Metallica Concert in Saudi Arabia: Everything You Need to Know

Get Ready to Rock: Metallica’s Historic Debut in Saudi Arabia

Rock and metal fans in the Middle East have a major reason to celebrate as the iconic thrash metal band Metallica is set to perform for the first time ever in Saudi Arabia. This landmark event is part of the globally acclaimed Soundstorm festival, promising a thrilling experience for concert-goers.

Metallica's Historic Debut in Saudi Arabia

When and Where?

Mark your calendars for December 14th, as Metallica will be headlining the opening night of the three-day Soundstorm festival in Riyadh. This festival, a massive event in the MENA region and the Kingdom’s answer to the UK’s famous Glastonbury, drew over 600,000 attendees last year.

A Diverse Lineup Awaits

Metallica joins an eclectic mix of artists at the festival, including RnB sensations like Pharrell Williams, Chris Brown, and Her, alongside celebrated DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Fans of various genres, including pop with acts like Black Eyed Peas, J Balvin, and Anne-Marie, will find something to enjoy.

What to Expect from Metallica

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The band’s performance is part of their expansive M72 World Tour, which has wowed audiences across Europe and North America. Fans can look forward to a setlist featuring classics like “For Whom the Bell Tolls,” “The Unforgiven,” “One,” and “Enter Sandman,” alongside new tracks from their latest album, “72 Seasons.”

A Milestone for Saudi Arabia’s Music Scene

This concert is a significant step in the evolution of the Saudi concert scene, being the first major heavy metal concert in the country. It highlights the growing diversity and openness in the region’s music and cultural offerings.

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The Band’s Connection to the Middle East

Metallica has a strong following in the Middle East, proven when over 20,000 fans attended their first Middle East show in Abu Dhabi in 2011, followed by another successful event in 2013. Drummer Lars Ulrich expressed his awe at the region’s diverse and enthusiastic fanbase, underscoring the band’s excitement to perform in Riyadh.

Ticket Information

Tickets for Soundstorm, which runs from December 14 to 16, start at 169 Saudi riyals ($45). For more information and to purchase tickets, visit


Metallica’s upcoming concert in Saudi Arabia is more than just a musical event; it’s a cultural milestone. This is an unmissable event for metal enthusiasts and music lovers in the region. Get your tickets now and be part of this historic moment!

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