Metallica Chicago: Rock band sells out surprise concert at the Metro in Wrigleyville Monday night

The show sold out by 3 p.m., the band announced on Twitter

Tuesday, September 21, 2021
Metallica performs during the 2008 MTV Latin Video Music Awards at the Telmex Auditorium in Guadalajara, Mexico, Thursday Oct. 16, 2008.

CHICAGO -- Rock fans were surprised Monday with the announcement that Metallica is back for a concert in the city.

The rock band played at Metro Chicago on Clark Street m. Monday, according to the band's officials website.

"THAT was way too much fun last week as we finally played in front of real live fans for the first time in over two years in our hometown of San Francisco. So why not do it again?? This time we're in Chicago and we'll be hitting the stage at the storied Metro on Clark Street tonight... our first time back there since 1983!!"

The surprise announcement sent fans rushing to the venue to snag their spot before tickets sold out.

Wristbands, which are only $20, were only being sold in-person at the Metro Box Office on the city's North Side in Wrigleyville, according to a tweet from Metro.

The show sold out within hours, after the line of fans snaked down for blocks.

Attendees had to show full proof of vaccination before purchasing their wristband, with the final dose administered no less than 14 days ago, the venue said.