Metal guys Metallica have been tapped to sing the national anthem at a San Francisco Giants game
Metal music and baseball may not seem like the most likely combination, but don’t say that to Metallica. The famed metal men have signed on to support the San Francisco Giants at their debut home game of the upcoming baseball season, uniting hard-hitting metal music with baseball.
Metallica have announced via their official website that they will be present to help ring in the inaugural Metallica Night at AT&T Park in San Francisco, Calif., on May 3. Frontman James Hetfield and the guys will sing the national anthem at the beginning of the game, plus toss the first pitch. Tickets for the game will be available starting Saturday (Feb. 9) at 8 a.m. PT. Those who purchase a ticket will also score a collector’s-edition Metallica Giants cap.
In other Metallica news, the guys will hold their second annual Orion Music + More Festival in Detroit on June 8 and 9. Last year’s festival featured performances from Cage the Elephant, Modest Mouse, Volbeat, Eric Church, Avenged Sevenfold and more. The lineup for this year’s festival has yet to be announced. Metallica also have a 3D movie on the way, “Metallica Through the Never,” due out in theaters on Aug. 9.
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