Metallica should play the halftime show at Super Bowl 50. We’ve said as much, and sports analysts and industry luminaries like Metal Blade’s Brian Slagel agree with us. And while it looks like the honors are going to Bruno Mars for the second time in three years, that doesn’t mean that Metallica aren’t going to be at least tangentially involved with the Big Game.
It’s been announced that they’ll be playing a concert at San Francisco’s AT&T Park on Super Bowl eve. They’ll be playing with Cage the Elephant, and while it’s not necessarily a Super Bowl-sanctioned event, it’s something that will definitely build on the excitement of the weekend, and will tie in with the Super Bowl, given that it will be broadcast on CBS.
Here’s what the band said about it on their website:
We are excited and honored to be invited to participate in one of the biggest annual traditions and celebrations in America, the Super Bowl! As the anticipation grows for Super Bowl 50, we will be hitting the stage for year three of CBS Radio’s “The Night Before” annual concert held on, you guessed it, the night before the big game on February 6, 2016 at AT&T Park in San Francisco.
Tickets go on sale on Friday (6) at 10am for the show, which will take place on Saturday, February 6th.