METALLICA‘s October 20 concert the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania shattered the venue’s attendance record with a crowd of 15,588 fans on hand.

“We are honored to host METALLICA on their record-breaking performance at the Bryce Jordan Center,” said general manager Al Karosas. “Thank you to METALLICA for allowing us to celebrate an extraordinary night with you.”

The show marked the metal band’s first performance in Happy Valley since the late 1990s.

“Why haven’t we ever come back here?” Lars Ulrich, METALLICA‘s drummer, asked the crowd.

The second North American leg of METALLICA‘s “WorldWired” features in-the-round production and 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 on September 2 at the Kohl Center in Madison, Wisconsin.