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Metallica to perform two stadium shows in South Africa next year

Published: 20 November 2012

Big Concerts confirmed that Metallica will perform two stadium shows in South Africa next year. The tour is scheduled for Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at Cape Town Stadium and Saturday, 27 April at Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

Metallica Live in South Africa is another Big Concerts Experience presented by 5FM’s Power Nite of Rock and MK.

Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo collectively known as Metallica, are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing to millions of fans the world over.

They have scored almost a dozen multi-platinum albums, including 1991's Metallica (commonly referred to as "The Black Album"), which is the bestselling album in history of Soundscan, scanning almost 16 million albums in the United States alone, and nearly 30 million worldwide. In October 2008, their latest album, Death Magnetic, debuted at number one on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and in 27 additional countries around the world.

Metallica have garnered numerous awards and accolades, including nine Grammy® Awards, two American Music Awards, and multiple MTV Video Music Awards. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009. In December 2011, Metallica celebrated its 30th anniversary. This past summer Metallica unveiled a brand new stage that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career.

South African Tour Dates:

Wednesday, 24 April 2013 at the Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town; and
Saturday 27th April 2013 – Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.

Tickets go on sale for the Johannesburg show (web, outlets and call centers) on Wednesday, 21 November at 09:00. The price of tickets ranges from R340 to R850. Tickets go on sale for the Cape Town show (web, outlets and call centers) on Thursday, 22 November at 09:00. The price of tickets ranges from R295 to R850.

Tickets are available online from www.bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket. For more information on all things Metallica, visit www.metallica.com.

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