Tickets for the much-awaited heavy metal band, Metallica, on October 30 are all sold out to ensure full-capacity at Palace Grounds. But will the event be held?
DNA Entertainment Networks, the event organisers, have not yet sought police permission, sources confirmed to DNA.
Even Additional Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), T Suneel Kumar, has confirmed that no permission has yet been sought from the police department for the Metallica’s mega event, ‘Rock in India’. He said: “A concert of this size to be held in this city requires the organisers to seek police permission and also police protection. I have only been reading media reports about this band performing in Bangalore, but no one has yet sought any permission from the police department.”
With just 23 days to go for the event, the police officials say it provides them little time to organise a large contingent of police and traffic personnel to ensure that routine life around Palace Grounds is not disturbed. At least 20,000 are expected to congregate on Palace Grounds.
However, regardless of whether the event will ultimately be held or not, black ticketing and second sale of tickets at very high premiums is already taking place.