Metallica breaks KFC Yum! Center attendance record

LOUISVILLE, Ky.  More than 23,000 concertgoers packed the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday night for Metallica’s WorldWired Tour. Total attendance for the evening was 23,084, breaking the venue’s all-time concert attendance record previously set by George Strait in March 2014.

Louisville also broke the attendance record for the 2018-19 North American leg of the WorldWired Tour, becoming the highest selling stop on Metallica’s current 35-city tour. This was the band’s first-ever performance at the KFC Yum! Center since it opened in October 2010.

This record-breaking performance comes just weeks after the KFC Yum! Center announced they hosted the highest attended concerts for four artists in 2018. Kid Rock, Pink, Elton John and Bob Seger all hosted their largest selling performances of 2018 at the KFC Yum! Center.

“Metallica was incredible from start to finish. The fan’s excitement and energy could be felt throughout the arena all evening,” said Eric Granger, KFC Yum! Center general manager. “We are proud to continue to work with the world’s leading live entertainment companies to bring the world’s largest touring acts to Louisville and grateful for the community’s continued support of the KFC Yum! Center and artists who play the venue.”

For information on upcoming events, visit kfcyumcenter.com.

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