METALLICA: Halifax Show Gets Green Light

According to, METALLICA‘s July 14 performance on the Garrison Grounds in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada will go ahead as planned after promoter Harold MacKay and Halifax “resolved” their dispute over permits and services for the concert.

The city had threatened to deny municipal services for the event unless MacKay repaid the CAD $359,550 shortfall from last year’s failed concerts to the city. MacKay and his wife Michelle were the principals in Power Promotional Events Inc., the company behind several major shows on the Halifax Common, including Paul McCartney in July 2009 and the BLACK EYED PEAS in the summer of 2010.

Power Promotional went out of business in October 2010, owing thousands of dollars to several suppliers.

The promoter for the METALLICA concert is MacKay Entertainment Inc., a new company headed by Michelle MacKay.

At 4:25 this afternoon, Halifax Regional Municipality issued the following statement:

MacKay Entertainment Inc. and Halifax Regional Municipality are very pleased to confirm that Rock The Hill is going forward as planned. In recent days, issues have been raised with respect to the provision of services associated with the concert. Any outstanding issues have been resolved. We look forward to residents and visitors enjoying a great time at a great concert in a great city.”

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