METALLICA's January 28 concert at Raleigh, North Carolina's PNC Arena shattered the venue's attendance record with a crowd of 20,052 fans on hand.
"We are thrilled that METALLICA's performance set a new record for PNC Arena," said PNC Arena President Don Waddell. "It was our first time hosting the band, and the passion of their fans made it so memorable for us.
"PNC Arena has played host to many large events during its 19 years, so it's great to see an incredible band like METALLICA come in and knock out a new milestone in our history. Thank you to METALLICA, Q Prime Management and Live Nation for bringing this tour to the fans in Raleigh."
The METALLICA show was staged in the round, with one square stage in the center of the arena floor, and a chair-free floor filled with fans.
The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features a few firsts, including a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by the band's friend, comedian Jim Breuer; and a "Wherever I May Roam Black Ticket" that gives a limited number of fans floor access to any show on the tour.
The "WorldWired" set and stage design, designed by the show's director, Dan Braun, features an immersive concert experience with a 44' x 44' square main-stage equipped with several prop lifts located in the center of the arena.
The "WorldWired" show features the touring industry's first autonomous indoor drone swarm, with 99 micro drones dancing like fireflies for the song "Moth Into Flame".
METALLICA kicked off the 2018/2019 U.S. leg of the "WorldWired" arena tour in September at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.