METALLICA's Concert In Minneapolis To Be Livestreamed On PANDORA

METALLICA's Concert In Minneapolis To Be Livestreamed On PANDORA

Pandora, the go-to music source for fans and artists, announced today it will livestream METALLICA's headlining performance at Minneapolis' new U.S. Bank Stadium on Saturday, August 20. The band's performance is the first rock concert at the new home of the Minnesota Vikings and tickets sold out in less than ten minutes. The livestream will begin at 10 p.m. EST on Saturday, Aug. 20. Pandora listeners can tune in the day of and catch it on replay at this location. Individual songs from the concert will also spin on Pandora.

METALLICA, who has nearly 2 billion spins on Pandora, also curated an exclusive mixtape in celebration of the show and livestream. The mixtape features songs handpicked by all of the members of the band and features an eclectic mix of all-time favorites and recent discoveries from across the spectrum of music.

"We love being invited to the opening party of new buildings, so when the opportunity to break in the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis presented itself, we of course jumped at the chance," said METALLICA's Lars Ulrich. "Thanks to our friends at Pandora, if you can't make it to Minneapolis, you'll still be able to partake in the festivities."

"METALLICA is one of the most successful and influential rock bands in the world. Partnering with them to expand the audience for their live show is a great honor," said Tim Westergren, founder and CEO of Pandora. "It's also another illustration of the power of our platform to connect artists and fans. This is a seminal moment for live music and as a Minneapolis native myself, it's exciting to be part of the opening of the city's beautiful new stadium."

This is Pandora's third livestream of a major performance and advances Pandora's mission to help artists grow their careers. Jack White's sold-out show at Madison Square Garden was live streamed to great success and the livestream of MUMFORD AND SONS' sold-out concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion resulted in over a million station adds last year.

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