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    Indian fans of American band Metallica vandalize the stage after the concert was postponed, in Gurgaon, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Oct. 28, 2011. According to Indian news agency Press Trust of India, rock band Metallica's maiden concert in India failed to kick off Friday triggering chaos at the venue and leaving thousands of fans disappointed. After citing technical problems for the postponement, the concert organizers said concert will be held tomorrow. (AP Photo/Tsering Topgyal)
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NEW DELHI >> Thousands of disappointed fans have broken chairs and torn posters after organizers canceled a Metallica concert on the outskirts of the Indian capital.

The Press Trust of India news agency says police arrested four people from the company that had organized the concert on charges of cheating people who had waited for hours for the scheduled Friday performance by the American heavy metal band.

Organizers said the concert was called off due to technical difficulties.

Metallica promised full refunds to those who had bought tickets.

The concert was part of the buildup to Sunday’s Indian Grand Prix Formula One race in New Delhi.

Metallica is scheduled to perform in the southern Indian city of Bangalore on Sunday.

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