If you’re really metal, you’ve already booked a flight to Europe for Sonisphere to see the big four (that would be Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer and, er, Anthrax) play for the first time together . For the rest of us, there’s your local multiplex. 450 theaters across the country and 350 theaters in the rest of the world will be simulcasting the Sofia, Bulgaria show on June 22. We’ll let Metallica explain the rest:
Now the nitty gritty details: Tickets for the one night only event are available at the local theater box offices and online at thebigfourlive.com where you can see a complete list of presenting theaters. They will start to go on sale Friday, May 21 in the U.S and Friday, May 28 internationally. Please note that ticket on sale times and even days will vary by theatre, so check with your friendly neighborhood participating movie theatre for exact days and times tickets will be available and keep watching thebigfourlive.com for theatre additions/changes. For our friends in Australia, South Africa and New Zealand, delayed screenings will be coming your way. Again, keep watching here and thebigfourlive.com for updates.
A few more tidbits you might find helpful: Ticket prices in the U.S. will be around $20 plus whatever service charges your local theater may add. No, unfortunately each band’s entire set will not be shown, but trust us, you’ll see most of the action.
$20 for a once in a lifetime event? $20 for a bunch of metal fans to take over a movie theater, probably smuggle in flasks, and commune in the most metal event at a theater since Anvil: The Story of Anvil (or Rock Star)? $20 to watch Anthrax play in potentially the same movie theater as John Bush, Dan Nelson or Neil Turbin are watching it in? We’re in!