Metallica Tour South Africa in April 2013

Metallica is an American heavy metal band, whose releases include fast tempos, instrumentals, and aggressive musicianship that placed them as one of the founding “big four” of thrash metal alongside Slayer, Megadeth, and Anthrax.

The band earned a growing fan-base in the underground music community and critical acclaim with its third album Master of Puppets (1986), described as one of the most influential and “heavy” thrash metal albums.


Stadium Dates Confirmed for April 2013

Big Concerts confirmed that Metallica will perform two stadium shows in South Africa next year.  The tour is scheduled for Wednesday 24th April 2013 at Cape Town Stadium and Saturday 27th April at Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg.  Metallica Live in South Africa is another Big Concerts Experience presented by 5FM’s Power Nite of Rock and MK.

Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo collectively known as Metallica, are one of the most influential and commercially successful rock bands in history, having sold 110 million albums worldwide and playing 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 bestselling album in history of Soundscan, scanning almost 16 million albums in the United States 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 its 30th anniversary. This past summer Metallica unveiled a brand new stage that featured iconic elements that spanned its 30-year career.


South African Tour Dates:

Wednesday 24th April 2013 – Cape Town Stadium, Cape Town

Presented by 5FM’s Power Nite of Rock and MK

Saturday 27th April 2013 – Soccer City Complex, FNB Stadium, Johannesburg

Presented by 5FM’s Power Nite of Rock and MK

For more information on all things Metallica, visit


Ticketing Information:

 Tickets go on sale for the Johannesburg show (web, outlets and call centers) – Wednesday 21st November 2012 (09:00 – local time SAST). Price from R340 – R900 

Tickets go on sale for the Cape Town show (web, outlets and call centers) – Thursday 22nd November 2012 (09:00 – local time SAST). Price from R295 – R900.

Tickets available online from, or Computicket.


 Some of our favorite Metallica songs:

Metallica – Enter Sandman


Metallica – Whisky in the Jar


Metallica –  Mama Said


Metallica – Fuel


Metallica – Nothing Else Matters


Oh you heard we leaked the news?

Read about it here:

Channel24 picks up on SA Music Scene announcing Metallica tour to SA before its announced!

Rollingstone announces SA Music Scene speculation as legitimate



  1. Marlon Sasman

    November 19, 2012 at 11:05 am

    Freakin’ awesome!!! Best news ever cannot wait!

  2. Grant

    November 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Is there any indication of when tickets will go on sale?

  3. Charmaine

    November 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Best news eva….. where are they appearing

  4. Juan

    November 19, 2012 at 11:38 am


  5. MetalWomble

    November 19, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Wow, someone at Big Concerts grew some testicles! 😀

  6. Tanje Castelyn

    November 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    If this is true……………………….Hell YEAH!!!!!
    Can’t wait to see you guys again

  7. Brett

    November 19, 2012 at 12:15 pm

    ANy idea when these tickets will be available???? gna be AWESOME

  8. Clinton Jurgens

    November 19, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Pls get an international touring opener for them.. I don’t think I could handle having to sit through another local act you think can open for them…

  9. DC Stemmet

    November 19, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    Flippen A! Cant wait to see them again!

  10. Carmin vd Merwe

    November 19, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    best bay present ever ever ever!!!! what day in april?

  11. Sascha

    November 19, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    Fricken A!!!! Hopefully be coming to Durban again. They were Damn awesome last time!!!

  12. Gilda-le Swart

    November 19, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    What date in April and where can i buy tickets?

  13. KatehPoneh

    November 19, 2012 at 1:48 pm


  14. Trev H

    November 19, 2012 at 1:51 pm

    Yawn……………….bring on ACDC pleeeeeeeeaaase

  15. Tania

    November 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    I WONT miss them this time!

  16. rosemary

    November 19, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Oh hell yeah I’m there no two ways about this one. Thanx big concerts u made my lifelong dream come true.

  17. Gerrit

    November 19, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    Now all we need is ACDC to also vist SA!!!!!

  18. Danie Krüger

    November 19, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    Hi, awesome guys. Watched their first show @ coke fest in 2007. This one is going rock guys. Do you guys know who is opening for Metallica? Heard rumours that maybe Slayer or Megadeth will open for them. Just hope that is true.

  19. Stig

    November 20, 2012 at 5:33 am

    Aahh come on already – When will Big Concerts start realising that we want to see ACDC or Green Day. Stop bringing the same old artists over and over. ACDC and Green Day !!!!!!!!!!

  20. Benny

    November 20, 2012 at 7:14 am

    guys tckets go on sale 21st November

  21. sean

    November 20, 2012 at 9:54 am

    Oh yes baby I’m definately going!!!!!! Can’t beleive it, Metallic in .SA. Soooo awesome.

  22. Eric Louw

    November 20, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    Why dont they get ACDC ??? youll have this country in a spin!!! That will DEFINATELY be bigger than anything we have ever seen…

  23. Dre

    November 20, 2012 at 4:42 pm

    Great news … Just please god not the bloody antwoord as an opener I mean come on .
    Van coke cartel /fockof poliesicar my ideal Sa opening act for the best band in the world

    • Teras

      February 21, 2013 at 4:19 pm

      Van coke/fpk is pretty lame compared to a band like Seether. Seether would be the ideal South African opening act

      • HilltopMoegoe

        March 13, 2013 at 8:27 pm

        Agree Seether would be AWESOME. Would love to see them after the epic sound fail at Oppikoppi

  24. Nikhil

    November 21, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Does anyone know who the opening bands will be? Last time seether played with them… That was awesome. I don’t mind local bands, but I’m hoping for a good one.

  25. john

    November 21, 2012 at 4:14 pm

    anyone know who’s opening

  26. Jeann

    December 14, 2012 at 9:53 am

    If you’re looking for ACDC or Greenday, why do you click on the Metallica Tour link and spoil the happy news of hundreds with your insatiable urge to see other bands… And when they come, you will yet again complain about some other boy band… Shut up! I’ll go see them every single year if they come. Whatever…


    January 6, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    cannot wait,bring it on at long las……..

  28. Tiven MetalheaD

    January 31, 2013 at 6:27 am

    Metallica guys!! I’m soo looking forward to this.. As a collector of all their albums and recorded tracks.. Hell yeah I’m ready to rock! Mr Rob Trujillo my idol and Kirk Hammett damn yeah!!!!

  29. jake

    April 21, 2013 at 7:40 pm

    Tallica boys. I’m so there!

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