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METALLICA’s ‘WorldWired’ Tour Smashes UK Attendance Records
November 9th, 2017

San Francisco, California-based heavy metal band Metallica have set new attendance records at each of the shows they played on their recent UK tour.

Metallica WorldWired – presented by Live Nation – played five sold out UK Arena shows during October. On the opening night at London’s O2 Arena, Metallica pulled in a crowd of 22,134, the following night they broke their own record for the best attended single concert performance by one headliner with a crowd of 22,211. It was the same story on the rest of the tour as a crowd of 13,111 packed into Glasgow’s The SSE Hydro to set a new attendance record, and in Birmingham at the Genting Arena Metallica drew in a record breaking crowd of 15,604.

Commenting on the achievement, Live Nation’s Executive President of UK Touring Andy Copping said: “This has been an incredible achievement by Metallica – the band and everyone around them have been a pleasure to work with and they staged one of the greatest indoor shows I have ever seen.”

Metallica performed in Europe between September and November 2017 on the first European leg of their global WorldWired Tour, with the second leg of the trek scheduled to run between February and May 2018. Supporting on all dates are Stavanger / Oslo, Norway-based rock group Kvelertak.

The full list of dates are as follows:

2017

Sep 04 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sep 06 – Amsterdam, Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
Sep 08 – Paris, France, AccorHotels Arena
Sep 10 – Paris, France,AccorHotels Arena
Sep 12 – Lyon, France, Halle Tony Garnier
Sep 14 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Sep 16 – Cologne, Germany, Lanxess Arena
Oct. 22 – London, England, The O2 Arena
Oct. 24 – London, England, The O2 Arena
Oct. 26 – Glasgow, Scotland, The SSE Hydro
Oct. 28 – Manchester, England, Manchester Arena
Oct. 30 – Birmingham, England, Genting Arena
Nov 01 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
Nov 03 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis

2018

Feb. 01 – Lisbon, Portugal, MEO Arena
Feb. 03 – Madrid, Spain, Wizink Center
Feb. 05 – Madrid, Spain, Wizink Center
Feb. 07 – Barcelona, Spain, Palau Sant Jordi
Feb. 10 – Turin, Italy, Pala Alpitour
Feb. 12 – Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
Feb. 14 – Bologna, Italy, Unipol Arena
Feb. 16 – Mannheim, Germany, SAP Arena
Mar. 27 – Herning, Denmark, Jyske Bank Boxen
Mar. 29 – Hamburg, Germany, Barclaycard Arena
Mar. 31 – Vienna, Austria, Wiener Stadthalle
Apr. 02 – Prague, Czech Republic, O2 Arena
Apr. 05 – Budapest, Hungary, Sports Arena
Apr. 07 – Stuttgart, Germany, Schleyerhalle
Apr. 09 – Stuttgart, Germany, Schleyerhalle
Apr. 11 – Geneva, Switzerland, Palexpo
Apr. 26 – Munich, Germany, Olympiahalle
Apr. 28 – Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
Apr. 30 – Leipzig, Germany, Leipzig Arena
May 02 – Oslo, Norway, Telenor Arena
May 05 – Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
May 07 – Stockholm, Sweden, Ericsson Globe
May 09 – Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena
May 11 – Helsinki, Finland, Hartwall Arena

The dates were scheduled in support of tenth Metallica studio album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct, issued in November 2016 through their own Blackened Recordings label.

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