You may have already heard, but after several false starts — years of teasing — Metallica is finally, actually coming to China. As the band announced yesterday on its website:
It is so rare for us to be able to say that we are visiting a country for the very first time, so this is an extra special announcement for us. After over 31 years of traveling to almost all corners of the world for so many amazing, wild and thrilling adventures, we will finally be heading to China!! We’ll be hitting the stage in Shanghai at the Mercedes-Benz Arena on August 13.
August 13, 8 pm, Mercedes-Benz Arena. So the important question: how can you get tickets? Per Metallica’s website:
Tickets go on sale on June 7 at 10:00 AM local time. A limited of tickets are being held for Met Club members. Club Members should login to Metallica.com for more information on how to buy these tickets.
And if you’re not a Met Club member…
That’s Shanghai reports that you can also purchase via Damai.cn, and that prices will be RMB480, 980, 1,280, 1,680.
However, when we called for more info, we were told that ticket prices have yet to be finalized. The operator asked us to call back tomorrow at 10 am.
Tomorrow, 10 am. If you’re looking for the cheap seats — or any seats, for that matter — we recommend calling at that time. Tickets will not last.
And if you do go, you might see local music celebrity Beijing Daze there. As the man puts it:
still debating whether this gig is worth the 2000 rmb for ticket + train to get there.
1. Hit the Lights 直击现场
2. Harvester of Sorrow 悲哀的收割机
3. Welcome Home 欢迎回家
4. Through the Never 超越不可能
5. Of Wolf and Man 狼与人
6. Sad But True痛苦的真实
7. Fade to Black 消失在黑暗
8. The Memory Remains 回忆依旧
9. For Whom the Bell Tolls 丧钟为谁而鸣
10. Blackened 黑暗
11. Nothing Else Matters 其他都不重要
12. Enter Sandman 进入睡眠
13. Metal Militia 金属民兵
14. Seek & Destroy 寻找与破坏
15. Fuel 热量
16. All Nightmare Long 漫长的梦魇
17. Turn The Page 翻过这一页
18. Motorbreath 马达轰鸣
19. The Shortest Straw 最短的稻草
20. Holier Than Thou比你忠诚
21. The Four Horsemen 四骑士
22. Leper Messiah 被排斥的弥赛亚
23. The Thing That Should Not Be 违反常理的事物
24. Broken, Beat, and Scarred 破碎，被打败，受伤
25. My Friend Of Misery 我痛苦的朋友
26. Wherever I May Roam 漂泊向何方
27. The Unforgiven 无法宽恕
28. …And Justice For All 所有人的正义
29. Hell and Back 地狱归来
30. The Struggle Within 挣扎中挣扎
31. The God That Failed 失职的上帝
32. Whiplash 鞭打
33. Breadfan 守财奴
34. Stone Cold Crazy 冰冷的疯狂
35. Disposable Heroes 可丢弃的英雄