Argentina's Telefe Noticias aired a two-minute report on METALLICA's show at 2010-01-21.


METALLICA's first-ever concert appearance in Peru set an attendance record as the biggest music event in Peruvian history, with 55,000 fans showing up to see the band play on Tuesday night (January 19) at a stadium in Lima. At a press conference several hours before the concert, frontman James Hetfield told reporters that the band was grateful for the response. "It's unbelievable," he said. "It's amazing, and we're very grateful that it's still happening. You know, METALLICA's been together for 29 years or more, and it's really great to know that there are still places that we haven't played, like in Lima — it's our first time here."

METALLICA's Peruvian gig grossed approximately $3.7 million in U.S. dollars.

The country's two biggest previous concerts in 2009 were the JONAS BROTHERS, who drew a total of 55,000 over two nights, and OASIS, who drew 41,000 fans.

DEPECHE MODE and THE KILLERS also performed there for 30,000 people.

METALLICA's show was the first of a South American tour that will bring the band to Panama, Costa Rica, Argentina, Chile, Brazil and several other countries. After that, the quartet will head to Europe for dates throughout the spring and summer.


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