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Metallica - WorldWired Tour in Barcelona
Passeig Olímpic, 5
- When: 7 February 2018 at 9PM
- Where: Palau Sant Jordi, Passeig Olímpic, 5-7, 08038, Barcelona
- Accommodation Nearby: Holiday apartments close to the Palau Sant Jordi.
- Buy Tickets: SOLD OUT. We recommend that you take a look at the Official Facebook Page
- Website: Official Metallica Webpage
The Inevitable Historic Concert
Metallica announced their European part of the ‘Metallica: Worldwired Tour’. It starts with two concerts in Amsterdam before coming to Spain in February with two performances in Madrid and one in Barcelona. On 7 February, the group will play at the Palau Sant Jordi and perform songs from their new studio album ‘Hardwired… To Self-Destruct’. Their double album will take them around the world on tour. The opening act of the will be Norwegian group Kvelertak.
The album Hardwired… To Self-Destruct was produced by Greg Fidelman, James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich, and released in November 2016 by Metallica’s record company Blackened Recording. It was number one worldwide. The new album sold more than 800,000 copies in its first week.
The Greats of Thrash Metal
The group Metallica started off in Los Angeles in 1981 with Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield. Dave Mustaine and Ron McGovney then joined. Over the years, the band changed Dave and Ron for the guitarist Kirk Hammett and the bassist Cliff Burton. Unfortunately, on 27 September 1986, Cliff Burton died in a bus accident in Sweden. For this reason, Jason Newsted joined the group, then left 15 years later, replaced by Robert Trujilo — the current bassist.
The band’s heavy metal career has been very successful, so much so that in 2012, they founded their own production company called Blackened Recordings. Also, over the years Metallica has collaborated with many musical stars such as Lady Gaga, Iggy Pop, Lang Lang, Neil Young, Lou Reed, Danzing, Dave Mustaine, Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax, Lemmy, Ray Davies, Ozzy, Avenged Sevenfold and Trivium, Guns n’Roses and Skid Row… Among many more.
Today, this heavy metal band has brought out 10 studio albums with total sales exceeding 120 million, becoming part of the four big thrash metal bands alongside Megadeth, Slayer and Anthrax. Also, the group has received many musical awards from boards such as the Grammys, MTV Music aways, American Music Awards and also from magazines like Billboard and Kerrang!.
Among their most famous songs, some have made history, such as Master of Puppets, Nothing Else Matters, Enter Sandman, One and Fade to black. Enjoy their music in this video!
‘Metallica: Worldwired Tour’
The tickets to the Metallica concert went on sale on 24 March 2017. For members of the “Legacy Met Club” and “Fifth Members Club” on 21 March. The prices for the show were between 65 to 85 euros and included a digital or physical copy of their new album. Metallica, associated with CID entertainment, set up three different types of tickets to the concert. The first to be closer to the stage, thanks to a priority access ticket to the concert hall; the second, to visit the exhibition ‘Memory Remains’ that travels with the group; and the third to personally meet members of the group.
The tickets sold out in a very short time, provoking online promoters of the concert to collapse — such as the Ticketmaster platform. The band hasn’t performed in Spain since 2012, therefore the promoters Live Nation and Ticketmaster decided that there would be two conditions for the general sale of tickets. One would be that you could not buy more than four tickets at once and the other that the purchase had to be nominal — providing the buyer's information.
These restrictions were put in place to curb speculation of a massive resale and protect real fans. In fact, robotic purchases should also prevented via thorough ID checks. This also means that on concert day, people who don't match the identification used for the purchase of the ticket will be denied entry. The name of the ticket owner will be linked to a bar code and on the electronic control screens, and the ID or passport will be verified.
Getting a ticket now
There's still hope to find a ticket! How is that possible? For those who bought a ticket but could not go, Ticketmaster insured them, therefore they reissue those tickets after refunding that person. That’s why Ticketmaster can still resell tickets that remain free. We advise you to check the Facebook page (link at the beginning of the article) because they send out a notification when a batch gets reissued… We keep our fingers crossed for you!
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