By Radio.com Staff
Metallica will headline CBS Radio’s third annual “The Night Before” concert event, which will take place the evening prior to Super Bowl 50. Cage the Elephant will open the show, which is presented by Salesforce, and will take place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Saturday, Feburary 6, 2016.
Earlier today, Metallica’s James Hetfield made the official announcement live in studio during an appearance with morning show host Kevin Kline on CBS RADIO’s LIVE 105 (KITS-FM) in San Francisco, the band’s hometown.
“How cool is this?” said Lars Ulrich, co-founding member of Metallica. “Super Bowl madness, AT&T Park and Metallica all coming together in one over-the-top hometown gig. We are, of course, beyond psyched and extremely honored to be flying the flag for not only Bay Area music, but for heavy music in general at CBS RADIO’s The Night Before 2016 edition. Get your dancing shoes ready, ’cause this is going to be one next-level, uniquely crazy event!”
“We could think of no band other than Metallica worthy of headlining such a major event in San Francisco as the city plays host to the Super Bowl,” said Andre Fernandez, President, CBS RADIO. “CBS RADIO’s THE NIGHT BEFORE has quickly become an anchor of our annual concert lineup, and we are ready to share the energy and excitement of the show with thousands of music and sports fans. It’s going to be one of the most memorable nights in San Francisco music history.”
Previous events have included performances by the Red Hot Chili Peppers in New York in 2014, and Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Florida Georgia Line in Phoenix in 2015. CBS RADIO annually produces hundreds of music events, reaching thousands of engaged fans in major U.S. cities.
“Salesforce is thrilled to present CBS RADIO’s THE NIGHT BEFORE in our hometown on the night before the world’s biggest sports event,” said Lynn Vojvodich, EVP and CMO, Salesforce. “With our shared commitment to the San Francisco community, CBS RADIO and Giants Enterprises are the perfect partners to deliver an unforgettable concert with Metallica.”
So, here’s the ticket info: Metallica fans will have access to tickets first through the band’s Fan Club pre-sale. Details can be found on the official Metallica Club website. Citi® cardmembers can also purchase pre-sale tickets beginning on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 10:00AM, PT through Thursday, Nov. 5 at 10:00PM, PT. For more information, visit citiprivatepass.com. General ticket sales begin on Friday, Nov. 6 at 10:00AM, PT through Ticketmaster.
In addition, CBS RADIO alternative, adult hits and sports stations, and Radio.com will give listeners the chance to win a once in a lifetime trip to San Francisco where they will attend the show and other popular events.
CBS RADIO’s THE NIGHT BEFORE is produced in association with Live Nation and Giants Enterprises. For performing artist news, interviews with the artists and live coverage of the show, visit Radio.com/thenightbefore.