METALLICA announced today that it will play two night-headliner slots at five music festivals in 2020. Events – Charlotte, North Carolina Epicenter Daytona Beach, Florida Welcome to Rockville by Columbus, Ohio Sonic Temple Art + Louisville, Kentucky's Louder Than Life and Sacramento, California's Aftershock – the band will be with the group on both Friday night and Sunday night Perform sets Every evening promises different sets.
During a press conference at the METALLICA headquarters in San Rafael, California, the drummer Lars Ulrich was asked how the band should proceed in selecting the songs for each set list and what the fans can expect at each of the shows.
"As far as the setlist is concerned, these shows are seven, eight months away, and the shows in the fall are almost a year away," he said (see video below). "I really do not think so much about the setlist in advance, we like to go deep and obviously everyone who knows us knows that we like dusting things that we have not played for a while." [1
"It'll be fun, it'll be a challenge, but we're living on this shit," he added. "And every time we get the chance to do something out of the norm, METALLICA are four very happy guys, we live on sometimes chaotic energy and that will come together, I do not want to freak anyone out." out here, especially Danny [ Wimmer but it can not come together until about 24 hours before the first show, but it will definitely come together. "
According to Ulrich a part of what makes METALLICA work is that he and his bandmates do not reschedule this stuff. We do not plan it over, we do not reconsider it, so we stop it, we do not become robotic, "he explained. "There always has to be a human element and an impulsive element and a momentary element, and that's why we always try to find the right balance, but I'm sure that at the time of our appearance in North Carolina, the first show, we it will have something in common.
"The most important part of it for METALLICA The most important part of it for the fans and the most important for the festival is that the shows will be different," he said. It's not as if METALLICA holds back and hides every 10 years. So if you end up on a show and hear this, this, this and that, but you do not hear that and that – we keep coming back and we keep coming back, like Energizer Bunny. 19659003] "I think the beauty of it is that it's going to be something special, and I think all five of these festival appearances and 10 of those shows will be unique and as most of you know, I try … everyone Set is different – each setlist – and obviously it will not be the same five groups of two setlists so all 10 of those shows will be different. "
The five festivals are:
* May 1 3 – Epicenter at its new location on the Charlotte Motor Speedway in Charlotte, NC
* 8.-10. May – Welcome to Rockville at its new location at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, FL
* 15.-17. May – Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival at the MAPFRE Stadium in Columbus, OH
* 18.-20. September – Louder Than Life at the Highland Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center in Louisville, KY
* 9.-11. October – Aftershocks at Discovery Park in Sacramento, CA
Tickets for all five festivals will be sold on October 14th. The listings of the festivals will be announced at a later date.