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Official MetOnTour video recap of METALLICA‘s August 25 concert at Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia can be seen below. The 20-minute clip includes a tuning-room segment, the pre-show huddle and “Cyanide” from the concert.

The band’s setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. Fuel
04. Ride The Lightning
05. Fade To Black
06. The Four Horsemen
07. Cyanide
08. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
09. Sad But True
10. Orion
11. One
12. For Whom The Bell Tolls
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman

Encore:

16. Creeping Death
17. Fight Fire With Fire
18. Seek & Destroy

The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, attended the concert in the city — 25 years to the day after the release of the band’s fourth album, “…And Justice For All”, and more than 20 years after their tumultuous first show in Indonesia.

“I am happy and satisfied with the concert,” Widodo said after the show. “No one got out of control. We showed them that Jakarta citizens are all dignified. We could rock the night away in an orderly fashion.”

60,000 Indonesian metal fans attended the concert, where more than 2,000 security personnel were deployed.

METALLICA‘s last show in Indonesia took place in 1993 — at the peak of the band’s commercial popularity while they were on the road supporting the mega-selling “black” album. One of the biggest shows that Indonesia had ever hosted, it ended with a riot that saw angry fans — many of whom were trying to get into the concert for free — burning cars and destroying public property, as well as sustaining countless physical injuries while fighting with the police.

Back in May, Widodo had to turn over his autographed METALLICA bass guitar to the government temporarily, while authorities determined whether the instrument was merely a gift or a violation of ethics rules. Widodo received the bass from METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, but had to give it up to the state within 30 days, according to laws regarding gifts to state officials.

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The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, attended the band’s August 25 concert in the city — 25 years to the day after the release of the band’s fourth album, “…And Justice For All”, and more than 20 years after their tumultuous first show in Indonesia.

“I am happy and satisfied with the concert,” Widodo said after the show. “No one got out of control last night. We showed them that Jakarta citizens are all dignified. We could rock the night away in an orderly fashion.”

60,000 Indonesian metal fans attended Sunday’s concert, where more than 2,000 security personnel were deployed.

METALLICA‘s last show in Indonesia took place in 1993 — at the peak of the band’s commercial popularity while they were on the road supporting the mega-selling “black” album. One of the biggest shows that Indonesia had ever hosted, it ended with a riot that saw angry fans — many of whom were trying to get into the concert for free — burning cars and destroying public property, as well as sustaining countless physical injuries while fighting with the police.

Back in May, Widodo had to turn over his autographed METALLICA bass guitar to the government temporarily, while authorities determined whether the instrument was merely a gift or a violation of ethics rules. Widodo received the bass from METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, but had to give it up to the state within 30 days, according to laws regarding gifts to state officials.

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According to BeritaJakarta.com, 2,694 personnel will be deployed and eight security posts will be established in time for tomorrow night’s (Sunday, August 25) METALLICA concert at the 54,000-capacity Gelora Bung Karno Stadium in Jakarta, Indonesia.

According to Jakarta police spokesman Rikwanto, the force to be deployed consists of joint security personnel from Jakarta Police, Central Jakarta Resort Police, police car brigades, the army, as well as fire-handling officers. “They will be deployed in spread-out manner,” he said. “Some are placed outside the stadium with traffic officers, while some others are put at entrance and exit gates.”

In addition, concert-goers will be required to go through metal detectors at the entrance to the concert area and the fans’ belongings will be checked to prevent any prohibited items from getting into the stadium.

Rikwanto has also urged METALLICA fans to buy tickets from only from the counters at the stadium and avoid purchasing tickets from brokers. “If tickets in the counters have sold out, that means the tickets selling is already closed. Do not buy ticket at any other place,” he said.

One of the people attending the concert will be Jakarta governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi), who has reportedly bought 7 “festival-class” tickets. “It is more fun [to see the show] that way,” he explained. “Watching a rock concert should be done while standing. Why should we just sit neatly in chairs?”

METALLICA‘s last show in Indonesia took place in 1993 — at the peak of the band’s commercial popularity while they were on the road supporting the mega-selling “black” album. One of the biggest shows that Indonesia had ever hosted, it ended with a riot that saw angry fans — many of whom were trying to get into the concert for free — burning cars and destroying public property, as well as sustaining countless physical injuries while fighting with the police.

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A video recap of EYES SET TO KILL’s trip to Jakarta, Indonesia to perform at the JakCloth 2013 Summer Fest on June 20 can be seen below.

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The governor of Jakarta, Indonesia, Joko Widodo, recently had to turn over his autographed METALLICA bass guitar to the government temporarily, while authorities determined whether the instrument was merely a gift or a violation of ethics rules.

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According to The Jakarta Post, AEROSMITH has canceled its May 11 “The Global Warming” world tour concert at JIExpo in Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Indonesia “due to safety reasons.”

Promoter Ismaya Live announced the cancelation on its official web site, citing a letter sent by the AEROSMITH publicists Mitch Schneider Organization (MSO) in which the band explained: “Unfortunately, we have to can

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GUNS N’ ROSES members Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal (guitar), DJ Ashba (guitar), Dizzy Reed (keyboards) and Tommy Stinson (bass) took part in a press conference yesterday (Friday, December 14) in Jakarta, Indonesia ahead of the band’s planned concert in the city.

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Tonight’s (Saturday, December 15) GUNS N’ ROSES show in Jakarta, Indonesia at Lapangan D Senayan is officially postponed until tomorrow (December 16) and moved to MEIS (Mata Elang International Stadium) indoor stadium, Ancol.

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Touche Amore has teamed up with LA Weekly to post a new tour diary online covering the band’s recent time in Indonesia. Excerpts from the tour blog follows:

November 17th Jakarta, Indonesia: Our tour manager arrives 30 minutes late [to leave for] the airport. We rush through security and make it on to our flight with only a minute to spare. Some people say coffee and a healthy breakfast is the quickest way to get your body awake in the morning. I think having to run with equipment and bags around your neck through a foreign airport does the job even better.

The venue tonight is called Rossi Music. It reminds me of a punk squat you might play in Germany or Eastern Europe. Before we played, I had to run to the bathroom to take a quick piss. What I encountered was very confusing to my American eyes…a hole in the ground and next to it a bucket of water with a scoop. Thankfully this wasn’t another kind of emergency.
By the time it is our turn to play, we can tell the equipment has had quite the toll taken on it. The PA speakers are hardly functioning and the guitar heads are giving about half their ability. With a room full of kids, we push through it with excitement. Hearing so many voices so far from home know our words was one of the most exciting moments of our band’s history.

November 18th, 2012 Jogjakarta, Indonesia: I cannot put into words how terrifying [the twelve-hour drive to Jogjakarta] was. The way people drive consists of…speeding as fast as you can, then slamming on the breaks, and then veering into oncoming traffic to go around trucks and other vehicles. There are no seat belts in this van. Everyone flew out of their chairs multiple times and we were scared for our lives quite a lot.

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GUNS N’ ROSES will make its first-ever live appearance in one of the world’s most populated cities — Jakarta, Indonesia — on December 15 at the Lapangan D (D Field) Senayan.

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