METALLICA! LIVE IN CONCERT!! IN INDIA!!!

Note: This is a pre-concert post.  Click here for a review account on the concert as it happened

OH YEAH?? OH YEAH!!!! The long wait has ended!!! The Gods of heavy metal, the undisputed kings of rock, the legends Metallica are finally coming to India!!!! Rumors were afloat for weeks after Bassist Rob Trujillo said in an interview that they would be playing in India, LIVE IN CONCERT, for the first time ever! As the world was waiting with bated breath:

Metallica will be playing live in concert, in India for the opening of the Delhi F1 Grand Prix (F1 Rock) on October 28 and at Palace Grounds, Bangalore on October 30, 2011 (Rock in India)! Check out the news on their website!

OHMYGODTHISISINSANE! A dream come true! An absolution of years of waiting!! Bliss!! Blessing!!! A redemption from listening to R n B artists and half-rock star numbers performing!!! Do you have any idea on how huge this is???!!!

I am flying off the handle here. OK, take a deep breath, one more, count to twenty, calm down. *Zen*

[UPDATE: Click here to know how to get refund for tickets purchased for the canceled Delhi/Gurgaon show]

[UPDATE: The Concert went off smoothly, at least in Bangalore. Click here for a review account on the concert as it happened]

[UPDATE: Tickets can be bought online from ticketgenie.in and from retail outlets around Bangalore]

[UPDATE: Metallica have announced on their website that ticket sales will start on July 3rd at 1200 hrs IST on ticketgenie.in. (Update on Rolling Stones website as well) Wait for it!!]

[PREVIOUS UPDATE: Sales have NOT started, neither has a date been officially announced. There was an erroneous report on ibnlive.com that ticket sales will start on May 4. Sorry for that previous update I had given based on that, should have known better than trust our media.]

METALLICA.

Metallica. I started listening to their songs around 10 years back, and still consider Metallica to be the "rock" on which my taste of music took foundation, as my listening habits evolved from from Bryan Adams to Michael Jackson to Bon Jovi to Iron Maiden and Metallica, and later graduated to bands playing genres of Symphonic Heavy Metal, Death Metal and Goth Metal like Nightwish, Children of Bodom, Cradle of Filth, Epica, Sirenia, Eluveitie and Lacuna Coil. Metallica lyrics are easy to connect with, no matter your age is, and the music is captivating and liberating at the same time. I have hoped against hope that they would come to India and I could see them live in action, and that dream has come true!!!

[UPDATE: The official tour pages have been updated with concert details of the tour.]

I have sang along, headbanged, jumped and screamed along with them as they played out on video screens in Bangalore's famous pubs, along with most of the remaining audience. After watching some of their famous trademark concerts on DVD, I always wondered what it would be to watch them live, and none of the concerts that regularly happen here could match up the emotion seen in Metallica concerts. October 30 is going to mark the biggest rock concert/show India has ever seen!! And I will be there, wouldn't want to miss it for a life time!!! (And you too, better, the gates open at 1500 hrs, or 3 pm. Gayatri Vihar, Palace Grounds, Bangalore)

Metallica is in all aspects, a religion among metal fans. They are without doubt the most influential band which defined metal/rock music for a generation. Most of their songs have become timeless, epic, cult compositions which are the building stones for an entire music culture. The intricate arrangements, chords and riffs mixed with speed and volume which characterize their compositions have done a great deal to "bring music back down to the earth." Yes, music has been defined by Metallica in ways which cannot be imagined. The original, raw and in your face music and lyrics have fueled many a cause of many a rebel around the world, and has inspired numerous covers, tributes and knock offs. The voice of James Hetfield have set another standard altogether, as have the guitars of Kirk Hammett and yes, the legendary drums of Lars Ulrich.

Legendary, timeless classic compositions, most of which have become cults by themselves are

  • One
  • Master of Puppets
  • Enter Sandman
  • Sad But True
  • Fade to Black
  • The Unforgiven
  • The Unforgiven II
  • Unforgiven III
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  • Where Ever I May Roam
  • Until it Sleeps

THE UNFORGIVEN II

SAD BUT TRUE

METALLICA ROCKS! \m/

Click here for a review account on the concert as it happened

  • Amit Kumar

    There Isn’t Any Booking Online Yet Now.. Please Confirm About The Tickets And Where To Buy Them!

    • Tickets will come soon.. Hopefully.

      • Ritu

        u’ll get d tickets in landmark showrooms….d soon u get d tickets,d cheaper money…

    • aman

      Tickets for metallica shows in bangalore n new delhi will go on sale on July 3, 2011 at Noon (12 PM) local time. Tickets will be available at Ticketgenie.in.

