Returning to Estonia for the fourth time, Metallica gave a sold-out show to 60,000 at Raadi Airfield in Tartu on Thursday night.
Part of its Worldwired Tour, the American band's only outdoor show in the Baltics took place at Raadi Airfield, located immediately behind the Estonian National Museum (ERM).
Opening for Metallica were Ghost (Sweden) and Bokassa (Norway).
Metallica has previously performed in Estonia on three occasions — in 1999, 2006, and 2009. The first two times they performed at Tallinn Song Festival Grounds; the third at Saku Suurhall.
The band's Worldwired Tour kicked off in 2016, shortly before the debut of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct."
Nods to locals
On this tour, Metallica has performed a local song at each concert, and in Tartu, guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo performed Estonian punk band Vennaskond's popular hit "Insener Garini hüperboloid."
The band and its nonprofit All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) also donated a portion of their ticket proceeds, or €27,500 each, to the Tallinn Children's Hospital Foundation and the Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer.
A portion of every ticket sold for #MetInTartu has helped @Metallica contribute to Tallinn Children's Hospital Foundation & The Estonian Association of Parents of Children with Cancer, helping each support children living with cancer & their families. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH pic.twitter.com/Tv4MKQbp1O— All Within My Hands Foundation (@AWMHFoundation) July 18, 2019
Editor: Aili Vahtla