Earlier this week, Metallica tweeted a link to a website called MetallicaXX.com, which featured a mysterious countdown clock. There was no indication as to what the clock was for, but given that 'XX' is the Roman numeral for 20, and this year marks the 20th anniversary of the band's famous S&M symphony concerts, one assumed it had something to do with that.
Now, the clock has hit zero, and the announcement has been revealed via a live video on their Facebook: Metallica have partnered with festival promotion company Danny Wimmer Presents to announced that they will headline every single DWP festival in 2020...twice.
Andy Hall hosted a live conference with Lars Ulrich and Danny Wimmer, announcing the partnership, and that Metallica will close every Friday AND Sunday night at every Danny Wimmer festival next year.
Wimmer listed the festivals with dates and cities:
- Epicenter - May 1-3 - Concord, North Carolina
- Welcome To Rockville - May 8-10 - Daytona Beach, Florida
- Sonic Temple - May 15-17 - Columbus, Ohio
- Louder Than Life - Sept 18-20 - Louisville, Kentucky
- Aftershock - October 9-11 - Sacramento, California
"What a day for DWP and the fans of our festivals," said Wimmer. "As a fan of this band, I still get goosebumps walking into Metallica's headquarters...I spent a lot of times with the fans and I asked them, 'What do you want to see?' And nine out of ten times, they said Metallica."
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Here's the video via Facebook: