Metallica is well known for their “Metallica Nights” with the San Francisco Giants(footage here), and now they are teaming up with the San Jose Sharks! The event will take place on January 21st when the Sharks take on the LA Kings, and Metallica will be a part of a ton of events that day! What exactly will the legends be doing? Here’s their official statement from Metallica.com for all the information you need: “We’re excited to add to the ever expanding sports action nights by announcing that we will be getting together with our good friends the San Jose Sharks on January 21, 2015 as they take on their rivals the LA Kings for a night of Metalli-hockey mayhem… what’s that we hear you say? “ANOTHER Bay Area Metallica-sports tie-in?” Well, as some of you may know, we have been long supporters of the Sharks going back to the mid-90’s when the team moved permanently to San Jose… over the years we’ve made many treks down to the Shark Tank. So it’s actually pretty fitting that we finally connect with the team for a night of metal and hockey and we want you to come along and partake of the festivities with us. We’ll be on hand for the first strains of “Seek & Destroy,” kick off the game with the puck drop, and partake in some of the intermission fun and games that Sharks fans know and love. So come be a part of the NHL action with us and treat yourselves to some pretty cool ice hockey in the process. Special Metallica Night tickets go on sale this Wednesday, December 17th at 10:00 AM PST and include a Metalli-Sharks shirt with a portion of the sales benefiting the San Francisco Bay Chapter of the Sierra Club. Be sure to purchase the special event ticket here at sharks.nhl.com in order to also receive the shirt. Fan Club members should log in for details about a special pre-sale for them.”
As most of my friends know, being from Atlanta, I’ve never been much of a hockey fan , but I’m a die-hard Metallica fan! If only I could get to the West Coast for this, I would totally be there! Stay tuned as footage from this event will sure to come next month!
Here’s a picture of James with Sharks defenseman Brent Burns! Get ready Sharks fans!