A week after this year’s Coachella concludes, the Empire Polo Club will play host to The Big 4 festival, featuring Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax. On April 23, the four metal heavyweights will descend upon the fields of Indio, Calif. to play together for the first time ever in the U.S.
Rolling Stone reports the four bands have finally managed to put aside their differences to celebrate their shared thrash-metal legacy. “Most of the egos and sandbox issues from the Eighties and Nineties have dissipated,” says Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich. “We actually enjoy each others’ company and are comfortable celebrating the past while continuing our path into the future. It’s cool. Who would have known that anybody actually still gives a shit? We’re very fortunate.”
Tickets for the “Big 4” show will cost $99 for general admission and $199 for V.I.P. tickets—and will go on sale Friday through Ticketmaster.