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Promoter For Metallica Concert Lowers Ticket Prices In Israel Following A Boycott

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As previously reported, Metallica fans in Israel had been boycotting the band's upcoming concert in the country due to ridiculously high ticket prices. It seems now however, that the boycott has proven a success, as a post on the boycott's Facebook group reads:

"Friends, I’m shaking with excitement as I’m writing this. After a 4 day campaign, tens of news items about us worldwide, over 6000 supporters and numerous media interviews we can say that we did it! We won!

"This afternoon, Or & Tomer Mussman met with Mr. Gad Oron, the promoter’s representative and reached an agreement about a significant drop in ticket prices.

"We would like to personally thank Metallica and their management for directly helping us with reaching our goal and reducing the prices.

"We are officially asking each and every one of you to stop the boycott, and come and enjoy Metallica’s concert with us on May 22nd.

"We want to thank each and every one of you who made their contribution to our successful campaign by joining, signing the petition, or sending links from and to the media everywhere and helping our voice to be heard and echo all around the world.

"We want to thank the producers, Metallica members and management who were willing to talk to us.

"See you at the show,

"Tomer Mussman & Rotem Horovitz."

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21 Comments on "Metallica Lowers Ticket Prices In Israel"

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1. devin writes:

so what is the price now?

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 7:19 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. Diamond Oz writes:

http://www.gad-oron.co.il/metallica/

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 7:22 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. RTB writes:

See people, metallica arent so bad....
Ya i know music wise they lost it, but they have shown some character....this and that missing girl in virgina that they put up 10gs for info on her where abouts...

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 11:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DeathCrush writes:

I'm the last person on earth who actually enjoys metallica (any of their albums except st anger)

# Mar 3, 2010 @ 11:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Sherbzilla writes:

Now if only they would drop ticket prices in north america

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 12:19 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. No Leaf Clover writes:

Agree with RTB and DeathCrush.

Have fun Israel! \m/

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 1:04 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. DMS writes:

God I wonder how people can tolerate this crappy band. I last saw them perform at the rock n roll hall of fame induction and apart from the two bass players and ullrich, hetfield and hammett were horrible.
I hope the give away free ear plugs at the show.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 2:43 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. wilco writes:

well i do like them actually tomorow i am of to colombia to see them on the 10

but on the end its all about ticket sales
but still dont understand why they go to the middle east
spend lots of time there its just a piece of sh** area
all the people who live there areso misserble

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 6:50 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. n0thinghead writes:

RTB, DC, sherbzilla and now, add mE!! lol

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 9:44 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. dimentian writes:

i still say everyone should just ignore all those greedy parasites and stay home.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 10:56 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. tokenchoke420 writes:

Did someone just say they liked st anger? That is the worst piece of sh** album ever

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 2:59 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. n0thinghead writes:

^^^ while part of me rlly wants to agree token, i just can't help but concur (i think that means to disagree lol) kuz i'm pretty sure there have been WAY WORSE albums released out there.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 3:53 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. xDecapitation writes:

nothinghead, I`m pretty sure concur means to agree lol. St anger isn`t the worst album ever but it is among the worst ever from a band as awesome as Metallica.

And WOW I can`t believe this bullsh**. Just recently (I can`t remember if it was on this site or not) I read about some show, where a band is donating funds raised from it to Haiti, and Metallica has to reduce ticket price because they`re so f***ing greedy.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 4:36 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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14. xDecapitation writes:

Sorry for the double post but here it is. Wow.

http://www.metalunderground.com/news/details.cfm?newsid=53589

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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15. tokenchoke420 writes:

Yeah, I dunno guys... I listened to it once and threw it out my car window, so maybe i didn't give it a fair shot lol.

But your probably right- not the worst album ever, but terrible nonetheless.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 5:49 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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16. RTB writes:

I hated the drums on that lp....it sounded like shawn crahan on the beer kegs and or the trash cans
The change in producer helped....it showed in deathmagnetic which was alot better of a lp than st anger

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 6:31 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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17. BarFish writes:

So Or & Tomer....How much did ya'll get from the promoter for yourselves? Because according to my math ya'll are still getting hosed. Paying over $240 (USD) for the good seats and $80 for crappy ones is still highway robbery. Hope you 2 got paid enough for helping.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 8:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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18. BarFish writes:

I rescind my prevoius statement. After reviewing what the poor sods in Europe are paying to see this band, ya'll did good. Europe is getting the Royal HoseJob from the promoters. Metallica is not worth the money. Go see Slayer or Mastodon instead.

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 8:09 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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19. hellrat writes:

SUCH fvckin trashcan lids on st chunder...worst drum tone ever! shab playing as well...and bob rock is the biggest cheesed***

token, i did the exact same thing you did...'cept after i hit eject, i slid that piece of sh!t down the griptape of my young hobbit brother's skate---THEN i hucked that crap out the window!!

it was an incredibly satisfying feeling...well worth the 12 bucks :)

# Mar 4, 2010 @ 8:18 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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20. mrimomma writes:

"Paying over $240 (USD) for the good seats and $80 for crappy ones is still highway robbery."...at the risk of sounding old, I paid $7.50 for cheapest seats in 1979...I know that was a long time ago but that's still one helluva inflation rate! I enjoyed Metallica's last show, but come on now! I'd enjoy a new f-ing camera for that price! Or lobster for two!
"Go see Slayer or Mastodon instead."...oh hell yes!

# Mar 6, 2010 @ 7:29 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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21. n0thinghead writes:

yeah RTB, ur right man lol and to token, LMFAO!! that's f***ing amazing!! that u threw out that cd outta ur window lol

# Mar 8, 2010 @ 6:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address

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