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 thousand 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 destroyed in 2019-20).
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.
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.