Metallica’s concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland this week drew a huge crowd. The amount of audience members added up to nearly one perfect of Finland's entire population.
Loudwire explained it this way, “As of 2017, Finland's population was tallied at 5.503 million, while 55,000 attended the Hämeenlinna performance at Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto on Tuesday night (July 16). The show bested the venue's previous attendance mark and became the biggest concert ever in the country of Finland.”
As their tradition goes, Metallica donated 55,000 euros to the Finnish children's charity, Hope Ry. All four members met with the organization prior to the show and learned that the money would help to support the hobbies for over 200 children for a full year.
Metallica continue to tour through Europe and will return stateside in the coming months.