Metallica toronto

Some Metallica fans could be denied entry to Toronto concert

Metallica is in Toronto tonight to play a charity concert at the Opera House in support of the Daily Bread Foodbank. Tickets were nearly impossible to snatch up, but after-market tickets were surprisingly easy to get your hands on thanks to one web site.

When tickets went on sale last week, they were first available for $25 to members of the Metallica fan club and then $100 for the general public, but they sold out in minutes. So how is it that one web site, TheTorontoOperaHouse.com, was selling individual tickets - some for as much as $1,588?

The opera house toronto

Opera House general manager Athena Ellinas-Towers says she hopes fans didn't buy any tickets from the site.

The venue's been aware of the web site for some time, but if concert-goers show up to pick up tickets purchased from this site they'll be denied entry.

The Opera House only honors tickets purchased through official ticket vendors like Ticketfly.

The Opera House has posted messages to their social media accounts trying to alert would-be ticket buyers of the situation.

We reached out to TheTorontoOperaHouse.com for comment but were unsuccessful. We'll update this article if we hear back.

Lead photo by

Gary Baker


Join the conversation Load comments

Latest in Music

Drake just signed a huge streaming deal with Caffeine to produce rap battles

Country musician announces show at El Mocambo indicating it might reopen this spring

BTS fans scramble to buy tickets for Toronto shows as presale begins

Guns N' Roses are coming to Toronto on 2020 tour

A local startup is putting earplug vending machines inside Toronto clubs

My Chemical Romance is coming to Toronto on their first tour in nine years

Someone wrote a song about what it's like taking the TTC subway in Toronto

10 must-see concerts in Toronto this February