METALLICA To Return To United Arab Emirates In April

METALLICA will return to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates on April 19 for a headlining performance at the du Arena, Yas Island.

METALLICA last performed in Abu Dhabi at the Yas Arena in October 2011 — a gig that scored the Best Music Event award at the Best In Abu Dhabi 2012.

Tickets go on sale today at or 800FLASH (35274) at noon.

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was interviewed by "That's Entertainment", Dubai One's weekly entertainment show, ahead of the band's first-ever concert in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at Yas Island on October 25, 2011. You can now watch the chat below. (Note: The Hetfield segment begins around the 14-minute mark.)

Official footage of METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and performance at the October 25, 2011 concert in Abu Dhabi can be viewed below.

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo told that no one in the band had ever been to the UAE before, saying, "This is where it turns into a gig, adventure and holiday — we have been very busy, so for us to go to a place like the UAE, it becomes an adventure. And it makes it all that much more exciting because we get to perform. It's something different, and we love to explore."

James Hetfield interviewed on "That's Entertainment" (Hetfield interview begins around the 14-minute mark):

METALLICA's pre-show meet-and-greet, tuning-room jam and performance footage:


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@) with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).