Metallica Announce First-Ever Show In Saudi Arabia

Heavy metal legends Metallica have announced their first-ever show in Saudi Arabia.

On December 14, they will become the first hard rock band to perform at the Soundstorm Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

“We’re not done with 2023 just yet, as an amazing opportunity has just come our way to perform at a major festival that we have never played in a part of the world we rarely get to visit,” the band said.
“We’re excited to announce that on Thursday, December 14 we’ll be the first hard rock band to ever play at the Soundstorm Festival in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.”.

Launched in 2019, Soundstorm is a three-day festival featuring more than 100 international artists, DJs, and musicians combining music, interactive performances, and art installations.

This year’s lineup also includes H.E.R., Black Eyed Peas, Calvin Harris, Pharrell & Phriends, J Balvin, Swedish House Mafia and David Guetta.

Festival and single-day tickets are available at More information about the three-day event is available at

(Photo: Tim Saccenti)

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