Metallica has once again made history, this time by shattering the attendance record at St. Louis' Dome at America's Center. The band's two headlining concerts, held on November 3 and 5, brought in a staggering 100,000 attendees, the highest-ever attendance at the venue.
Metallica celebrated the occasion with a massage on social media: "The #MetallicaFamily made history during #M72STL. Over 100,000 tickets were sold to our No Repeat Weekend gigs at The Dome, setting the record for most tickets sold for any event since the venue opened in 1995! Thanks for coming out to see us, St. Louis!"
This is the second time this year that Metallica breaks attendance records, the first one happened at the SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA, when the band's two performances drew roughly 78,000 fans, beating pop superstar Taylor Swift's previous record.
Metallica's "M72" tour, in support of the band's latest album 72 Seasons, features a bold new in-the-round stage design that relocates the famed Metallica Snake Pit to center stage, allowing promoters to sell more tickets than usual. The band's stage is also hollow in the center, providing even more space for fans.