Tuesday, June 15, 2004
The bend Metallica, an American heavy metal legend, appeared in Belgrade for the first time within its European tour on June 15, 2004, thus cheering their numerous fans at the crammed Partizan Stadium. On that occasion, the latest St.Anger album was promoted.
The Band was complete, also including Lars Ulrich, the drum player, who was in hospital for a short time at the beginning of June. A great number of Belgrade’s citizens who live closer and farther from the Stadium were kept woken up by 800,000 watts.
Monday, June 19, 2006
Petrovaradin Fortress, Novi Sad
„He exists, he has arrived and he is singing for us“ is just one of the comments which could be heard at Sting's concert performed at Petrovaradin Fortress on Monday evening. It might sound prosaic or even pathetic, but it is something that you can always count on when it comes to emotions, and they were abundant this evening.
In front of an audience of about 20,000 people, Sting was showing, for almost two hours, how the Big ones did it and why his name was followed by a star and the title of the British Sir. That was why many (expected?) comments were not heard, as well as a bit of contempt couldn't be even seen although the audience's wish for more songs was not carried out.
Generally, anyone who was at the Fortress that evening, can rightfully say that he or she was treated with respect, at least when it comes to musicians. The same as it may be said that Sting didn't come to „knock off“ Novi Sad, but the famous perfectionist made the audience feel that the world's guest had arrived with the coordinated team and left nothing at random, not even more encore appearances than it had been foreseen.
Sting gave the priority of appearance to Joe Sumner his son, who was warming up the audience with his band Fiction Plane. It wasn't being waited long for the scene to be darkened and when the Fortress heard the first measures of Message in Bottle after „Good evening Novi Sad and Serbia“ having been said, it was clear that what the audience could listen to on the records or compact CDs was not „made-up“ in the studio, polished and unachievable alive. When it comes to Sting, that is why it doesn't surprise that there is no deception and that he is the one who can sing, being in complete harmony with the instrument he plays, all the concert - breathlessly.
For this reason, the comments of the ones having heard the songs such as Englishman in New York, Walking On The Moon, Fields of Gold, Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic, Shape Of My Heart among other songs, do not surprise, because they sensed that they finally saw and heard, in front of them, what they could only listen to on players or gramophones.
Thursday, 25. September 2008.
Jaz beach, Budva, Montenegro
International pop superstar Madonna will hold a concert in Montenegro, the local press is reporting, while on a global tour to celebrate her 50th birthday.
The concert will take place on Budva’s Jaz Beach in either late August or early September, where the Rolling Stones played last year.
Monday, 25 Maj, 2009.
AC/DC, the legendary Australian rock and roll and heavy metal band, rocked Belgrade Tuesday evening at the Partizan stadium, playing to what organisers estimated were 45,000 fans.
The concert, which was touted as the spectacle of the year, lived up to expectations. With a spectacular stage set up 21 meters deep and 75 meters high, in the northern part of the stadium, fans had great access and views to their rock idols.
The band started with a locomotive pulling up on stage, followed by more intense visual and sound affects, and ended the concert with cannon fire.
The concert lasted a little over two hours after getting a late start, playing some new songs from their "Black Ice" album. But most songs were from their greatest hits.