Unfortunately for Szitizens around the world, Metallica is too high-profile (and probably too expensive as well) to join the lineup of an event of the size of Sziget. This doesn’t mean, though, that those willing to see them live can’t do both. The American rock legend has already started its WorldWired tour this October and will continue to play in stadiums and arenas all over the world.
And just so happens that Metallica has tour dates in Central/Eastern Europe that coincide with Sziget Festival.
Metallica “WorldWired” Tour
Metallica has released its latest studio album, Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, back in 2016, after staying away from the studio for almost a decade. This year, the band decided to go on tour six years after their last one to promote their latest album.
And they will be in countries surrounding Hungary (not actually in Hungary, though) around Sziget 2019.
Tour dates of interest
Metallica’s website lists the following tour dates for August 2019:
- Bucharest, Romania (Arena Nationala) – August 14
- Vienna, Austria (Ernst-Happel-Stadion) – August 16
Unfortunately, the Bucharest gig seems to be sold out (as listed on Metallica’s website) with only “enhanced experiences” available for this date but there are still normal tickets available for the Vienna gig.
The “enhanced experience” for the Bucharest gig comes in several flavors:
- The “All Nightmare Long” experience with one reserved seat in the first 12 rows (or in the Golden Circle), access to a dedicated lounge, bar, buffet, and memorabilia included – 1600 RON (approximately EUR 340)
- The two options below are sold out (but they are interesting nonetheless):
- The “Shortest Straw” package that comes with the same seating as above plus a poster and a limited edition gift (no lounge access) – 910 RON (approximately EUR 195)
- The “Dream No More” experience with access to the Snakepit (right in front of the stage), the chance to hang out with the members of the band, a professional photo of you and the band, a specific autographed setlist, lounge access with two drinks, a poster, and a t-shirt – 9550 RON (over EUR 2,100)
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