Tour Journals

2016

February 6, 2016 at 11:09pm

Too Heavy 4 Halftime!

What a great night!!! 40,000 Metallica fans descended on AT&T Park in San Francisco to have a next level Super Bowl celebration. Too Heavy for Halftime, indeed! We hope you enjoyed the live stream - you'll be able to watch it on YouTube for another 24 hours so, if you want to go back and listen to "Ride the Lightning" or "The Memory Remains" again, go for it!

2016

February 6, 2016 at 9:23pm

The Boys Are Back In Town

What a great way to kick off The Night Before! (wouldn't you agree for those of you watching the live stream?) And for those of you not watching the stream, set started with Creep, Bellz, Fuel, King, ride, Unforgiven, Memory, Sanitarium, and Sad just started. Roam is up next!

2016

February 6, 2016 at 2:03pm

The Afternoon Before "The Night Before"

El Niño decided to take some time off to ensure that we had a beautiful day here in San Francisco. It's a busy day, as you can imagine, with over 40,000 people heading down to AT&T Park to see exactly why Metallica is #TooHeavyForHalftime.

Cage the Elephant is opening the gig tonight at 7 PM while Metallica is scheduled to hit the stage around 8:30 PM. As always, you can follow the Tour Journals and social media for updates but, if you want in on the action, point your browser to webcast.livemetallica.com for a free webcast of the show.

2016

February 5, 2016 at 11:42pm

Stage ✓ Lights ✓ Pyro ✓ Sound ✓

Had some fun down at AT&T Park tonight as the band made sure everything was in working order for tomorrow's gig. The crew has busted their asses getting the stage built and put together and the boys put it to the test tonight by inviting 300 Fan Club members and friends out to Sound Check.

There was no setlist... but there was some jamming on songs like "Bellz," "Puppetz" and "Sanitarium." There were some random riffs and jams thrown in like Mercyful Fate's "Curse of the Pharaohs," "Bleeding Me" and something that kind of resembled "Fixxxer."

The band had fun and it looked like everyone in the crowd enjoyed their once in a life time experience. Photos from sound check are up now... we'll see you back here tomorrow for "The Night Before" as Metallica shows the Bay Area why they were #TooHeavyForHalftime.

2016

February 5, 2016 at 3:43pm

Greetings from AT&T Park on Soundcheck Day!

The road crew has been working hard all week building the stage and tonight the band is coming down to AT&T Park to make sure everything sounds good. The boys have invited 300 Fan Club members and friends to the venue to have a little soundcheck party. More to come...

2015

October 20, 2015 at 11:30am

King Nothing from Rio

At long last, the video from Rock In Rio! We have footage of the guys in the the Tuning Room, plus on stage camera view of the song King Nothing from the show! That does it for videos for this year. All of us here at MOT wish you the best for the rest of 2015, and we will see you in 2016!!!

2015

October 6, 2015 at 10:23am

Quebec City #2 Video

Today we have a long MOT video for you from the second Quebec City show in the new Centre Vidéotron arena. Footage includes a couple snippets from sound check, Lars in the meet and greet, Tuning Room, plus "Harvester Of Sorrow" from the show. Enjoy!

2015

September 29, 2015 at 10:00am

Quebec City #1 Video

Another Tuesday, another MOT video! Today we have the first Quebec City show, at the Colisée Pepsi. Footage includes Lars in the meet and greet, Tuning Room, plus "All Nightmare Long" from the show. Enjoy!

2015

September 22, 2015 at 1:55pm

Leeds Video

While there are no more tour dates for the rest of the year, we still have some MOT vids to look forward to! Today we bring you the Leeds video, with Kirk, Lars, and Rob in the meet and greet, Tuning Room, plus "Whiskey In the Jar" from the show. Enjoy!

2015

September 20, 2015 at 3:00am

Best Rio For Last

Metallica just played it's third Rock In Rio show in 6 years, and as Lars said at the end of the night, they saved the best for last! Tonight's set contained the first King Nothing in Brazil since 1999, the first Unforgiven in Rio and first Whiskey in Rio. Setlist is up, pics to come...

2015

September 20, 2015 at 2:20am

2015

September 20, 2015 at 1:48am

On the road again

Turn the Page is being played right now, for the first time ever in Brazil! Before that we had Roam and Sad. Frayed is next!

2015

September 20, 2015 at 1:10am

I can feel the flame

If you are not watching the live stream, then tonight's set started with Fuel, Bellz, Battery, King, and Ride is just ending. Unforgiven is next followed by Cyanide.

2015

September 19, 2015 at 3:15pm

30 Years of Rock In Rio

Today we are in Rock In Rio, for their 30th Anniversary! This will be Metallica's 3rd trip to the Rio installment of the festival in 6 years (2011, 2013, 2015). On the main stage today, we have Gojira at 7pm, Royal Blood at 9pm, Mötley Crüe at 10:30pm and Metallica go on after midnight.

2015

September 16, 2015 at 11:30pm

Quebec City...

" ....you must be the loudest Metallica city on the planet!" said Lars at the end of the night.....and boy these last two shows the crowd did not disappoint. We had a couple key notes from tonight's setlist: first time that Unforgiven II and Frayed was performed in North America, first time Harive was performed this year, first time St. Anger has been played in North America since 2004, and the first time Creep opened the show since Glastonbury last year. Full setlist is up, pics to come...

2015

September 16, 2015 at 10:40pm

2015

September 16, 2015 at 10:10pm

Fuck it all and fuckin' no regrets

Well, how was that for rare! Unforgiven 2 followed by St. Anger?!?!? Who writes the setlist?!?!?!? We then had Roam, Sad, and Sanitarium is playing right now. Frayed is next!

2015

September 16, 2015 at 9:30pm

How About some Older Stuff?

James said after finishing up Harvie just before going into Ride.... Set started off with Creep, Puppetz, and then Battery. Surprise! Un2 is next!

2015

September 16, 2015 at 5:15pm

2015

September 16, 2015 at 1:15pm

Centre Vidéotron

Two days ago, we closed down the Colisée Pepsi. Today we are the first ever concert in the new building, Centre Vidéotron! Crew was here yesterday loading in all the gear and setting up the new stage. Pics are up. Baroness opens the show today at 7:30, and the boys will go on around 8:45.