1. avatar Andrew
    From MCD:
    METALLICA CONFIRM BELFAST CONCERT DATE
    Tickets On Sale This Thursday 03 December


    Metallica have confirmed a concert at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast on 11 May 2010.
     
    Tickets priced from £49 including booking fee go on sale this Thursday 03 December at 9.00 am.

    METALLICA
    ODYSSEY ARENA, BELFAST
    11 MAY, 2010

    Tickets on sale this Thursday 03 December at  9.00 am
    In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide 
    From Ticketmaster By Telephone (24 Hour):  
    Northern Ireland - 0844 277 44 55, ROI - 0818 719 300
    Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie<http://www.ticketmaster.ie> 
     
    The Odyssey Arena, Belfast
    Odyssey Arena Box Office: Tel. 02890 739074 
    Book On Line:www.odysseyarena.com<http://www.odysseyarena.com> 

    For More Information Please Contact James Cunningham at MCD
    Tel: (01) 2841747, Email:jamescunningham@mcd.ie

    www.metallica.com

    Note message fromwww.metallica.com : We're jumping ahead to May as we continue to roll out the dates for 2010 a few at a time. It's been over 20 years, so needless to say, we are looking forward to returning to Belfast on May 11 at the Odyssey. Tickets go on sale December 3 and Met Club members should checkwww.metclub.com for pre-sale info.
  2. avatar goatboy
    I would be keen to go but £49 is a bit steep.

    I went to see them less than a year ago for just over £30.
  3. avatar the_doctor199
    I'm seriously excited about this show. Any idea who is supporting on this leg of the tour?
  4. avatar whosbainejakey
    Would be cool if Sweet Savage got to support. Thought they were good at Motorhead (the new stuff especially)and Ray Haller made a good job of singing Killing Time with Metallica at Marlay Park.

    Maybe he could return the favour and let Hetfield sing it with them?

    Megadeth should be the other support. Imagine one of the greatest metal rifts of all time being healed in the place that inspired Holy Wars. Now that's what I'd call a peace dividend!
  5. avatar coldlightofday
    Imagine that, one of the greatest metal rifts of all time being healed in Belfast simply by
    Megadeth supporting Metallica.
    Couple of problems:

    1. Megadeth have supported Metallica before, specfically at Milton Keynes years ago. I don't know if this simple act healed the rift but I can only hope to god it did.

    2. It's highly unlikely that Megadeth will be only supporting Metallica at one gig during the tour
    if they are one of the support acts therefore one of the greatest metal rifts of all time will not
    be healed in the legendary city that inspired Holy Wars

    3. Do you really think that they care anymore?
  6. avatar salfhal
    [quote:bee87c023d="whosbainejakey"]Would be cool if Sweet Savage got to support. Thought they were good at Motorhead (the new stuff especially)and Ray Haller made a good job of singing Killing Time with Metallica at Marlay Park.

    Maybe he could return the favour and let Hetfield sing it with them?

    Megadeth should be the other support. Imagine one of the greatest metal rifts of all time being healed in the place that inspired Holy Wars. Now that's what I'd call a peace dividend![/quote:bee87c023d]

    Exactly that happened 2 years ago down South, Sweet Savage supported and Hetfield came out and sang with them.

    They weren't great though...

    Megadeth probably won't support, mainly because Dave knows (and is right in his opinion) that Megadeth are 10x the band that Metallica are, both in terms of writing and playing nowadays.

    I'll be at this... But i'd prefer it not to be in the atmosphereless Odyssey, and properly overpriced as well.

    Ack well, can't really complain though, at least they're coming back.

    Can't wait for the 'deth to return either. The last gig was like a fucking dream! Immense
  7. avatar whosbainejakey
    I also thought Megadeth were great supporting Judas Priest a while back, must get that new record asap.

    I'm sure Dave M has forgotten all about the defining event of his life now that he's a clean living Christian and all, and I hear that the new 'deth record is rather ripping on a scale that most folks felt Death Magnetic was not.

    HOWEVER

    The chance to see Megadeth and Metallica on the same bill is something that should not be reserved for those of us lucky enough not to reside in Milton Keynes several years ago. Agreed?

    Of course, it won't happen.
  8. avatar salfhal
    Dude you need to get Endgame if you haven't heard it yet!

    Heaviest Megadeth so far. Broderick fits so well too.
  9. avatar nocturn
    I'm just looking forward to not having to travel to a Metallica gig!
  10. avatar salfhal
    The line can't be as long as the gig 2 years a ago surely! 2hrs it took just to reach the gate!

    EDit> BTW been told my some reliable sources that as soon as the gig sells out (like about 15mins after they go on sale probably) a second night will be announced =] might do both!
  11. avatar Mr.Coneman
    Hahaha. I enjoy a couple of Metallica songs, and am sort of generally interested in the band. But £49? Plus drinks, before, during and after, plus taxis, plus a possible merch purchase?

    They can fuck off and take their awful lead guitarist with them.
  12. avatar 10rapid
    From the seating chart on ticketmaster, it looks like this is 'in the round', which probably means no Dublin date as I don't think the O2 could be set up for that. So sellout/second show likely as all the euro wielding southern metallers get in!
  13. avatar PlacidCasual
    [quote:e7770634ed="10rapid"]From the seating chart on ticketmaster, it looks like this is 'in the round'[/quote:e7770634ed]
    I saw them "in the round" earlier this year and it was superb.

    Might not be so good if you end up on the "wrong" side of the stage and see Hetfield's back all night.
  14. avatar 10rapid
    Ha ha, actually not having to stare at his withered oul moustachioed coupon may not be such a bad thing
  15. avatar the_doctor199
    Got mine. Looks like standing sold out in 5 minutes.
  16. avatar PlacidCasual
    [quote:ca20a9d1d7="the_doctor199"]Got mine. Looks like standing sold out in 5 minutes.[/quote:ca20a9d1d7]
    "In the round" means less standing tickets and there was a pre sale yesterday too.

    Second date listed for the Wednesday night now.
  17. avatar The Ronster
    They've added another date on the 12th according to Twitter folks.

    Me, I couldn't be arsed.
  18. avatar delfuego
    Sort of feel that way myself. I want to go, but I know I will be sorely disappointed.

    Antrim Forum 1988. Now that was a gig!! Bombscares during Danzig, first time hearing One live, Maiden cover and I had a sore neck for two weeks after lol.
  19. avatar SONI Live
    [b:91cfbaf126]Donging[/b:91cfbaf126]ton Chris? Some kind of freudian slip? :lol:

    I too have standing for the Wed. Wouldn't be quite as intolerant as yerself towards post '88 material - think every album has at last a few decent tunes on it - but was definitely extremely disillusioned by the whole "life coach" episode, and the desperate bandwagon jumping circa St. Anger.

    However, when Metallica at the Odyssey was announced, I felt that wee squirt of excitment. It has to be done. And the previous 3 times I saw them were all classics.
  20. avatar SONI Live
    How the f*ck has my post in reply to yours, ended up [i:e18e0cbfc6]before[/i:e18e0cbfc6] yours in the thread? :O
  21. avatar T Entertainment
    Got standing for Wednesday.

    I don't love anything they've released since 1988, can only tolerate bits of the Black album, despise everything after that, hate everything they stand for, saw them at their absolute peak at Dongington in 1991...but fuck it, the support could be amazing and it's [i:9f44b3da74]Metallica[/i:9f44b3da74].