  • Yes, I know. Booking has not been opened yet. I should have known better than to trust our media. I am sorry, will update when booking opens.

    • Anant

      Let us know once the ticket booking opens, I’m ready for Metallica.

      • Sure! :)

      • Please!please let me know when tickets will be available………………..

    • luke

      am ever ready to head-bang with metallica LIVE….pls pls keep us updated abt the tickets….

  • dpest

    i am a bit confused on the details. the official Metallica page says that the concert will be held in Gurgaon, which is on the other side of NOIDA, where the f1 is going to take place.
    http://www.metallica.com/page.asp?ps_key=333678F72238418A8FED6CFFD2754891&utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

    so any clarifications will be helpful. i stay in Delhi. also the tickets were supposed to go to sale from the 4th of may, which has subsequently chaned to “to be announced at a later date”. I’m desperately waiting for any info, the gods are coming:-)

    • Yes, they are right. The Grand Prix is on 30th, right? Nowhere is it mentioned that they will hold the concert AT the GP venue. As said in their website, they are ‘helping’ to launch at the GP at F1 Rocks (Which is some sort of festival, I suppose)

      So every thing is cool. There are two event, the concert on 28th and the Grand Prix on 30th. Enjoy both! :)

  • roger

    how do i get to become a volunteer for the concert? Who’s the event incharge?

    • Have no clue. Nobody I know has one either. Will help if you know anyone at the F1 OC.

  • Ashish

    Please.. Unforgiven III is neither a classic nor a cult..

  • Kanav Dhawan

    please please announce early that when and in which site the tickets booking have been started……….\m/

    • Ticket booking will open on July 3rd at 12 noon on ticketgenie.com as per Metallica website…

  • tanvir

    can people outside from India attend the concert? um from Bangladesh

    • I guess so, please contact the Indian Embassy in Dhaka?

    • harsh

      ofcourse yes… every time i go for any concert there are ppl fom other countires..!!

  • cva

    who organize a concert ? Can someone please give me a phone number or a email id about them .

    • I don’t know.. I am just a fan.

  • Dhanesh

    Pls give update regarding tickets

    • I am just a fan like you, Ticket booking will open on July 3rd at 12 noon on ticketgenie.com as per Metallica website

  • Dhanesh

    Pls update regarding tickets.. We r excited

    • I am too! :) Ticket booking will open on July 3rd at 12 noon on ticketgenie.com as per Metallica website

  • Raghavendran

    when & where can v get tickets, please? R they availabe already?

    • Ticket booking will open on July 3rd at 12 noon on ticketgenie.com as per Metallica website

  • nothing else matters .<) _\\m//

  • metallica-god of all bands!!!!!
    \m/

  • parmetal

    Got the tickets !!! chk out http://www.ticketgenie.in

  • Me and my friends will go to see this show could you please confirm me when we will get the ticket.We are from kolkata.And please give me the details of the ticket.

    • vadakkus

      Hi, you can log on to ticketgenie.in to book the ticket. That is the only way tickets are available.. There are two price categories, Rs.2750 and Rs.1650.

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  • Hi We have been trying to register for this program in Bangalore, India but we find that the organisers haven’t even paid the money in blocking the venue. Just wanted to confirm on this. Is the show on in Bangalore, if so is it going to be the Bangalore palce. Please confirm…it is a great venue to hold funnction such as this…look forward to hear from you soon. thanks a lot. A Metallica fan

    • vadakkus

      I am not sure about the details, all info I get is from the media only.. I don’t even know who the organizers are… It has been said it is the Palace Grounds.

  • vivek

    Hi,
    What will be the probable set list @BANGALORE?.

  • katy

    hi! guys i just got the tickets of the cncert
    is there anyone who can tell me what songs the band is gonna play??

    • I don’t know dear :) Wait and see!

    • Anurag

      can u tell me where frm u got the ticket b’coz i also need to have the,……………

      • Try Ticketgenie.in. You can buy them online or also from Music World stores, Total Mall etc. The list is given there.

      • manish

        dude, i have an extra ticket for back row, if u interested in buying mail me “bhyanak_maut@yahoo.com”

  • krishna

    hey ppl i have 2 extra tickets for the concert in bangalore, any1 wants to buy?? please contact me on 8792809548.

  • I ve got 2 VIP PASSES…. nyone who wants it… plz reply on swaroop_swaroop@yahoo.co.in

  • Abhishek

    I’ve 1 extra ticket for the concert in bangalore. Anyone wants it, contact me at 9900416069

  • poonam gangahar

    how and where to get the refund of the ticket of Metallica concert which has been called off.please advise as this is very disappointing that no one has contacted yet for the refund .

  • metallica is the best ;)

  • Orgyi Mm

    thank  u.

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