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Metallica’s WorldWired run breaks records in Finland

Metallica last night broke another box-office record with their ongoing WorldWired world tour, playing to 55,500 fans in Hämeenlinna, Finland.

The US metal band smashed records across Europe in 2017, the tour’s second year, including setting a best-ever attendance of 22,211 at the O2 in London. On 16 July, the WorldWired tour made its third stop in Finland (Metallica played Helsinki’s Hartwall Arena on 9 and 11 May 2018) at the open-air Kantola Event Park.

In addition to besting the venue’s attendance record, the show was the single-largest Finnish concert ever played by Metallica.

The show formed part of the 13th leg of the WorldWired world tour, produced by Live Nation. It has so far sold around 1.5 million tickets, for 25 shows in 20 European countries.

The European run ends in Germany in August, with the tour as a whole scheduled to come to a close at Mt Smart Stadium (47,000-cap.) in Auckland, New Zealand, on 2 November 2019.


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