Lynrd: The great news is here and it cannot be any bigger for Indian fans to know that the greatest metal band of the world, Metallica, will be performing in the capital city of Delhi and also in Bangalore this October 2011. Metallica is one band that the country is anxiously waiting for and these concerts are expected to be jam packed.

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Metallica at the Rock and Roll hall of fame (L-R: Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Turjillo and James Hetfield)

Rumors of Metallica performing in India have been making the news for the past few years and after all of those false reports, its a fact that Metallica is actually coming to India this year for sure. Metallica in India will easily be the biggest thing to happen for the Indian rock and metal community, as every other person has surely heard of the band – not forgetting the huge fan base the band has in India.

Metallica announced their Indian tour on their official website and the band members themselves are more than excited to perform in India, as India is one country that they have only heard about but never visited till date. Imagining fans listening to their music where only Bollywood rules is something that the band is pretty thrilled about it.

The band said in a statement on their website, “At this stage in the game, there are very few places in the world that we have not dragged our gear and crew to, so that makes this show announcement extra special . . . for the first time ever, we will be visiting India for two shows! It’s about time, wouldn’t you say?!?!

Up first will be Delhi on October 28, 2011 at F1 Rocks, held in Leisure Valley, Sector 29, Gurgaon as we help to celebrate the first Grand Prix race ever held in India. Night number two will find us at the Bangalore Palace Ground, Main Palace, Bangalore, on October 30 as part of the Sonisphere Festival”

Metallica has done multiple world tours and has performed in every continent, their arrival in India to the metal community is like rain falling on parched ground- yes, it’s that big!

India is rich in its culture and very diverse, and for the fans in India that listen to this genre of music it can be said that Metallica performing in India is something that will be remembered forever.

The award winning band is well-known for their famous metal tracks like ‘Enter Sandman’, ‘Master of Puppets’, ‘One’, ‘Nothing Else Matters’, ‘Battery’, ‘ Fuel’, ‘Creeping Death’, ‘Sad But True’, ‘Unforgiven’, ‘I Disappear’ and a host of other heavy songs.

So it’s time to get out your black t-shirts, book your Metallica gig tickets at, and get ready to jump into the biggest mosh-pit you have ever seen in India! Pinch yourself, this is for real!

Check out more details on Metallica’s Indian tour tickets

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