Metallica React To ‘Frustration’ After Awful Ripoff Claim


Metallica has announced a second show with the San Francisco Symphony for members of the band’s fan club after a backlash over ticket sales for the first show. The show will take place on September 8th.

Metallica wrote in a statement, “Wow… that’s all we have to say! The response from the ‘Tallica fan universe to the announcement of our show with the San Francisco Symphony blew us away. In fact, it was completely and totally overwhelming — thank you! However, we also understand that for a great number of you, it brought frustration and disappointment as the supply of tickets fell way short of demand.

“We’ve heard you and we’ve learned from our missteps with this particular ticket on sale. We’re working to make this right as we are excited to announce that a second show has been added at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday, September 8th. First order of business: No public on sale this time! Tickets for the second ‘S&M²’ show will be available exclusively to Fifth Members.

We’re thrilled to continue the celebration of this world-class arena’s opening, to share the spotlight with the Golden State Warriors, the SF Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, the Chase Center and what this event represents to the city and the people of San Francisco. The second show gives us a chance to celebrate in a unique and very special way with all of you, the die-hard Fifth Members. We’re all huddled at Metallica HQ now working out a plan to give every one of you the most fair and equal chance at obtaining tickets (and to do everything possible to keep the bots from getting any).

Under the full disclosure umbrella, due to contractual obligations with the Chase Center, there will be a small number of tickets available to Golden State Warriors season ticket holders, but the rest of the house will be all of you and only you… just the METALLICA Fan Club family. This is going to take a little time to get as close to foolproof as we can get it, so please sit tight for a few more days and we’ll be back with more details.

Thank you for all your comments, suggestions and most of all your support and patience! Stay tuned, watch this space.”

Metal Insider reported recently that Metallica fans were feeling ‘St. Anger’ after the the presale for the band’s S&M 2 show with the San Francisco Symphony, as bots bought most of the tickets leading to insane resale prices, leading to many fans having to get ripped off financially to go to the show.

Metallica Legacy and Fifth Member club members were given the opportunity to buy tickets a few days early; but the “tickets became on sale instantly at StubHub before fans had a chance to view their pre-sale opportunity.”

The report also said, “Fans have reported signing in at exactly 9 AM PST and 10 AM PST as their select purchase read ‘unavailable.’ People have tried every single option that they could for the entire half hour, still failing to obtain a single ticket.”

Tickets on StubHub right now range from $16,000 to $300.

Fans wrote on Twitter:

“It’s BS is what it is. Either there weren’t that many tickets available to begin with, a MASSIVE amount of members (doubtful), or (most likely) bots.”

“please direct your attention to the multitude of Facebook and Twitter comments regarding this morning’s presale, as it seems ticket bots scalped everything in seconds. Many, many fans including myself missed out because of this. Please try to address this.”

“your fan club presale was disappointing 😞 Waited all morning to get those tickets and they were sold out before I even clicked the button 😿 Bad omen to that new arena. #unforgiven #metallica.”

“How are we supposed to compete with Ticket Bots? @Metallica PreSale my arse!”