Lars Ulrich Announces 40th Anniversary Shows Of Metallica

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich posted an old picture of himself with the band’s frontman James Hetfield on Instagram and announced that Metallica will celebrate their 40th anniversary with Forty Years Of Metallica shows.

The pandemic hasn’t stopped Metallica, one of the world’s most known heavy metal bands, from making new music. As this year is the 30th anniversary of their ‘Black Album’ that was released on August 12, 1991, the band has reworked the record and announced the release of ‘The Black Album Remastered’ on September 10th.

Apart from the album’s anniversary, this year is also the 40th anniversary of Metallica in the heavy metal scene. It is known that the band will celebrate their 40th birthday with two special shows in their hometown San Francisco at the Chase Center after their S&M2 concerts in September 2019 which marked the venue’s opening. The shows’ tickets will be available to Metallica’s Fifth Member fan club, and the band will play two different setlists at both gigs which will take place on December 17 and 19.

Additionally, Metallica will be curating several events including tasting sessions for Blackened Whiskey which was inspired by their ‘S&M2’ album and other live shows all around San Francisco during the four-day period of celebrations starting in December 16. Although there aren’t many details for these events, they will be announced in the coming days after being confirmed by the band.

As seen in his Instagram post, the band’s drummer and co-founder Lars Ulrich has also commented on their 40th anniversary and Forty Years Of Metallica shows, saying they were getting started 40 years ago yet they are still getting started 40 years later. He then said the band is throwing a birthday bash in San Francisco in mid-December, inviting the fans to help them figure it all out. Ulrich included the poster of the show along with a nostalgic photograph with James Hetfield.

Lars Ulrich’s Instagram post read:

“40 years ago… Getting started. 40 years later… Still getting started. And now throwing a birthday bash in San Francisco in mid-December. Come join if you can… And help us figure it all out!”

Below are the photos Lars Ulrich has included in his post.

Photo Credit: Lars Ulrich – Instagram
Photo Credit: Lars Ulrich – Instagram