Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Metallica's James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett performing at the 2013 Orion Music + More Festival in Michigan, US. The band is coming to Malaysia for a concert in August.
GRAMMY-award winning thrash metal band Metallica has added a Kuala Lumpur concert date to its Asian tour in August.
The popular metal band, which makes its concert debut here, is slated to play Stadium Merdeka on Aug 21.
“We’ve said it before ... with more than 30 years of travelling around the world behind us, there are very few places that we have yet to explore. So it’s rather thrilling for us to be back with yet another first, a stop in Kuala Lumpur,” said the band in a statement on its official website.
Apart from Kuala Lumpur, Metallica has blocked out the month of August for shows in South Korea, Japan, China and Singapore.
As a box-office arena act, Metallica commands massive crowds wherever it plays and fans in Kuala Lumpur can expect a packed out show here.
The band last played in this region in 1993 with a sold-out show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium.
Metallica, which includes frontman James Hetfield, 49, drummer Lars Ulrich, 49, guitarist Kirk Hammett, 50, and bassist Rob Trujillo, 48, is regarded as one of the most commercially successful rock bands in history, having shifted 110 million albums worldwide since it emerged from San Francisco, United States in 1981,
The band has released nine studio albums, including classics like Master Of Puppets (1986), ... And Justice For All (1988), Metallica (1991) and the back-to-form Death Magnetic (2008).
Tickets are from RM190, RM350, RM380, RM450, RM550 and RM880 (VIP) and they will go on sale at 11.30am on Saturday (July 6) at Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Look for the Galaxy Ticket Booth located on the Ground Floor near the Information Counter in the Concourse area of the mall.
Online ticket sales will begin on July 8 at 10am at www.ticketcharge.com.my and www.galaxy.com.my.