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Belgrade in Black: Metallica Coming Soon   
10 May 2012 | The trash metal band Metallica will perform before a Serbian audience for the second time in its history. Its concert is planned to become the central event of the forthcoming Jelen Live music festival
in the Serbian capital, where a number of other metal bands, such as Gojira and Machine Head are expected.

In its report on the event in Balkan Insight Nemanja Cabric writes that the gates at Usce, where the festival ground lays, will open at 4pm to the fans and Gojira will be the first to perform at 6pm.

Metallica is making Belgrade only the second stop on their European tour, dedicated to the famous “Black Album” that contains such hits as “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven” and “Nothing Else Matters”.

This album, released in 1991, topped the charts in more than 25 countries and sold more than 25 million copies worldwide. First published with no title, the name was later given to it because the colour of the cover. Metallica will also play songs from other albums.

The band will arrive in Belgrade on the day of their performance. Their demands from the organizers are their usual ones, as they never change their list of necessities.

During their stay the stars will eat and drink the same things as their staff: organic meat, vegan and vegetarian dishes, spaghetti, as well as large quantities of fresh fruit and vegetables. On their list are also sugar-free energy drinks, water, and juices served at room temperature.

Organizers Live Nation, Adria Entertainment and Belgrade Arena announced that the space around Usce will be turned into a small city. There will be 21 entrances for the audience, and the fence around Usce will be 5 kilometres long. The routes of about ten city bus lines will be diverted.

Metallica last performed in Belgrade in 2004 at the Partizan football stadium to more than 25,000 visitors.

Metallica in Belgrade in 2004. Master of Puppets

This article is based on a news in Balkan Insight, the online publication of the Balkan Investigative Reporting Network, BIRN.




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