Heavy-metal band Metallica is continuing to break attendance records at venues across the U.S. on their ongoing North American tour.
Earlier this year, the group broke the attendance record for a single concert at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The show brought in 19,228 people, which was a part of BOK’s 10 for 10 series celebrating the venue’s first decade in the city. Since then, the band has broken records in Kentucky, Kansas, and Indiana.
On March 4, Metallica played a concert at the Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas to 15,690 fans, breaking the venue’s all-time attendance record, The Wichita Eagle reports. Previously, country legend George Strait drew in 14,680 fans during a concert in 2014. Then, WKYT reported that Metallica broke the attendance record at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky over the weekend as they played for 23,084 fans, breaking another Strait record from 2014.
Most recently, Metallica made history again when their concert set another attendance record at the 20-year-old Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Metallica visited the venue for gigs in 2004 and 2009, however, during their show Monday night, the crowd included 18,274 fans, making it the largest single-event show at the venue since Billy Joel’s show in November 2017. The Indy Star reported that the show included songs from Metallica’s most recent LP, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct, as well as classic hits like “Master of Puppets,” “Creeping Death,” and “One.”
Metallica is currently on the North America leg of their WorldWired Tour, announced back in February 2018. Their last show is tonight at the Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and is currently listed as sold-out. Following tonight’s gig, the group will take a brief break before heading overseas for shows across Europe, the UK, Australia, and New Zealand. They’ll wrap-up on Halloween in Auckland.
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