Mystery solved: Metallica playing two sets at every 2020 Danny Wimmer Presents festival

ABC/Randy HolmesThe mystery of Metallica‘s countdown has been solved.

As has been hypothesized, the metal legends will be headlining a batch of rock festivals in 2020, all of which are produced by the company Danny Wimmer Presents. Those include Charlotte, North Carolina’s Epicenter; Daytona Beach, Florida’s Welcome to Rockville; Columbus, Ohio’s Sonic Temple; Louisville, Kentucky’s Louder than Life; and Sacramento, California’s Aftershock.

Not only that, but Metallica will play two sets at each festival, with two different set lists. Additionally, these will be the only North American festival shows Metallica will play in 2020.

Tickets will go on sale Monday, October 14 at noon ET. Visit for more details.

Metallica first launched the countdown clock last Sunday, and was originally supposed to hit zero Thursday, October 10 at 12 p.m. ET. However, after a few of those aforementioned festivals started teasing a similarly mysterious announcement coming Thursday at noon PT, the countdown was retrofitted to match that time.

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