METALLICA Receives Gold, Platinum In Brazil

This past weekend, METALLICA was presented with a gold plaque signifying Brazilian sales in excess of 45,000 copies of the band's 2008 album, "Death Magnetic". The band also received a platinum award recognizing sales in Brazil of more than 60,000 copies of the group's "Orgullo, Pasión Y Gloria - Tres Noches En La Ciudad De México" (Pride, Passion And Glory Three Nights In Mexico City) DVD — which was recorded on June 4, 6 and 7 of last year at Foro Sol in Mexico City. The award presentation was held Saturday afternoon (January 30), just hours before the band's performance at the Morumbi stadium in São Paulo. A 20-minute press conference followed the award presentation and can be viewed in four parts below.

METALLICA's setlist for the January 30 concert was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. The Four Horsemen
04. Harvester Of Sorrow
05. Fade To Black
06. That Was Just Your Life
07. The End Of The Line
08. The Day That Never Comes
09. Sad But True
10. Broken, Beat and Scarred
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. Stone Cold Crazy
17. Motorbreath
18. Seek and Destroy

A policeman was injured and 120 people arrested when rioting broke out outside METALLICA's January 26, 2010 concert in Santiago, Chile, according to the Latin American Herald Tribune. Authorities said that most of the arrests were made when hundreds of fans who did not have tickets attempted to force their way into the Club Hipico horse-racing grounds to see the show, which was attended by a crowd of more than 50,000. Police colonel Miguel Angel Castro said, "A group of people tried to enter without tickets and Carabineros (militarized police) had to act, launching water."

Charges against those arrested included disorderly conduct, drug possession and drinking in public.

The gig was the sixth on METALLICA's South American trek, which began on January 19 with the band's first-ever appearance in Lima, Peru. The crowd of 55,000 at that show was the biggest for a musical event in Peruvian history.

The group wrapped the first leg of the jaunt this past weekend in Brazil, resuming in early March with stops in Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Venezuela, Panama and Colombia.

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