Metallica fans who attend shows on the current North American leg of their WorldWired Tour can download the entire show for free afterwards.
The heavy metal titans have long made their live shows available to download or buy on CD, however this new incentive is the first time they’ve made them available at no additional cost.
Each gig on the 2018/19 North American tour will be mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired...To Self-Destruct for optimum quality.
Fans can then head to LiveMetallica.com/scan to scan or manually enter the barcode on their ticket to obtain a free MP3 download of the show.
Writing ahead of their gig in Madison, Wisconsin on Sunday (2 September), Metallica said: “WorldWired returns to North America this Sunday and as we like to do, all shows will be recorded and available in a variety of downloadable formats, as well as on CD, within a few days of us walking off the stage.
“Each show is mixed and mastered by the team behind Hardwired...To Self-Destruct to bring you the best possible audio quality. And now, even better, every 2018/19 North American ticket includes a FREE MP3 DOWNLOAD of the show(s) you and attend.
“Hold onto that ticket stub after the show and head over to LiveMetallica.com/scan, to scan or enter the barcode from your ticket to download your show.”
Metallica have promised they will return to Europe in the summer of 2019 for a string of stadium shows. Fingers crossed it includes UK dates.