“The US Festival” Heavy Metal Day 1983

The US Festival lasted three days, with each day featuring a unique theme.

Metalheads wrote May 29th on their calendars as the ultimate day to celebrate: Heavy Metal Day.

Over 300,000 metal fans flocked to see their favourite bands perform live.

Quiet Riot took the stage at 12:10 p.m. and delivered a fantastic performance of “Danger Zone”. With unwavering passion, the band continued to captivate the audience, delivering hit after hit from their critically acclaimed “Metal Health” album.

Coming up next at 1:20 pm, the fresh faces of Mötley Crüe will be gracing the stage. Fresh off recording “Shout at the Devil”, the band treated the audience to a sneak peek of some tracks from their upcoming album. Vince Neil boldly declared, “It was the day new wave died and rock n’ roll took over”.

Classic Rock – Live Concerts

The iconic madman himself, Ozzy Osbourne, at the stage at 2:50pm alongside his talented new guitarist, Jake E. Lee. An unforgettable performance as Ozzy treats us to a mind-blowing show, featuring tracks from his first two solo albums and a sprinkle of timeless Black Sabbath classics.

Coming up next at 4:30 pm, was Judas Priest, led by the incredible vocalist Rob Halford. Priest ignites the stage, delivering one electrifying hit after another. Their performance will culminate with the unforgettable tunes “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin” and “Hell Bent for Leather”.

Moscow Music Peace Festival 1989

Next at 6:10 pm, is Canadian band Triumph taking the stage. Fresh off the release of their album Never Surrender, they are ready to put on an amazing performance featuring a mix of new tracks and beloved classics from their early years.

At 7:55 pm, Scorpions took the stage by storm. As per those lucky enough to witness it, their performance was nothing short of mind-blowing. The band delivered a set of 14 songs, treating the audience to beloved classics like “No One Like You” and “The Zoo”.


And at the stroke of 10 pm, Van Halen graced the stage with their electrifying presence. For a staggering duration of more than 2 hours, the band unleashed a symphony of over 20 songs. Treating the crowd to beloved classics like “Unchained”, “Ain’t Talkin” and “Bout Love”.

Fun fact: Van Halen once received a whopping 1.5 million dollars for a single performance, making it the highest amount ever paid to any act for a show!

source: This Day in Metal


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