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Metallica Played To 1% Of Finland’s Entire Population Last Night

One in every 100 Finnish citizens went to Metallica’s show last night in Hämeenlinna.

Plenty of bands play crowds that most fans would be impressed by. To see even three hundred people in a room together to celebrate your music is pretty impressive. But it takes a pretty incredible band to play to a percentage of an entire country’s population. And yet that’s what Metallica did last night in Hämeenlinna, Finland, where they played to 55,000 fans — just about 1% of the entire population of Finland. 

That’s right — 1% of the population of the entire country. Google currently ranks Finland’s population as 5.503 million. Nevermind the fact that Metallica can play to 55,000 people at the drop of the hat — this means that 1 out of every 100 Finnish citizens was at Metallica’s show last night. 

The band posted the following video thanking the city for its incredible turnout:

This wasn’t Metallica’s only incredible feat at this stop on their tour. News Now Finland reports that the band also donated 55,000 Euros — ostensibly one for each ticket sold — to children’s charity Hope Ry. So overall, a productive tour stop by metal’s biggest band.

Metallica will continue their WorldWired tour throughout Europe this summer, with Australian dates with Slipknot coming up in the fall. Catch them at one of the following live shows:


18 Tartu, Estonia @ Raadi Airfield
21 Moscow, Russia @ Luzhniki Stadium 


14 Bucharest, Romania @ Arena Națională
16 Vienna, Austria @ Ernst-Happel-Stadion
18 Prague, Czech Republic @ Airport Letnany
21 Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy
23 Munich, Germany @ Olympiastadion
25 Mannheim, Germany @ Palastzelt Maimarktgelände 


6 San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center
8 San Francisco, CA @ Chase Center 


17 Perth, Australia @ Optus Stadium
20 Adelaide, Australia @ Adelaide Oval
22 Melbourne, Australia @ Marvel Stadium
24 Melbourne, Australia @ Marvel Stadium
26 Sydney, Australia @ ANZ Stadium
29 Brisbane, Australia @ QSAC
31 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt. Smart Stadium 


2 Auckland, New Zealand @ Mt. Smart Stadium 

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Posted on July 17th 2019, 6:56p.m.
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