Metallica 6/11/20

Metallica will kick off a new online series called Offstage With DWP that will feature never-before-seen festival performances, interviews, exclusive acoustic performances and more, all from concert organizer Danny Wimmer Presents.

The show will launch this Friday (June 12th) at 7:00 p.m. ET with Metallica’s full-length headlining set from May 2017’s Rock On The Range event in Columbus, Ohio.

Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett has told us before why the band enjoys festivals: [“For us, you know, playing festivals is cool because you get to hang out and meet and hear other bands. For me, I don’t get the time to see many other bands, and so for me playing festivals is cool because I get to check out the bands just like anyone else.”] SOUNDCUE (:16 OC: . . . like anyone else.)

According to a press release, future content from Offstage With DWP will include live footage from Foo Fighters‘ headlining set at Sonic Temple 2019, interviews with Papa Roach, Shinedown and The Pretty Reckless, brand new acoustic performances from Rise Against and Halestorm, plus more.

Metallica was scheduled to headline five North American festivals produced by Danny Wimmer Presents this year, including Louder Than LifeSonic Temple, Epicenter and Welcome To Rockville. Those events were all scrapped due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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TL; DR:

  • Metallica will kick off a new online series called Offstage With DWP that will feature never-before-seen festival performances, interviews, exclusive acoustic performances and more from concert organizer Danny Wimmer Presents.
  • The show will launch this Friday (June 12th) at 7:00 p.m. ET with Metallica’s full-length headlining set from May 2017’s Rock On The Range event in Columbus, Ohio.
  • Future episodes will feature acts like Foo Fighters, Rise Against, Papa Roach, Shinedown and more.