Metallica Comes to Wyoming (Via Drive-In Theatre)

Just like Garth Brooks did a month ago, Metallica will be coming to the big screen for a drive-in theatre show in August.

Annaliese Wiederspahn

August 11, 20202 min read

(Cowboy State Daily Staff)

Drive-in concerts. That’s just how 2020 is doing ’em. Pull your car into a drive-in theatre, crank up your car stereo, and watch the band on the big screen.

Garth Brooks did it a month ago and now it’s Metallica on August 29.

Here in Wyoming, the only location listed so far is the Terry Bison Ranch in Cheyenne.

This won’t be a refurbished concert which is just regurgitated on-screen. Metallica will record a special concert for this event.

According to the band, they’ve been practicing for this event for a few days now. Just last week, they were in the same room for the first time since September, 2019.

“We’ve been rehearsing at HQ for a show that will be shot specially for the drive-ins at a location nearby later this week, and then we’ll pass it off to our award-winning production team to then be edited and mixed at the highest standards possible to be beamed into your cars from the big screen,” said drummer Lars Ulrich.

Any ideas as to the setlist? The band is well-known for switching up their setlists but there are some staples that, of course, they’ll be playing.

The top five songs they’ve played the most in concert are:

  1. Master of Puppets: 1,675 times.
  2. Creeping Death: 1,557 times.
  3. Seek & Destroy: 1,529 times.
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls: 1,526 times
  5. One: 1,526 times

Sadly, ‘Harvester of Sorrow” has only been played 804 times.

Ulrich appeared on Eddie Trunk’s “Trunk Nation” show last week and discussed what he thought was the song that best represented Metallica.

“‘Master Of Puppets’ is definitely a very, very, very close to the top choice, because, I guess, it checks a lot of boxes,” Ulrich said.

“Another song that checks a lot of those boxes is ‘One’,” he said.

If you are interested in tickets, go here.

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Annaliese Wiederspahn

State Political Reporter