Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: 26 October, 2011: ‘Nothing Else Matters’, that’s what thousands of fans chanted as they began arriving at the Yas Arena, Yas Island, on Tuesday night to see the biggest hard rock band on the planet perform for the first time in Abu Dhabi.
When die hard Metallica fans first heard the news they were coming to town, thousands snapped up tickets in record time and weren’t disappointed as the famous quartet of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo rocked the Yas Arena.
The hard rock legends, who are celebrating their 30th anniversary, opened the show with some of their most powerful hits, and for over 2 hours a capacity crowd was treated to one of the biggest rock concerts the region has ever seen.
The band dominated the biggest stage in the Middle East blasting out hits including Enter Sandman, Creeping Death, Nothing Else Matters, Sanitarium and Seek and Destroy. There were tears of joy on the front row as die hard rock fans from across the region screamed for their heroes.
After the show, fans praised the iconic band saying it was one of the most powerful and electrifying performances they had ever witnessed at the Yas Arena.
Tarek Al Alawi flew in from Egypt to see his icons perform. He said: “I’ve been waiting for this moment all my life. I’ve got nothing else to say”.
Amanda Peterson from Dubai said: “I never thought we’d see Metallica in the UAE. The energy is incredible. This is the biggest Tuesday night I’ve ever had. What a show”.
Fans can download the audio of Metallica’s performance for this show at www.livemetallica.com.
To see how Metallica prepared for Yas Arena show, go to www.thinkflash.ae from Thursday 27th October and watch an exclusive video from the band’s Tuning Room.
The next installment of YISW will see the biggest electronic festival in the Middle East; Creamfields Abu Dhabi 2011 returns to Yas Arena for 2 days of the world’s biggest DJs and live acts on December 8th and 9th.
Headlining the third installment of the annual electronic dance fiesta will be Tiesto, deadmau5, Magnetic Man, Ferry Corsten, Katy B, Laidback Luke, Tinie Tempa, and a host of special guests.
Make it a Weekend. Make it a Yas Island Show Weekend. For tickets visit www.thinkflash.ae. Plan your weekend at www.yasisland.com. Stay tuned for the other events and surprises happening on Yas Island this year.
The world famous hard-rock band behind the hit songs Battery, Enter Sandman, Unforgiven, Nothing Else Matters and many more will make UAE bang their heads on the 25th October 2011. Metallica will definitely rock Yas Island with their hits. It’s a sure heart pounding, head banging performance that you sure don’t want to miss.
for tickets visit www.thinkflash.ae