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.
"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.