The iconic Metallica is scheduled for a May 22 appearance in the Ramat Gan stadium but producer Marcel Avram is charging no less than 600 shekel for the cheapest seats (around $159 according to today’s exchange rate) while floor seats are twice that price.
Israeli metal fans are livid at the insult and have already banded together on Facebook to initiate a boycott of the show. Over 540 fans have already committed to boycotting the show.
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. They propose that tickets should cost from 300 – 600 shekel depending on the quality of seat – prices that are still high for the Israeli metal scene – international bands come to Israel all the time and tickets generally run from the 175-250 range.