Woman Gives Birth During Metallica Show As Band Performs ‘Enter Sandman’
A woman gave birth to a baby boy during a Metallica show in Curitiba, Brazil on Saturday night (May 7).
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The metal band were performing at the city’s Estádio Couto Pereira stadium as part of their current South American tour, which was postponed from April 2020 due to the COVID pandemic.
Like Consequence of sound reports, tattoo artist Joice M. Figueiró was 39 weeks pregnant when she attended the concert last weekend and began having contractions after Metallica took the stage.
The waters of Figueiró broke on the way to the outpatient clinic of the place, and there was not enough time to get to the maternity ward of a hospital.
The new mother then shared the story on Instagram alongside an image of her son, Luan Figueiró, who she said was born at 11:15 p.m. “shaking all the metal structures.”
“When would I imagine I was at the Metallica show at 39 weeks pregnant and this boy decided to be born right there, three songs before the show ended, to Couto Pereira to the sound of ‘Enter Sandman’? ” Figueiró wrote (translation).
“Every show I go to something has to happen, but this time I think I outdid myself haha.”
Metallica then shared the Figueiró news on their official Instagram Stories feed.
The band are due to wrap up their South American concert series in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, this Thursday, May 12, before making appearances at US festivals BottleRock (May 27) and Boston Calling (May 29).
Over the summer, Metallica will play many European festivals, including Mad Cool, NOS Alive and Rock Werchter. You can see the band’s full schedule for 2022 here.
In other news, Metallica recently released an addition to their Blackened American whiskey line called Rye The Lightning.
Named after their iconic 1984 album “Ride The Lightning”, the new liquor was crafted by using the low hertz frequencies of the band’s music to vibrate the drums.