Although the breakout of swine flu that originated in Mexico has led numerous musical acts to cancel performances there, Metallica is not backing down. According to a post at the website of Avenged Sevenfold, who will open the shows, Metallica has booked three concerts in Mexico City on June 4th, 6th and 7th. Although Mexico City is where the flu first surfaced, Mexican health secretary Jose Angel Cordova said on Thursday (April 30th) that the number of cases seemed to be stabilizing, which means the crisis could be passed by the time Metallica arrives next month.In another flu-related incident, Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher wrote on his blog that the band landed at the airport in Caracas, Venezuela only to see the place filled with people wearing masks. Gallagher added, “I swear at that point I did a massive sneeze and the entire airport fell silent and started to stare!!”

Billboard.com reported on Thursday that dozens and dozens of concerts across Mexico were canceled or postponed, while premieres and press junkets for new movies like X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Star Trek and Terminator Salvation were also either scrapped or in jeopardy.


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7 Responses to “Metallica keeping swine flu-hit Mexico on tour schedule”

  1. #1 JunLee Arandia says:

    My brother got infected with H1N1 or Swine Flu in Mexico. He got a mild fever and luckily he did not die.

  2. #2 | Acne Treatments Asia says:

    If you look at the pandemic of 1977, when H1N1 or Swine Flu re-emerged after a 20 year absence, there is no shift in age-related mortality pattern. The 1977 “pandemic” is, of course, not considered a true pandemic by experts today, for reasons that are not entierely consistent. It certainly was an antigenic shift and not an antigenic drift. As far as I have been able to follow the current events, the most significant factor seems to have been that most people, who were severely affected, were people with other medical conditions.

  3. #3 Beatrice says:

    i think that in asian countries the Swine Flu did not spread rapidly compared to those countries that are located in colder climates. we should still be very thankful that the swine flu did not cause massive infections.

  4. #4 Teddy Blake says:

    2 of my cousins in mexico got infected with the swine flu virus. thank God, they recovered well. it is a great news that the pandemic on swine flu is gone now.

  5. #5 vane says:

    in fucking world metallica is best bend in all times !!! and in features ! for ever :@

  6. #6 Bed Guard  says:

    Swine Flue created a lot of mass panic during the height of its infection”,~

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