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Metallica Announces First Ever Show In The United Arab Emirates

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American heavy metal legends Metallica have announced that they will be performing in the United Arab Emirates for the first time in their career next month. A message from the group reads as follows:

"We're continuing to find firsts in 2011 as we are extremely excited to announce that we will be playing in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates next month on October 25 at Yas Island. After 30 years of travel to all corners of the earth, this one is extra special as the show kicks off a week of new territories for us as this show will be followed by two nights in India.

"Tickets will go on sale at 12 PM Local Time on September 13 at Thinkflash.ae. Met Club members should log in and check the Club news section for a password to guarantee you access to the front "Fan Pit" section."

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6 Comments on "Metallica Announces First Show In The U.A.E."

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1. Fuzzy writes:

Hmmm, nice of them to play in a place with a less than wonderful human rights record.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 10:37 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. brandedcfh420 writes:

hopefully some facist religous terrorist will attack the stage and wipe out the band forever!!!!!

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3. Jazzsoulmetal on Facebook and Twitter writes:

Hopefully the concerts unite people rather than divide! A lot of the attitude of the U.A.E. so far has been intolerance overall of anything not Muslim! Events like this may help to turn the tide and bring even greater things to this part of the world.

# Sep 13, 2011 @ 12:07 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. WOLF7 writes:

Odd... isn't Metal almost like "prohibited" in UAE?

So, does this mean the UAE authorities categorise Metallica as pop / rock now?

Funny enough, many guys here have come to the same conclusion.

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5. KREDD writes:

WOLF, they're just now getting the Load album ;)

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6. hunter65 writes:

maybe they wont ever come back to the states EVER! buncha sell out p***ies! LONG LIVE SLAYER!!!!!

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