Tour Journals


September 27, 2016 at 8:06pm

Thank you New York City!!!

What an amazing show here at Webster Hall. From the the time the band hit the stage till they walked off, it was wall to wall people yelling their faces off to every song. Orion was dedicated to Cliff, we had the live premiere of Moth, Breadfan and Holier for the first time in 3 years, Orion in two years, and the second ever performance of Hardwired! Full setlist is up, pics to come.


September 27, 2016 at 6:43pm

Can't tell if this is true or dream

Sine Fade, we had the band playing for the first time EVER, Moth Into Flame for the upcoming album! After Moth, it was Sad, Orion, and now One. Puppetz iz nextz!


September 27, 2016 at 6:14pm

Webster Hall so far...

Band roared out with no intro tape and blasted into Breadfan! Then it was Holier straight into Battery. On to Harvester, and now it's Fade. 1st time ever played song is next!


September 27, 2016 at 12:25pm


September 27, 2016 at 8:27am

Webster Hall

Tonight is the intimate show at Webster Hall! Pics from this morning are up.


September 24, 2016 at 3:28pm

Global Citizen Festival

Good afternoon from a sunny and warm day here in Central Park! The guys are arriving and getting settled in before their set! They will hit the stage around 6, so make sure to tune into MSNBC or streaming on YouTube to watch!


September 23, 2016 at 6:19pm

New York and Global Soundcheck

Have you been following Metallica on Instagram, Snapchat, and Twitter this week? The boys have been hard at work with photo shoots, press interviews, and a video shoot for a song off the new album! Today the boys came down to Central Park to do a little soundcheck for the Global Citizen show tomorrow. Photos have been posted. Cya tomorrow!


August 20, 2016 at 8:57am

Back in Minneapolis!

Today's the day! In case you've been living under a rock, the boys were invited to play the first rock show at the new U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Venue looks great and everyone is ready to take it to the next level tonight.

Avenged Sevenfold & Volbeat are opening the show. You'll also be able to listen to an audio stream of the show at If you live in the U.S., Australia or New Zealand, our friends at Pandora will be bringing the show to you. Everywhere else in the world will be able to listen thanks to Regardless of where you live, click to listen. The stream should start around 9 PM Central Time.

Instead of constant Tour Journals throughout the day, follow the Social Stream of the show here. We'll be updating via the stream over the course of the day and we'll also be featuring select Tweets & Instagram posts using the #MetInMN hashtag. Also follow Metallica on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat for additional updates.

Great day ahead!


April 21, 2016 at 10:56am

Metontour video: April 16, 2016 Record Store Day

Happy Thursday to you all! Today brings you the MetOnTour video from the show on Record Store Day in Berkeley! Footage includes a loose, unplanned jam on "Helpless," a ripping performance of "Jump in the Fire" and a bit from the after party at the old El Cerrito Metalli-mansion.


April 16, 2016 at 5:55pm

Record Store Day

Had a great time at Rasputin Music celebrating Record Store Day alongside some lucky Fifth Members as well as some very old friends from back in the day. Now over to the old Metallimansion in El Cerrito for an after party complete with cheap booze and shitty food. Setlist and pics and a vid of the entire gig are up...


February 12, 2016 at 5:00pm

MetOnTour Video: Feb 6, 2016 "The Night Before"

Welcome to the first MetOnTour video for 2016! This 36 minute video covers Feb 5 (sound check day) and Feb 6 (show day). Footage includes the band in the meet and greet, sound check, photo shoot, Tuning Room, and Master from the show. Enjoy!


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!


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!


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 for a free webcast of the show.


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.


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...


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!!!


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!


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!


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!