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METALLICA Fans Riot In India After Concert Postponed


Metallica (2008) METALLICA's first-ever concert in India, which was to take place tonight (Friday, October 28), in Gurgaon has been postponed until tomorrow due to reported technical issues. According to local press, a surge of people caused the barricades at the venue to collapse earlier this evening, with some fans gaining access to the stage and damaging equipment in the process (see video below).

An estimated 20,000 fans turned up for the gig, many of whom travelled to Delhi from across the country and abroad to see the world's biggest metal band perform.

According to RollingStoneIndia.com, "Things started heating up with a stampede at around 3:30 in the afternoon. The stampede caused the barricades to collapse, with several fans getting hurt in the process. As the crowd entering the venue continued to grow, the barricades in front of the stage also collapsed. At around 6 p.m., the organisers announced that due to 'serious technical difficulties,' the show was postponed and METALLICA would play at 4 p.m. tomorrow.

"The announcement further fueled the crowd’s frustration, causing fans to go on a rampage. Several fans gained access to the stage area, setting fire to banners and causing damage to the LED screens, monitors and other equipment."

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    October 28, 2011

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