Metallica will perform live at Berkeley’s legendary record store Rasputin Music on Saturday, April 16 in celebration of “Record Store Day 2016.” As this year’s ambassadors, the band is inviting fans to join them to celebrate the passion for music that lives on in local record stores around the world.
“Getting loud, noisy and sweaty at Rasputin’s on Telegraph Avenue in Berkeley transports Metallica right back to the core of its Bay Area beginnings,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “We can’t wait to celebrate Record Store Day while shaking up the East Bay old-school style.”
Rasputin Music customers and Met Club members are invited to be in the audience by entering to win tickets to this very intimate performance.
There are two ways To win:
1. Visit Rasputin Music in Berkeley between now and April 10 to fill out a ballot for your chance to win only one ticket to the special performance.
2. Met Club members can click here to win one ticket to the performance.
Metallica is no stranger to Record Store Day, a special day in support of independent record stores and record store culture worldwide, now in its ninth year. Metallica’s support through out the years has been more than noteworthy with in-store appearances, like in Mountain View in 2008, when the band met their fans for hours to kick off the very first event. In fact, members James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo made big news just last year when the band’s cassette-issued demos collection, No Life Til Leather, ended up as Record Store Day 2015’s highest seller.
This year the band’s official release will fit into a wider theme, highlighting the relationship between U.S. record stores and their French counterparts, between Record Store Day and Disquaire Day, between music-loving humans in the U.S. and France, following the tragic events in Paris in November 2015. Metallica will release “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité, Metallica! – Live at Le Bataclan. Paris, France – June 11, 2003,” a CD featuring a live recording from the band with independent record stores donating proceeds to benefit Fondation de France’s Give For France charity.