The American band Metallica will perform in the open air in Letňany, Prague, next year. One of the most successful metal bands of all time, combining hard music with melodic hits, will return to the same place after two years, this time thanks to an event called the Prague Rocks. It has been organized several times by the Czech branch of the multinational concert agency Live Nation.
The concert will take place on June 22, 2022 at Letňany Airport and, in addition to Metallica, the American Five Finger Death Punch or Red Fang will perform at it, the organizers announced on Wednesday morning. Tickets priced from 1990 to 3490 crowns will be available for purchase in the Ticketmaster and Ticketportal networks from 1 July in the morning.
In previous years of Prague Rocks, ZZ Top, Kiss, Ozzy Osbourne or Hollywood Vampires performed with actor Johnny Depp in the role of guitarist.
PRAGUE ROCKS – METALLICA, FIVE DEATHS WITH A FINGER, RED FANG AND MORE!
June 22, 2022, Prague, Letňany Airport
Tickets on sale in the Ticketmaster and Ticketportal networks from 1 July 2021 at 9:00 am.
Ticket prices from 1990 to 3490 CZK.
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Metallica was last watched by 70,000 people in Letňany. As a year earlier, in addition to the hits Jožina z bažinů taken over from Ivana Mládka, the band played in Prague’s O2 arena. In the addition of Spit Out The Bone, the Czech flag shone from the screen.
“Metallica saves more with visual effects. You leave the Rammstein concert slowly grilled with a flood of fires. Metallica also uses it, but they take turns just to underline some dramatic moments. It’s the same with lights. Here, too, everything is in moderation. he doesn’t lose his music from the concert, “critic Josef Vlček wrote on the evening at Aktuálně.cz.
The band was founded in 1981 by drummer Lars Ulrich with guitarist and singer James Hetfield.
In the beginning, they were inspired by the bands Iron Maiden and Motörhead, but their first songs did not deny that Metallica also knew the California scene of wild hardcore punk. They gained popularity in the California metal underground with their vigorous hard style of thrash metal.
Fast Moth Into Flame from Metalliica’s album with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. | Video: Blackened recordings
Gradually, Metallica became one of the most successful rock formations at the turn of the millennium. She has won eight Grammy Awards and sold over 110 million records worldwide.
One of the most famous was the fifth album from 1991 called Black Album. His fame was confirmed by the band on tour in 2012, when they played him from the last song to the first. Visitors to Prague’s Eden also heard it.
In December 2013, the band held a concert in Antarctica, becoming the first band in the world to perform on any continent in one year. A year later, Metallica gave a concert at the Prague Exhibition Grounds, where she was invited by the Aerodrome festival, and in 2018 at the O2 Arena in Prague, where she unexpectedly included a cover version of Jožina z bažin by Ivana Mládka.
“Of course, I’m very pleased that such a famous and American band borrowed my song,” said Mládek, adding that when his son first called him for information, he had to ask if it was a Czech band. “I had no idea that someone like this has a concert in our country, nor did anyone young tell me. I usually only associate with grandparents. They only know Zíma and Strouhal’s seven,” Mládek said.
Last year, Metallica released a recording of a concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra under the name S & M2. “There have been many attempts to combine rock or pop with classics, and there has almost never been a miracle of a perfect, natural blend of two mostly opposing worlds. Metallica is still not there, “said critic Petr Korál about the album, according to whom the 80-member orchestra sometimes pulls the band.
On the contrary, the recording contains strong passages. “Nothing epochal has succeeded and the seekers of revolutionary deeds can remain calm. However, it would not be fair to say that S & M2 is a useless act, “stated Korál.