When light exits and night enters San Francisco on Feb. 6, legendary metal band Metallica will take the stage at a sold out concert at AT&T Park called "The Night Before." For those sad they don't have tickets for the pre-Super Bowl 50 show, the band has good news for you. The concert will be live streamed for free on the band's LiveMetallica site.
"The concert has been sold out for months, but we don’t want anyone to be left out!" the band wrote on their website. "Keep watching the site and our social media outlets for updates all this week as the stage and production are built at the ballpark and we rehearse at HQ."
Check out a photo of the stage being built in the tweet below:
— Metallica (@Metallica) February 2, 2016
On Feb. 7, Super Bowl 50 will take place in nearby Santa Clara at Levi's Stadium. While Metallica won't be playing the halftime show of this year's big game, fans will have the opportunity to spend the night before with the band. Metallica takes the stage at 8:30 p.m. PST/11:30 p.m. EST and footage of the show's opening band, Cage the Elephant, will also be shown.
San Francisco is the home to Metallica and they are familiar with the confines of AT&T Park, which is the stadium of the San Francisco Giants baseball team. The team has hosted Metallica-themed nights during home games and the band has taken part in them.
In addition to the live stream, Metallica has made preorders available for those who want to purchase an mp3, FLAC or CD of the concert event. The downloads and CDs will be available 24 hours following the conclusion of the concert.
While the band prepares for the major concert event, they also continue to work towards their new album. In an interview with Ultimate Classic Rock in October 2015, guitarist Kirk Hammett said the new record will be "heavy" and similar to their last studio album, 2008's "Death Magnetic."
"A lot of it seems to be going along those lines. But you know, with social media now and everything else, I'm a little bit wary to comment too much on the album, because then people pick up on it," Hammett explained. "Then, people think that that’s the final definitive statement on what this album is, or how much of it is done, or what it sounds like or whatever – and that's not really the case. It's not accurate. We're still working on it."
Watch a full video of Metallica perform at the 2015 Rock in Rio music festival below: