimthecritic) September 4, 2019