Metallica Fans Boycott Band’s First Israeli Concert In 10 Years

Metallica fans in Israel have vowed to boycott the band’s upcoming show in Tel Aviv amid complaints of soaring ticket prices. The hitmakers are scheduled to play at Ramat Gan Stadium on May 22 in what will be the band’s first concert in Israel since 1999. But the news has promoted outrage from fans who argue that tickets should be selling for significantly cheaper than the $159 minimum asking price.

Pissed off heavy metal loyalists argue that Israeli promoters are trying to rip them off. More than 500 followers on Facebook.com have “committed” to boycotting the concert, Metal Israel reported on Tuesday.

“The initiators of the boycott state that Metallica tickets do not cost nearly as much as this in the rest of the world and assert that the promoter is trying to take advantage of loyal Metallica fans.”