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Metallica sets attendance record in Cincinnati

Band performed Wednesday at U.S. Bank Arena
Posted: 2:13 PM, Jan 31, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-31 14:13:54-05
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CINCINNATI — Legendary heavy-metal band Metallica holds a new record after Wednesday night’s performance in front of a sold-out crowd at U.S. Bank Arena.

According to a news release, 16,587 fans packed the venue setting a new record for the “largest single-day event attendance” for a reserved seating show.

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"We always expected the return of Metallica to be special and to see them break a single event attendance record solidifies Cincinnati's passion for live music," said U.S. Bank Arena Vice President and General Manager Kristin Ropp.

Previous record holders include:

  • Eric Church: 16,466 fans
  • Garth Brooks: 16,352 fans

Church may have a chance to reclaim his title with two upcoming shows at U.S. Bank Arena on Feb. 22 and Feb. 23.