Metallica’s WorldWired tour is massive. It has hit number one on Billboard’s ‘Hot Tours’ list by a massive margin. A half-million people have seen Metallica between May and June, and many more, since. They have collectively shelled out almost 50 million dollars, and we have yet to see July/August data. Compare that to the number two slot on the list, Tim McGraw and Faith Hill at 8.9 million, and Ed Sheeran at eight million for the number three slot. Like I said….Massive. The Denver show alone netted 5.8 million and almost 52,000 fans.
“Full stadium runs can sometimes be a little intimidating. There’s all these things to worry about like, ‘You should really try to play maybe only on the weekend,’ and, ‘Where do you play on Tuesday?’ and some of those practicalities can get a little bewildering. We just threw caution to the wind. Doing a stadium run seemed like the perfect thing on the back of how well this record has been received and all the good will that’s out there in METALLICA’s world right now.”
Bloody hell, I’d say it paid off. Well done.
Transcription Credit, Blabbermouth
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