On June 13, 2006, in Tallinn, on the famous Song Festival Grounds, a concert of Metallica took place. That was the only performance in Eastern Europe within the framework of the “Escape From The Studio’06” tour. The arrival of the tough rock metalheads caused a great stir in the capital of Estonia. There were about 80 thousand spectators on the field. Fans from neighboring countries – Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, and Russia came to watch the bright and dynamic performance of rock musicians.
For this exclusive Metallica show, JSA Stage Company delivered from Moscow and installed a 28×18.5m stage with a 15m roof height, towers for hanging side LED screens, two control tents (FOH), and several sound towers. All structures were assembled from Layher Allround Scaffolding elements and Layher Cassette Roof.
A few days before the start of the installation, at the request of the concert organizers, JSA specialists figured out how to move the stage structure back and install it on the front rows of the stationary ledges of the local building. That made it possible to increase the territory capacity by five thousand spectators.
About 11 tons of lighting devices, 7 tons of sound equipment and video screens with a total weight of 4 tons, including a large rear screen 24 x 10 meters weighing 2.5 tons, were placed on the stage. The total width of the stage complex was 60 meters. JSA specialists not only completed the contract work, but also made improvements to the design of the stage together with the production office Metallica, increasing the number of front podiums, as well as optimizing the “backstage” zone for artists.
The skills and creativity of JSA professionals were appreciated by the management and production office of Metallica, concert promoters – BDG, Welldone, and EMA Telstar, as well as JSA partners in the Baltics – PRO1 Stage, Telinek, and Eventech..
Show Master Magazine (2-2006-45): METALLICA IN TALLINN
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You can also see information and photos about the production of stage structures by JSA for other Metallica concerts:
Below we present an additional set of photos of the Metallica rock-concert in Tallinn at the Estonian Folk Song Field (06/13/2006):
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