Metallica, the heavy metal band that has been around longer than most of our readers have been alive, has announced its upcoming Worldwire Tour, which will include a show in Buenos Aires on April 18, 2020 at the Campo Argentino de Polo. Greta Van Fleet – a band that I honestly did not know even existed (and incorrectly assumed was a woman?) because all I do is listen to music that was popular in 2004 – will serve as the tour’s special guest act.
Serving as a reminder that even the most hardcore of rockers need to pay the bills, the Argentina show will be sponsored by Flow Music Experience, Telecom’s new live streaming platform that broadcasts exclusive access to the concert live. Fans that have back pain, hate loud noise, or refuse to spend AR $200 for a beer will be able to follow along from the comfort of their own home via Cablevisión Flow.
Tickets for the Metallica show go on sale from Tuesday, August 20th at 10 AM online through AllAccess; prices start at AR $2,500 + service charge for the pre-sale’s first round. Santander clients have access to an exclusive pre-sale from August 20th through the 26th – or while supplies – paying AR $833 + service in three installments. Clients of Personal receive a 15 percent discount through Club Personal as long as tickets are available.
Want to know some fun facts about Metallica and Argentina? Cool, I’m so glad you asked. The band’s co-founder and lead singer James Hetfield has been married to Argentine Francesca Tomasi since 1997. Born in Rosario, she eventually moved to the United States, settling in Vail, Colorado. Francesca started dating Hetfield in 1992 when she worked as a wardrobe stylist for the band; they have three children together and everyone is exceptionally blonde and decidedly un-metal, but I’m into it.
Here’s a cheesy af, over-the-top video compilation of James and Francesca’s relationship for you to enjoy. I hope it doesn’t remind you that you’ll probably die alone unless you can get your act together:
Metallica has played in Argentina six times over the course of its career, the first time having been 26 years ago. The most recent visit was for the 2017 edition of Lollapalooza.