Bangalore: After Friday’s debacle in Gurgoan, Metallica finally gave its first ever live performance in India. As Bangalore played host to America`s foremost metal mongers, rock music frenzy swept the sprawling Palace Grounds in this garden city.
Follower of the rock finally got a taste of the four-member American band`s performance today, chanting "Metallica" braving sharp showers that pounded the city for more than an hour in two spells.
The crowd gave a rapturous response as guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead vocalist Jamesh Hetfeild and bassist Robert Trujillo regaled the packed audience.
About 22,000 tickets were sold for the concert, according to organisers.
As music buffs poured into the venue and began to take vantage spots to witness the dazzling show of the popular band, clouds opened up in the sky.
To keep the large gathering engaged, two bands – Inner Spectrum from the city and Guillotine from New Delhi - did a opening act and glued the drenched fans to music for more than 90 minutes.
However, it was climactic moment as Metallica took the stage to play some of their hits much to the delight of their fans.
The performance, which was to be the second for Metallica in India, turned out to be its maiden show following the abrupt cancellation of its concert at the Leisure Valley in Gurgaon on Friday over ‘security issues’.
(With PTI Inputs)