Metallica Smash The Record For Highest Attendance At The O2... Twice!

Written by Andy Ritchie / October 25, 2017

They came, they riffed, they blew our tiny little minds.

Metallica have just wrapped up their second show at The O2 on the UK leg of the WorldWired tour and aside from being a show like no other (scroll down for evidence), it was also a record-breaking double whammy for the LA titans. 

Playing in-the-round - i.e. in the middle of the venue floor on a circular stage - the band  smashed the record for the most people attending a show at The O2 ever. Not just once... but twice! After doing it once on Sunday night, 22,211 of you were there with horns in the air for night two. The previous record was set by Muse in 2016

Speaking of the achievement, The O2's Christian D'Acuna says: “Metallica smashed the attendance record during both of their shows at The O2. Not only did they achieve the highest attendance in our ten year history, they were easily one of the loudest we’ve had too. We know the fans absolutely loved every minute of it and they are truly one of the greatest bands in the world.”

And how did it look? Well, just feast your eyes on this lot...

Moths! #metallica #moths #drones #soldout #livenationuk #london

A post shared by Cat Munro (@cat_munro) on Oct 24, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT


What a gig!! Metallic at the O2. @o2music #followtherabbit #metallica

A post shared by oliver_phelps (@oliver_phelps) on Oct 24, 2017 at 3:08pm PDT


FADE TO BLACK #MetInLondon #Night2 #WorldWired #Metallica

A post shared by Metallica (@metallica) on Oct 25, 2017 at 7:02am PDT






#metallica #metalhead #theo2 #video #360 #hardwiredtoselfdestruct

A post shared by xcazaroox (@xcazaroox) on Oct 25, 2017 at 5:51am PDT

Basically, wow.

The remaining dates on the WorldWired tour are as follows...

26 - GLASGOW SSE Hydro
30 - BIRMINGHAM Genting Arena

If you're lucky, you might still be able to nab a ticket for Birmingham by following the link below...

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