Metallica will celebrate their 30th anniversary this December with a week's worth of bargain-priced, fan-club only shows held at the legendary Fillmore Auditorium in the band's San Francisco hometown.

A post on the official website of metal's "Four Horsemen" read: "Thirty years of Metallica... can you believe it? We think it's cause for a major celebration!," and the band's plans for the week bear out their words.

Metallica will perform Dec. 5, 7, 9 and 10 at the historic, and for them, quite small venue. They promise "unique shows (including) special guests and events, rare songs, varied set lists, odds and ends, and all the nutty stuff you expect from Metallica... fun for the entire family!"

Four-pack tickets (one per show) are available to the band's fan club members, allowing for automatic entry into contests for the other special, so far unannounced events promised for the week. These passes cost only $19.81, which, besides being insanely cheap, just so happens to be the year that Metallica formed.

Fans unable to join the band for the full week of festivities will be afforded the chance to purchase individual show tickets at just $6 a pop! The band is really taking the '80s motif seriously; it's reverse adjustment of inflation!

Fan club members can reserve tickets through Aug. 8 if they want to end 2011 with a (head) bang.

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