Described as a 140-by-50 foot stage featuring “colossal components and striking visual elements” encompassing the band’s 30-year career as the planet’s premier metal masters, the new platform will be getting a workout when Metallica rocks Mexico City’s Palacio De Los Deportes Aug. 1-2.
Metallica is no stranger to Mexico’s concert fans. The band played five sold-out nights at the Palacio De Los Deportes during the Black album tour in 1993. While touring in support of Death Magnetic in 2009, Metallica commandeered the Foro Sol Stadium for three sold-out nights in front of 150,000 fans.
“Given our history with our rabid Mexican fans over the past decades, I couldn’t think of a more appropriate place to unveil our new, sick as fuck, over the top, out of control stage that will be the cornerstone of our touring escapades for the next years to come,” drummer Lars Ulrich said. “Don’t be scared boys and girls, this is going next level.”
The Metallica Met Club fan club presale begins March 20. A Banamex presale begins March 22. Tickets go on sale to the general public March 24. Visit Metallica.com for more information.