The Big 4 – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Anthrax – play Indio, Calif. on April 23

Posted: January 25, 2011 by Nathan Kam in Random Raves & Rants
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UPDATE: MetClub members have the opportunity to purchase tickets in advance before the general public gets a shot at them tomorrow morning at 10 a.m. via Ticketmaster. So I couldn’t help myself but to by them for me and my brother -in-law.  Can’t believe we’re doing this. It’s going to be epic! General admission tickets are $99 and VIP tickets are $199. Good luck getting yours tomorrow. And if you’re from Hawaii heading to the show, hit me up.

The moment metal heads have been waiting for! The big announcement on Facebook this morning revealed that The Big 4 – Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, and Anthrax – will take the stage together on April 23, 2011, at the Empire Polo Club in IndIo, Calif. for the first and only time in the U.S. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 8 a.m. HST (10 a.m. PT). Guess who’s already making plans to be at this epic show?! 😉

The announcement of only one show date also brought with it frustration and disappointment from fans who had no trouble venting it on The Big 4 Facebook fan page. I can understand why, but honestly, I’m just glad there’s an opportunity to see this gig in the states.

Not knowing where Indio, Calif. or the Empire Polo Club is, I did a Google search to learn it’s a pretty nice venue a little south east of Palm Springs. It’s surrounded by hotels and what seems like dozens of GOLF COURSES, including Indian Wells, TPC Stadium Course, Mission Hills. Should make for a couple of fun days in the area before or after the show. And speaking of the show, here’s a teaser video below:

So my prayer for a Hawaii show was unanswered. But at least it’s going down on the West Coast. So what’s the fastest and most cost efficient way to do this? Fly into LAX or SNA and drive? Pay more and fly into PSP or ONT? Any recommendations on hotels in the area? And perhaps the most important question…are you going too?!!

See you at the Empire Polo Club in April!. \m/



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