Fans Start Riot In India After Metallica Cancels Concert
October 28 was a rough day for metal band, Metallica as they were forced to postpone their concert, resulting in major backlash from the fans. The concert was set to take place in Gurgaon, India but was cancelled due to a failure in the security barricade in front of the stage.
A crowd of more than 25,000 fans were left angry and disappointed when DNA Entertainment Networks announced the news. A dozen of the fans attacked the stage, some even attacking the instruments, while a few fans were injured. Hundreds more people were seen breaking down barricades, throwing bottles and damaging the sound system. Could we really expect any less from a metal concert?
Some of the fans paid up to 10,000 Rupees ($206). Now, four of DNA’s organisers have come under fire after allegations that they purposely cheated the fans out of ticket costs and getting the bank to freeze their assets.
According to a government official, "The show was cancelled with no prior information to the ticket buyers or [to] the district administration – which could have caused [a] law and order problem."
The general manager and three others were arrested on Saturday, and they will reportedly spend no less than six days in custody. This concert was set to be Metallica’s first concert in India, in celebration of Formula One. Saturday, the band was able to play at the Palace Grounds in Bangalor, India. There were approximately 1,000 security personnel monitoring the event which held 22,000 fans.
Everything seems to be back in order now that authorities have taken charge. Refunds are available now, though fans are saying they hadn’t been available to them to begin with. The police also approached the Indian Bank and the DNA’s account was seized.
Wanna catch a glimpse of the action that ensued? Take a look at the video below.
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