Metallica Play Historic Show

08/15/2013
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Metallica made history on Tuesday night as the band played their very first show in China when the group kicked off a two-night stand at Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai.

The band shared their excitement on Tuesday night on their tour journal where they wrote "China has been waiting a long time for Metallica to play their country, and today that dream has come true.

"The very energetic Shanghai crowd gave a loud welcome to the band when they hit the stage with the opening song of Hit The Lights! Then it was onto Bellz, Fuel, Harvester, and now Sanitarium is playing. BBS is next!"

Frontman James Hetfield also shared his excitement about the show afterwards by saying, "We didn't expect the energy that was being given to us would be so intense. We were very excited to see people singing the words, joining in and becoming part of the show; which is what we really love."

The Chinese shows are part of the band's Asian tour which kicked off in Tokyo on the 10th and will continue in Seoul on Sunday followed by shows in Malaysia, Singapore and Indonesia.

Check out the band's tour journal for more details here.

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