According to the NBC-affiliated television station KVOA, a fraudulent Facebook page recently popped up stating METALLICA would appear at Joe's Crab Shack in Tucson, Arizona on August 7 and August 9. The page also claimed that tickets were being sold at all Los Betos Restaurant locations in town and that five golden tickets would be hidden in carne asada burritos. The lucky winners would receive VIP tickets and a chance to hang out with band members.
Andrea Grey, whose family owns seven Los Betos Restaurants, told KVOA they are not connected to any promotion involving METALLICA, but employees have reported being flooded with calls at their restaurants.
"They were telling us they were getting a lot of random calls talking about tickets and winning concert tickets that we were supposedly selling or raffling off," said Grey. "I don't know which one."
Joe's Crab Shack in Tucson closed its doors earlier in the month, with some employees claiming they found out about the closing from an emergency conference call.
One former employee estimated the location maintained almost 40 jobs.
Check out a video report from KVOA below.