The American heavy metal band Metallica will perform on Wednesday, May 8, 2019, in Milan, at the Ippodromo Snai – San Siro, as part of their WorldWired Tour 2019.
Metallica was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, by the drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist James Hetfield. The band’s current lineup comprises the founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo.
Till now, the band released ten studio albums, four live albums, a cover album, 37 singles and 39 music videos. Metallica won nine Grammy Awards from 23 nominations and sold over 125 million albums worldwide as of 2018.
Their new WorldWired Tour will start on May 1, 2019, at the Restelo Stadium in Lisbon. The tour consists of 25 new shows in 20 countries, which will touch cities like Milan, Zurich, Dublin, Brussels, Berlin, Moscow, Warsaw, Bucharest, Gothenburg and, for the first time in their career, Trondheim (Norway), Hameenlinna (Finland) and Tartu (Estonia).
The Milan concert is part of the Milano Summer Festival 2019, that will take place in the summer months, in Milan.
The San Siro Racetrack, dating back to the 1920s and renovated in 1975, can be considered a monument of national interest. The area, dedicated to live concerts and equestrian sport, is located on the outskirts of Milano, in Piazzale dello Sport.
The closest Metro Station is San Siro Ippodromo, on the Metro Line M5, about 650 meters away or about 8 minutes on foot from the San Siro Racetrack.