Metallica performs for Bangalore

Bangalore: Rock music frenzy swept Bangalore when heavy metal band Metallica gave its first ever live performance in India.

The concert in the Garden City helped put behind the debacle over Friday’s cancelled concert that was to be held in Gurgaon.

Heavy metal fans enjoyed the American band’s performance on Sunday, chanting “Metallica”, braving showers that pounded for more than an hour in two spells.

Guitarist Kirk Hammett, drummer Lars Ulrich, lead vocalist Jamesh Hetfeild and bassist Robert Trujillo entertained a packed audience in the city.

The organisers of the Vladivar Rock’N India ensured the concert passed off without any glitch. More than 1,000 police personnel were deployed on security duty. About 22,000 tickets were sold for the concert, according to organisers.

Two bands – Inner Spectrum from the city and Guillotine from New Delhi – did an opening act and kept the drenched fans engaged to their music for more than 90 minutes.

The fans erupted in joy when Metallica took the stage to play some of their hits.

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