30 years after Metallica’s first concert in Mexico, when Salinas de Gortari was the boss

Fans of the Mexican band have been waiting at least four years for Metallica to play concerts in Mexico (File)

in 1993, metallica He played for Aztec lands for the first time in his career. There were five nights when the iconic thrash metal band performed a famous gig Sports Palacein Mexico City, the Federal District at that time, and fell in love with thousands of Mexicans who had been waiting for the opportunity to meet their idols for years.

At that time, world concerts were starting to write a story in Mexico, so the nights were really special for fans of metal and music in general. The controversial band that originated from Angelspromote it black albumAnd after the announcement of the concerts in the country, excitement escalated.

The band’s Mexican fans had been waiting for at least four years for Metallica to give concerts in Mexico, and finally, during Carlos Salinas de Gortari’s six-year tenure, in 1993, the dream of many finally came true. All five concerts were completely sold out.

In Mexico, Metallica presented the No Elsewhere To Tour Tour (File)

From February 27 to March 2, 1993, parties were held, which were so memorable that they were part of the iconic Direct shit: binges and purgesAnd Video material, preferred to this day by many of his fans, which collected photos not only from performances in Mexico, but also from concerts in San Diego, California and Seattle, Washington, with performances from his previous tours.

It was the band’s first live album, and contained material from three tours. in Mexico, Metallica foot There is no other place to roam.

Some of the songs that Metallica fans were able to enjoy those five nights at the Palacio de los Deportes were Enter Sandman, fade to black, for whom the bell tolls, sad but true, seek and destroy, kindle, Iconic nothing else matters And the famous Master of puppetsa song that recently returned to the popularity charts for being part of the soundtrack to the hit Netflix series, Weird things.

One of the tickets for Metallica’s concert in Mexico (file)

Those who attended those symbolic nights report some curiosities, such as the one where they say, Joe ElliottBritish band vocalist fellow Def Leppard She was present at the “Snake Pit”, the area closest to the Metallica concert stage.

During that band’s stay in Mexico, Lars Ulrich, founder and drummer of the group, took the opportunity to visit the pyramids of Teotihuacan. There are pictures online from that moment, where you can see him wearing a blue denim shirt and sunglasses.

March 2, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the last concert of a tour that surprised the whole world and made hundreds of thousands of Mexican fans fall in love (Photo by Pete Steele/Redferns)

On YouTube, a commercial can still be seen for nostalgics to enjoy, announcing the band’s last five concerts. In the footage, a male voice is heard saying: “On March 2, the Palacio de los Deportes will be the last sanctuary for the snake, metallicafifth job, last sites”.

March 2, 2023 marks the 30th anniversary of the last concert of a tour that surprised the whole world and with which hundreds of thousands of Mexican fans fell in love. It was the birth of a relationship the North American band refuses to break with the country.

The following year, Metallica announced its return to Aztec lands M72 World Tour in 2024, after performing for the last time at Foro sol in 2017. It is a special tour promoting his new album 72 seasons. The tour will kick off in Europe and the United States, and promises to be special because of its format: two concerts in the same city with completely different set lists.

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