Metallica To Play San Francisco In August


But you won’t be able to buy tickets to the show.

That’s because Metallica have booked a corporate gig, not open to the public, according to a statement from the band.

“It all started when [guitarist] Kirk [Hammett] mentioned that his next-door neighbor had invited us to play at his party in San Francisco and we figured, ‘Why not?,” the statement reads. “After all, it has been quite some time since we’ve played in our hometown, and we haven’t exactly been getting out a lot lately.

“Well, it turns out that Kirk’s neighbor, Marc Benioff, is the top dog at a ‘small’ company called and his shindig actually lasts for four days and hosts over 30,000 people! So much for a little backyard barbeque…”

Other artists who have played previous soirees include Stevie Wonder, Neil Young, the Black Crowes, and Foo Fighters.

“We are excited to announce that we have been invited to play at the ninth annual Dreamforce convention at the Moscone Center in San Francisco on Wednesday, August 31. It promises to be quite the party… Where else can you learn everything you ever wanted to know about cloud computing during the day and then rock out with the ‘Tallica at night?,” the band says. “If you’re planning to attend Dreamforce, cool, we look forward to seeing you there and of course, if you’re a Met Club member, log in and check out how you can win tickets…we’re giving hundreds away.”

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