Metallica's 'S&M2' Concert Coming to Theaters for One Night Only

How you can watch the sold-out San Fransisco show
Singer/guitarist James Hetfield of Metallica performs during a stop of the band's WorldWired Tour at T-Mobile Arena on November 26, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada
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Metallica is again joining forces with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for a reprise of their famed 1999 performance. The celebration of album S&M’s 20th anniversary sold out almost immediately, so the band is now offering a different way for fans around the world to experience the incredible show.

The metal legends are set to perform tracks featured on the iconic live album, along with a selection of symphonic adaptations of tracks that have been released since. While most of us won’t be there to experience the magic in person, a taping of the show is coming to 3,000 theaters worldwide on October 9.

A website for the film allows fans to sign up to be among the first to receive more information about purchasing tickets to the one-night-only screening. Tickets will be available for purchase starting August 7, and a list of theaters is expected to be available soon.

The crossover of classical music and metal is hailed by many as one of the best live albums ever. Larger-than-life renditions of monster hits like “Master Of Puppets” and “Nothing Else Matters” presented a ground-breaking twist on their typically thrashing sound.

Even when Metallica isn’t diving into ambitious spins on their songs, they’re still absolutely amazing. The band continues to prove why they’ve headlining stadiums for years, and this recording of “Master Of Puppets” being played in the rain is just one example of it.

Watch the video from their drenched Manchester, England show above.