Metallica will celebrate their 30th anniversary with a string of shows in San Francisco for fan club members.

The band formed in 1981 and  they're marking the occasion with the four-date mini residency at the Fillmore in December.

Tickets are  priced at just $6 for diehard fans, with the option to buy a  four pack for just $19.81.

Metallica is promising a show to remember.

A message  left on the bands website reads:

"Thirty years of Metallica... can you believe it? We think it's cause for a major celebration!

"These unique shows will include 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!"