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San Francisco declares “Metallica Day” in honor of band’s 40th anniversary celebration

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Metallica received a special honor in their hometown of San Francisco Thursday.

In honor of the metal legends’ upcoming 40th anniversary concerts at S.F.’s Chase Center, Mayor London Breed declared December 16, 2021, to be “Metallica Day.”

Metallica shared the news in a tweet featuring a photo of drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo receiving the proclamation from Mayor Breed. They also posted a photo of a letter sent to them by California Governor Gavin Newsom thanking Metallica for “their contributions to our Golden State and for representing the best California has to offer.”

“Thank you so much to Mayor @LondonBreed for hosting us this afternoon…and for the in[c]redible honor of this proclamation,” Metallica wrote. “Contributing to San Francisco in our small way means the world to us.”

Metallica’s 40th anniversary concerts take place December 17 and 19. You can watch them live streaming for free via Amazon Music, Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and Amazon Prime Video.

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