Heavy metal icon Metallica is set to return to Istanbul this summer to performance on July 13. Ticket holders will be able to choose the songs they would like to be played by the band.
“We’re excited to make our fifth trip to Istanbul, Turkey, on July 13 to extend the European run of ‘By Request’ dates,” the group said on its website.
The band embarked on a series of South American and European gigs in March as part of a tour named “By Request,” which gives ticket holders a chance to vote on what songs they would like to hear at the show they attend. The flagship for the thrash metal movement of the 1980s, Los Angeles-based Metallica led a wave of heavy metal bands that stood in direct contrast with the pop-oriented commercial metal that dominated the charts at the time.
Formed in 1981, the band has been one of the most commercially successful bands of all time, having sold over 110 million records worldwide.
The band is preparing for its fifth appearance in Istanbul, having previously performed in the city in 1993, 1999, 2008 and 2010.
Metallica has announced that they will bring their explosive live show to fans in Istanbul next summer with an All Request show, a first for the multi-platinum, award-winning band. As a special tribute to their fans, the band will introduce Metallica By Request, the ultimate interactive Metallica concert experience. Organized by Pozitif Live, this unforgettable show will take place on July 13, Sunday at ITU Stadium.
Fans who purchase tickets online to the İstanbul show will be invited to vote on the set list Metallica will play at their show – giving them the chance to help build their dream set list from 30+ years of Metallica’s material and close to 140 recorded songs to date. Metallica’s traditional 18-song set will include the 17 top voted songs and as the band did not want to be left out of the fun, their vote for the 18th slot goes to adding a brand new song! Fans will be able to visit www.metallica.com to see what songs fellow fans are voting for and the results of their specific shows.
Tickets will be on sale online at biletix.com:
Early bird sales for MetClub members: March 17 Mart @ 10:00am – March 18 @ 09:59am
Public sale: March 18, @ 10:00am.
Advantage public sales for Black category will be 150TL until April 15, then the price will rise to 175TL.