Metallica to perform in SA

2012-11-19 16:28
Cape Town – Big Concerts announced on Monday that US heavy metal band Metallica will be performing in South Africa next year.

Metallica will be performing two stadium shows in South Africa. They will be in Johannesburg on Saturday 27 April at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium and in Cape Town on Wednesday 24 April at the Cape Town Stadium.

Metallica have released nine studio albums, 24 music videos, and 45 singles.

The band has also 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.

The band consists of Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo and have sold 110 million albums worldwide. Metallica are known for hits such as Enter Sandman, Whisky In The Jar and Nothing Else Matters.
Tickets go on public sale via all Computicket channels for the Johannesburg performance at 09:00 on Wednesday 21 November, followed by Cape Town at 09:00 on Thursday 22 November. Tickets will also be available on the Big Concerts website.

This will be the second time Metallica performs in South Africa. Metallica played at Coke Fest in 2006 during their Escape From The Studio tour.

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  • ben.louw.5 - 2012-11-19 16:47

    Whiskey in a jar is not their song btw...

      gordon.turner.37 - 2012-11-19 16:52

      No, but they made it famous to a generation (and changed the lyrics) The big question is... do we buy Joburg tickets and get decent sound or Cape Town and risk a repeat of the U2 abortion with the acoustics?

      andre.nortje.37 - 2012-11-19 18:19

      Linkin Park's sound was also terrible at the cape town stadium. Could barely hear anything!

      albert.m.burger - 2012-11-19 20:11

      Happy days are here again! Yeah!

      mbossenger - 2012-11-20 09:56

      LP sound wasn't great in Joburg either...

      sammy.simegi - 2012-11-24 08:29

      Whiskey in a Jar did not win them Grammy's BUT other songs did. Just goes to show how commercial Metallica became?

  • barend.wasserman - 2012-11-19 16:50

    Wanna be there!!!!!!!!

  • darryndw - 2012-11-19 16:53

    no durban again seems a road trip is in order!

      greg.quinn.353 - 2012-11-19 21:37

      Durban is just a glorified fishing village if you think about it :) I live there and love it.. but that's what it is.

  • pota.motlokoa - 2012-11-19 17:08

    Another Rock concert to mess up Soccer City grass! Ag, man.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-19 17:37

      Well at least the stadium fans will get to see an act worth watching, for a change...

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-11-19 17:37

      best use of the grass at soccer city in my opinion...... after all, once it's all gravel you'll have LOTS of stones to use on foreign visiting teams.....

      Metalyptica - 2012-11-19 17:40

      LOL. At least it's decent music we're trashing the place to!

  • dolphindunes.guesthouse - 2012-11-19 17:13

    Hot damn, first the Chilli Pips, Rodriques and now Metallica. I am reliving my youth

  • Alon.Berman.SA - 2012-11-19 17:16

    After the completely useless organisation of Big Concerts at LNP recently (and me getting pepper sprayed downwind in Golden circle).... I would rather go oversees to watch a big name band or buy the DVD.

  • richard.wilson.3705157 - 2012-11-19 17:18

    Bring back Rammstein

  • Billy - 2012-11-19 17:34

    big concerts.. fail. more like school hall concerts. i could organise a better event.. the cape town stadium is NOT made for sound AT ALL. either that or their sound engineer is very bad. the acoustics at U2 and LP was piss poor. yes LP had hectic wind, but i know the difference between wind blowing sound around and bad acoustics. moanmoanmoan... but its metallica!! what to do!? :(

      denis.dendrinos - 2012-11-19 17:43

      gotta say the souns at FNBfor LP was also bad, it'd be like half way through a song before I knew what it was - and no, it's jot cos I don;t know the songs

      Alien42063 - 2012-11-19 21:43

      @Denis No ways dude. The sound at FNB Stadium was perfect! Where we were sitting, it sounded like we were listening to a CD\DVD instead of a live show. The entire stadium would freak and sing along from line 1 of every song. Don't know where you getting the "Half way through the song before knowing what song it is" thing.

  • charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-19 17:37

    I saw them at the Coca Cola fest, one of the best metal bands of all time. I'll definitely be at Soccer City for the April concert!!!

      merven.halo - 2012-11-20 08:34

      What? No 'Satan' Worshipper tags from you?

  • dave.ducker.3 - 2012-11-19 17:46

    love it I'm there!!!!, now ppl no freakin demonstrations about Metallica please ;) demonstrate to your hearts content about Gaga if you want !

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-19 18:00

      Yeah! Metallica is for REAL mean!!!

  • kyle.waller.771 - 2012-11-19 17:58

    Metallica!!!! Metal up your A$$!!!!

  • Eduard Meyer - 2012-11-19 19:24

    i flew over to england for the download festival this year.metallica were headlining for saturday night. what a professional act. cant wait to see them. lets hope ticket sales go smooth this time and the sound is better than linkin parks concert.

  • michael.bushes.9 - 2012-11-19 20:03

    Ag, I used to like them but dont like the way they treated Jason. ANyway, when will W.A.S.P. come here? now THATS a band that can kick a$$

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-11-19 20:30

      They're a bit tired now. Although Blackie Lawless is a class act in any era.

  • warwick.railton.7 - 2012-11-20 06:29

    The Metalifux are going to hit town with the Metal Militia. For Whom the Bells Toll.

  • marinda.naude.39 - 2012-11-20 07:29

    Amen to bring back Rammstein! What a band, what a show. Why stick them in Grandwest? That's an act worthy of the stadium. Big concerts have no idea what's hot and who's kicking ass.

      rudolf.p.toit - 2013-02-07 23:43

      Please, just not the stadium. The sound quality of Rammstein at Grand West is still heavily applauded. U2. Coldplay. Linkin Park. RHCP. All sounded terrible at the stadium. What a waste of money.

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-11-20 09:20

    Oh spare us please...

  • marius.koen.16 - 2012-11-20 09:37

    Now this is EPIC news!

  • fredster.mania.5 - 2012-11-20 15:22

    You call this music? It's just a noise

      sammy.simegi - 2012-11-24 08:27

      UG FFS What era are you from? Why post if you dont like it? GTFO.

  • lourens.beytell.3 - 2012-11-22 12:16

    I got my tickets... And nothing els matters..

  • etienne.steyn3 - 2013-02-12 10:04

    I think a good Afrikaans artist must open for them. Some one like me!! Let me know where I can send my technical rider,and what time we must be there for sound check. Please will Kirk help us out on one solo. We can rehears at sound check. Thanks guys.

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