The US rock band Metallica are set to play to around 70,000 fans at a
sold-out concert at Prague’s Letňany airfield on Sunday evening. Traffic
is barred from the vicinity of the venue until midnight and public
transport will be greatly reinforced for the event.
Metallica have played several times in the Czech Republic, most recently at Prague’s O2 Arena last year. Letňany has also hosted shows by Ed Sheeran, the Rolling Stones and other artists.
Prague has seen many memorable concerts over the years by international artists and a few which were legendary. This week, American heavy metal and thrash metal band Metallica was in town on the European leg of their world tour. Not only did the two-hour concert get stellar ratings, the band’s Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett made Czech music history when they performed Jožin z bažin by comedian Ivan Mládek and Banjo Band.
The US rock band Metallica performed a popular Czech song during a concert
in Prague on Monday night. The group surprised the crowd with an
impromptu-seeming rendition of Banjo Band’s Jožin z bažin.
The song was written by the latter’s leader Ivan Mládek and first released in the 1970s, before becoming a YouTube sensation 10 years ago.
Metallica performed songs from throughout a career spanning almost four decades at a sold-out O2 Arena.
Organisers have confirmed that American hard rock band Metallica will perform in Prague for the first time in four years during the European leg of their current tour. The concert is to take place on May 7 at an arena in the city’s Vršovice district, Petr Novák of Live Nation confirmed. The opening act is to be a French hard rock group called Gojira (the Japanese name for the sci-fi movie monster Godzilla). Metallica will reportedly play material from the famous ‘black album’ to mark the 20+ years since its release. The album features some of the group’s best known material including the songs Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters.