German thrash metal vets Destruction performed back-to-back sold-out shows at the Z7 club in Pratteln/Switzerland on Friday, July 3rd and Saturday, July 4th. The Swiss venue holds 1500 concert goers, though only 300 tickets were sold per day (to accommodate social distancing guidelines).
Following Friday’s show, Destruction posted:
Our first show since the Corona crisis took place yesterday in Switzerland and it was really amazing. The fans were keeping mostly the social distancing rules and the atmosphere was really positive! We are ALL hungry for some normality …
Switzerland allows concert under certain guidelines restricted by the government, our show had a maximum of 300 people in a 1500 capacity room. We all felt safe and could keep the distance. Thanks for the support and the respect. This is the way this is done right, for the future of our scene!
Following Saturday’s show, the band said:
WOW!!! What a weekend in Switzerland @Konzertfabrik Z7 – Pratteln – danke, merci, thanks, grazie, teşekkürler for the fantastic fans that came from all over Europe to see the gigs.
Respect for the discipline that the Metal community showed at these social distancing concerts, this is the way this should be done.
A big CHEERS to the Z7 team for the invitation, the love and the perfect administration.
We are all hoping and working on more shows, as soon as our governments will give us guidelines and options!
We have filmed part of the concert and have collected background infos. So there will be an aftershow movie coming soon – stay tuned! 😎🤘
According to setlist.fm, Destruction performed hits like “Nailed to the Cross,” “Bestial Invasion,” “Total Desaster,” “The Butcher Strikes Back,” “Thrash Attack,” “Curse The Gods,” and more during their 16-song set on Saturday night.
Check out fan-filmed videos (including clips of openers Poltergeist and Comaniac) from this past weekend below.