Metallica are to perform two shows in South Africa next year, on Wednesday, 24 April at the Cape Town Stadium and Saturday, 27 April, 2013 at the Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Joburg. The band have sold 110 million albums worldwide and played 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 best-selling album in history of Soundscan, scanning almost 16 million albums in the US 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 their 30th anniversary. Last summer Metallica unveiled a brand new stage that featured iconic elements that spanned their 30-year career.
Tickets go on sale for the Joburg show (web, outlets and call centres) on Wednesday, 21 November 2012 at 9am. Prices from R340 to R900. Tickets go on sale for the Cape Town show (web, outlets and call centres) on Thursday, 22 November 2012 at 9am. Prices from R295 to R900. Tickets are available online from www.bigconcerts.co.za or Computicket.
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