On July 18, 2007, Metallica performed in Moscow at the Grand Sports Arena of the Luzhniki Olympic Complex. The concert took place in the program of the Tuborg GREENFEST Festival and as part of the “Sick of the Studio` 07” world tour.
A special guest from Finland, the famous band HIM, performed before the long-awaited Metallica show. More than 60 thousand spectators gathered at the Luzhniki Olympic stadium. Fans of rock music got a powerful drive and positive energy.
JSA, at the invitation of the concert organizer SAV Entertainment and strongly advised by the technical management of Metallica, contracted the stage installation project for the event. The desire of the Metallica production team to work with JSA was due to the positive experience of setting up the stage the year before at the Metallica show in Tallinn on the Folk Song Field on June 13, 2006.
The staging department of JSA built a stage from Layher Allround Scaffolding elements with a total width of 60m and a steel modular Layher Cassette Roof measuring 25 x 15m and a height of up to 20m. The entire stage complex was designed according to the parameters of a technical rider for the European Metallica tour and taking into account the loads for the suspension equipment. FOH tower and several towers for sound equipment were additionally built on the field of the stadium. In addition, JSA has installed crowd barriers for the dance floor and safety barriers around the erected temporary structures on the field.
PRESS RELEASE – Internet Portal: JSA STRUCTURES WITHSTOOD THE “PRESSURE” OF METALLICA / JSA Press Release
Internet News Portal – LIFE Today: METALLICA GOES TO MOSCOW!
Business newspaper – VZGLYAD (SIGHT): ROCK GROUP METALLICA WILL PERFORM IN LUZHNIKI JULY 18 (2007)
Show Master Magazine (3-5007-50): JSA STRUCTURES WITHSTOOD THE “PRESSURE” OF METALLICA
Lighting & Sound magazine / LSI online: JSA STAGES METALLICA IN RUSSIA
Версия на русском языке:
КОНЦЕРТ METALLICA В ЛУЖНИКАХ
НА БОЛЬШОЙ СПОРТИВНОЙ АРЕНЕ
You can see additional information and photos of the Metallica concert on the JSA stage in Tallinn (Estonia) on June 13, 2006:
And also, more information and photos of the Metallica concert in St. Petersburg, a year later – on July 18, 2008:
Below is an additional set of photos of the Metallica concert in Moscow. Fans had been waiting for this concert since 1991 after its first performance in Russia at the famous Monsters of Rock festival at the Tushino airfield in Moscow. There were more than half a million fans of metal rock at that time. It was a significant musical event after the collapse of the USSR. Bands also performed on the big stage: E.S.T., The Black Crowes, Pantera, and the main headliner – AC/DC.
After Metallica’s live show at the TUBORG GREENFEST, an official double CD was released: METALLICA – Sick of the Studio ’07 / Live in Moscow, Luzhniki Stadium, July 18, 2007
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