Los Angeles, California-bred thrash metal rock stars Metallica will bring their 1980´s brand performance to Costa Rica next year.
New Central and South American tour dates released on the bands W eb site on Tuesday chart a stop in San José, Costa Rica on Sunday March 7, 2010. The band will play in Ricardo Saprissa stadium in Tibás as part of their World Magnetic Tour 2009/2010.
T ickets for their Costa Rica show will go on sale to the g eneral public on Nov. 17 at 10 a.m. via the Web at www.specialticket.net or by phone at (506) 2206-7770.
Metal-lovers can also purchase tickets in person at Bansbach music stores, authorized Servimás stores and La Barbería.
Members of the Metclub, Metallica´s fan club, can purchase tickets beginning Nov. 13 through the same mediums.
Seat prices start at 15,000 colones ($26.72). VIP tickets, the most expensive, can be purchased for 55,000 colones ($97.96).
Metallica is promoting its latest album, “Death Magnetic,” released in September 2008 on Warner Bros. Records. The record won two Grammy Awards in 2009 for “Best Metal Performance” and “Best Recording Package” and is the first to feature the band´s newest bassist, Robert Trujillo.
Trujillo is the band´s fourth bass player, while Death Magnetic marks Metallica´s first studio album since releasing “Saint Anger” in 2003.
Drummer Lars Ulrich and lead vocalist/rhythm guitarist James Hetfield, founded the group in 1981. Kirk Hammett, lead guitarist, joined Metallica in 1983. All three are still with the band and will perform in Costa Rica.
Metallica has not announced the opening bands for the March 7 date.