Metallica performed in St. Petersburg as a part of the World Magnetic Tour. This was the first visit of band to the city on the Neva. Sports Cultural Complex (Covered Arena) – Peterburgskiy / July 18, 2018 / about 20,000 spectators.
On June 13, 2006, the first Festival “Stop Counterfeit” in support of the musicians copyright was held in Kirovsky Stadium in St. Petersburg. The event was held as the cultural part of the XXXII Summit G8 / meeting of the heads of state and government, which took place in the Konstantinovsky Palace in Strelna near St. Petersburg / from July 15 to 17, 2006.