2019 – Metallica draws 1% of Finland’s population to a single concert on this day in Rock!
The WorldWired Tour is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, which was released on November 18, 2016. It is also their first worldwide tour after the World Magnetic Tour six years earlier.
The tour started on October 26, 2016 in Puerto Rico, followed by four more dates on the Latin American tour.
A performance at the 59th annual Grammy Awards on February 12, 2017, was also a part of the tour.
In 2018, the WorldWired Tour reached another $67.9 million from 37 shows, 24 in Europe and 13 in North America. The tour has grossed $426.9 million, from 139 concerts three years since it began in 2016 and now is the ninth highest-grossing tour of all time.
Metallica brought their WorldWired tour to Finland drawing almost one per cent of the country’s population in a record-breaking concert. The show at Kantola Event Park in the city of Hämeenlinna was attended by over 55,000 people. That’s about one per cent of Finland’s entire population of more than 5.5 million people.