METALLICA: South American Concert Attendances, Grosses Revealed

METALLICA: South American Concert Attendances, Grosses Revealed

The following are some of the METALLICA's recent South American concert attendances/grosses, as reported by Billboard magazine:

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Parque Simon Bolivar
City/State: Bogota, Colombia
Date: March 16, 2014
Gross Sales: $2,857,030
Attendance/Capacity: 30,974 / 34,137
Ticket Prices: $156.23, $73.23

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Parque Bicentenario
City/State: Quito, Ecuador
Date: March 18, 2014
Gross Sales: $3,877,959
Attendance/Capacity: 32,257 / 32,257
Ticket Prices: $225, $30

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Estadio Nacional
City/State: Lima, Peru
Date: March 20, 2014
Gross Sales: $1,925,090
Attendance/Capacity: 27,858 / 31,600
Ticket Prices: $164.23, $18.95

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Estadio do Morumbi
City/State: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Date: March 22, 2014
Gross Sales: $5,701,630
Attendance/Capacity: 61,742/ 63,347
Ticket Prices: $257.68, $77.30

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Jockey Club
City/State: Asuncion, Paraguay
Date: March 24, 2014
Gross Sales: $2,256,140
Attendance/Capacity: 28,277 / 32,200
Ticket Prices: $223.81, $40.29

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Estadio Monumental
City/State: Santiago, Chile
Date: March 27, 2014
Gross Sales: $3,508,790
Attendance/Capacity: 43,296 / 43,296
Ticket Prices: $170.18, $48.37

Artist/Event: METALLICA
Venue: Estadio Unico Ciudad de La Plata
City/State: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Date: March 29-30, 2014
Gross Sales: $4,719,390
Attendance/Capacity: 76,407 / 79,038
Ticket Prices: $124.87, $31.22

As promised, the band played a nearly all-request set on the above-listed South American shows, with 17 songs chosen online by fans prior to the gig and the last slot filled by the new track "The Lords Of Summer".

Drummer Lars Ulrich told Rolling Stone that "The Lords Of Summer" "is fairly representative of where our creative headspace is at right now. It's one of those things that's like, 'Here, we're writing and we're creating.'"

Guitarist Kirk Hammett told The Pulse Of Radio that coming up with music is not a problem for the band. "We're a band that never has a shortage of ideas," he said. "You know, you hear about these bands that are like, oh, they're sitting in the studio and they don't have any songs, what are they gonna do? That's not METALLICA. METALLICA's problem is the total opposite: we have too many ideas, which ones are we gonna use. And so that's pretty much how it stands with us."

Ulrich cautioned, however, that "The Lords Of Summer" may not even end up on METALLICA's next album at all, or at least not in its current form. He explained, "We did the same thing when we went out and played a bunch of dates in 2006. We were writing and played two different new songs over the course of that summer, and none of them made the record (2008's 'Death Magnetic')."

The Metallica By Request tour will hit Europe this summer, with a single North American date confirmed in Montreal, as the band continues working on its 10th studio album.

The rest of METALLICA's "by request" show in South America featured such "rarities" as "Master Of Puppets", "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)", "Battery", "Fade To Black", "One" and "Enter Sandman".

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