Vancouver Scalpers Selling $5 METALLICA Charity Show Tickets For $50 Or More

According to The Vancouver Sun, tickets to METALLICA‘s $5 charity concert in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada are going for as much as $50 on Craiglist.

The band announced on Thursday that will be following up its full-priced Friday and Saturday night shows at Rogers Arena, which are being shot in 3D for the band’s upcoming feature-film project, with a much cheaper third performance on Monday.

All proceeds from tomorrow’s concert will benefit the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

Fans who attend the show are being asked to stick around for the entire evening as film crew will interrupt the band and the musicians promise “lots of breaks,” but the band has promised “a full night of fun and games.”

“We will be running through the full live show one last time,” reads a message on the METALLICA web site. “But unlike the Friday and Saturday shows there will be lots of breaks in it to allow for the cameras and lights to be repositioned as the director sees fit.”

A Craigslist seller who bought six tickets to Monday’s concert told The Vancouver Sun that he plans on attending the show with two other friends and selling the remaining three tickets for $50 each.

“I do feel a tinge of guilt, but I’m willing to do it anyway because I’m not exactly a rich guy,” he told the paper.

The group earlier in the year tapped award-winning director Nimród Antal to helm the movie. Charlotte Huggins (“Journey To The Center Of The Earth”, “Journey 2: The Mysterious Island”) will produce.

The film will be a marriage of narrative and concert and will star the “five” members of METALLICAJames Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, and the fans. It will be released in the summer of 2013.

Antal is best known for writing and directing the Hungarian-language film “Kontroll” (2003) that won several awards, including the Award of Youth at the 2004 Cannes Film Festival and the Gold Hugo prize at the Chicago International Film Festival. He also received a European Film Award nomination for Best Director. His credits include “Vacancy”, starring Kate Beckinsale and Luke Wilson, and “Armored”, starring Matt Dillon and Laurence Fishburne. In 2010 he was hired by Robert Rodriguez to direct “Predators”, featuring Adrien Brody.

Ulrich did hint to Rolling Stone a few months back what the film might be like, saying, “Imagine if you took [LED ZEPPELIN‘s concert film] ‘The Song Remains The Same’, which is 75 percent concert, 25 percent other stuff, and flipped it around. And all the non-concert footage, instead of being about the band members, is a story that unfolds, set against the backdrop of the concert.”



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