On July 18, 2008, Metallica performed in St. Petersburg as part of their World Magnetic Tour. That was the first and long-awaited visit of the famous metal rockers to the big city on the Neva River. About 20,000 spectators attended the show of their favorite band. The concert was at the Sports and Concert Complex – Peterburgsky. This unique building doesn’t exist today (it was closed and dismantled in 2019-20).
For this show, at one of the largest indoor arenas in Europe (at that time), JSA SPb installed a large stage based on Layher Allround Scaffolding and provided the production team of Metallica with 40 Prolyft chain hoists (lifting capacity 1000 kg). It was a good promotion for this product since JSA became the exclusive partner of PROLYTE PRODUCTS / GROUP for the sale of their products in Russia and Ukraine (from 2003 to 2013).
Magazine – Show Master (3-5008-54): JSA & METALLICA
Версия на русском языке:
КОНЦЕРТ METALLICA В СКК “ПЕТЕРБУРГСКИЙ”
ПЕРВОЕ ШОУ ГРУППЫ В САНКТ ПЕТЕРБУРГЕ
You can also see additional information and photos of the Metallica concert on the JSA stage in Tallinn (Estonia) on June 13, 2006:
And some more information and photos of the Metallica concert in Moscow, which took place exactly one year before the show in the Northern Capital – on July 18, 2007:
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