Metallica to perform in South Africa in 2013

19 November 2012 - 18:34 By Times LIVE

Big Concerts has confirmed that Metallica will perform two stadium shows in South Africa next year.

US rock band Metallica are coming back to South Africa.

The band, who performed here in 2006 will perform two stadium shows in South Africa in April 2013.

The tour is scheduled for Wednesday April 24, 2013 at Cape Town Stadium and Saturday April 27, 2013 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.

Cape Town
Dates: Wednesday, April 24, 2013 and Thursday, April 25, 2013
Venue: Bellville Velodrome, Cape Town
Tickets: R295 to R900

Date: Saturday April 27, 2013
Venue: Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg
Tickets: R340 to R900

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