OMG! The greatest rock band ever, Metallica is finally headed for Malaysia and set to rock Stadium Merdeka on 21st August 2013. I almost lost control of my car when HOT FM Deejay announced it on the radio yesterday. Finally, after so many years, Malaysian fans will get to see James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich and Kirk Hammett performing LIVE on Malaysian soil. Those guys are legends! I grew up listening to their music. Apart from (the original) Guns N’ Roses and Van Halen, Metallica is the band I wanted to see the most in Malaysia. Now they are here! I hope to be in KL after Hari Raya. Maybe, I can celebrate my darling wife’s birthday there while we watching “Metallica LIVE In Malaysia 2013”.
For the record, Metallica is widely 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. Yup, since 1981! So expect 40-something ‘buncit’ guys and grandpas attending their concert as well.
They have been in the business for so long, winning many accolades including the prestigious Grammy awards among others and producing many hits such as Nothing Else Matters, The Unforgiven, Fade to Black, Blackened , Creeping Death, Battery, One, Enter Sandman plus many more. Their music is awesome! Out of this world! Arguably the best rock band ever. Nonetheless, this will be the first time Metallica perform LIVE in Malaysia. The band last played in this region in 1993 with a sold-out show at the Singapore Indoor Stadium. Expect the same thing to happen again. So to all those Metallica fans out there, make sure that you book your ticket early. ASAP! Oh ya, apart from Kuala Lumpur, Metallica has blocked out the month of August for shows in South Korea, Japan, China and Singapore.
By the way, it’s not just the fans that are thrilled to see the band come to Malaysia. The band also expressed their excitement at coming to this country for the first time. “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. “Fan Club members should check back for more info on special arrangements. We’re almost done… stay tuned for one more city in August coming your way very soon” added the band.
Metallica Live in Malaysia 2013 is organised by Galaxy Group in association with LAMC Productions and Rockstar Touring; with support from Malaysia Major Events in conjunction with Visit Malaysia Year 2014. Tickets for this show go on sale at 11:30 am local time on Saturday, July 6 at Fahrenheit 88 Shopping Mall in Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur. Ticket prices are at RM680, RM550, RM450, RM380, RM350 and RM195 respectively. From July 8, tickets will be available at Galaxy ticketing counters in Mid Valley Megamall and Sg Wang Plaza (from 10am). Online ticket sales will begin on Monday, July 8 at 10:00 am local time at www.ticketcharge.com.my and www.galaxy.com.my.
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