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Metallica concert: 4 members of organising team arrested

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Oct 29, 2011 at 05:19pm IST

New Delhi: Four members of the organising team of the Metallica concert that was supposed to be held in Gurgaon, have been arrested for cheating public. Notices have also been served to the owners of DNA event management company, which was organising the concert, who are in Bangalore.

The four arrested are DNA GM operations Rajesh Bachani, assistant managers Ashok, Savio Felerio and Umesh.

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The much-awaited Formula One concert by the American heavy metal band had to be cancelled on Friday after a reported 'gate crash' by hundreds of fans queuing up at Leisure Valley in Gurgaon since morning.

The organisers cited 'technical difficulties' as the reason to initially postpone the concert till 4 pm on Saturday. But the concert was later cancelled.

But the fans had a different story to tell as they blamed the organisers.

Rajesh Bachani of DNA event management company said that the tickets will be refunded. The organisers, however, said that the Bangalore concert will happen as per the schedule on October 30.

Meanwhile, the heavy metal band also issued a statement saying that the show had to be cancelled due to security concerns.

The fans had gathered to witness the band's lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (who joined the band in 1983), bassist Robert Trujillo singing and playing alongside Hetfield and Lars Ulrich.

Metallica came to the fore in 1981 and has not lost its shine even after a three-decade long journey. The band is known for albums like 1986 release "Master of Puppets", 1991 album "Metallica", which reportedly sold over 15 million copies in the US and 22 million copies worldwide and their last release "Death Magnetic".

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