Metallica Concert History

Metallica (formed in 1981 in Los Angeles) is widely recognized as one of the most influential heavy metal bands in history, often acknowledged as one of the "Big Four" of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax, and Slayer. Metalica was formed by lead singer James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich with Dave Mustaine joining on lead guitar and Ron McGovney on bass. McGovney departed in 1982 and was replaced by Cliff Burton, who died in 1986 when the band's tour bus crashed in Sweden. Jason Newsted replaced Burton, departing in 2001. Robert Trujillo joined the band in 2003 and remains its longest-lasting bassist to date. Some of Metalica's most popular songs include "One," "Enter Sandman," "Ride the Lightning," "Nothing Else Matters," "Wherever I May Roam," "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Sad but True," "Unforgiven," "Master of Puppets," which was featured in Netflix's "Stranger Things" Season 4 finale.

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U.S. Bank Stadium Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
Aug 11, 2024
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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Aug 09, 2024
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Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois, United States
Aug 04, 2024
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Metallica / Ice Nine Kills / Five Finger Death Punch

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Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States
Aug 02, 2024
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Gillette Stadium Foxborough, Massachusetts, United States
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Jul 14, 2024
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Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jul 12, 2024
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Metallica / Architects / Mammoth WVH

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Estadio Cívitas Metropolitano Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Jul 07, 2024
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Metallica / Five Finger Death Punch / Ice Nine Kills

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PGE Narodowy Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland
Jul 05, 2024
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Metallica / Architects / Mammoth WVH

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PGE Narodowy Warsaw, Mazovia, Poland
Jun 29, 2024
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 Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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Jun 11, 2017
 Houston, Texas, United States
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Nov 26, 2018
 Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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May 4, 1989
 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Feb 15, 1989
 West Palm Beach, Florida, United States
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Aug 4, 2017
 Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Aug 4, 2017
 Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Aug 4, 2017
 Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Aug 4, 2017
 Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Metallica / Cage the Elephant on Feb 6, 2016 [489-small]

Metallica / Cage the Elephant
Feb 6, 2016
 San Francisco, California, United States
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Metallica / Greta Van Fleet / Ice Nine Kills on Aug 14, 2022 [156-small]

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Aug 14, 2022
 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Oct 21, 2008
 Glendale, Arizona, United States
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Aug 11, 2022
 Orchard Park, NY, US
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2022 38 concerts
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2020 18 concerts
2019 61 concerts
2018 65 concerts
2017 71 concerts
2016 21 concerts
2015 26 concerts
2014 42 concerts
2013 30 concerts
2012 43 concerts
2011 25 concerts
2010 68 concerts
2009 110 concerts
2008 63 concerts
2007 16 concerts
2006 21 concerts
2005 3 concerts
2004 123 concerts
2003 76 concerts
2002 2 concerts
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2000 31 concerts
1999 56 concerts
1998 74 concerts
1997 100 concerts
1996 82 concerts
1995 7 concerts
1994 57 concerts
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Where is Metallica from?

Metallica was formed by drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist James Hetfield in Los Angeles, California, on October 28, 1981 but has been based out of San Francisco for most of it’s career. Their first full-length album Kill ‘Em All was recorded in Rochester, New York and released in 1983.

What genre is Metallica?

Metallica is considered one of the founding thrash metal bands alongside Anthrax, Megadeth, and Slayer. However, after the 1980s, much of their music became much more mainstream with softer hits “Enter Sandman” and “The Unforgiven” from 1991’s Metallica (also called The Black Album). Nonetheless, their subsequent albums like St. Anger and the titular single provide a heavy dose of in-your-face thrash and speed metal.

When was Metallica formed?

Metallica was officially formed on October 28, 1981, five months after Lars Ulrich put an advertisement in the newspaper reading, “Drummer looking for other metal musicians to jam with Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond Head, and Iron Maiden.” James Hetfield and Ulrich were the first two members with Dave Mustaine and Cliff Ron McGovney joining later that year.

Who are the members of Metallica?

Drummer Lars Ulrich, bassist Ron McGovney, lead vocalist James Hefield, and lead guitarist Dave Mustaine were the founding members of Metallica in 1981. McGovney was replaced by Cliff Burton the following year while Jason Newsted replaced Burton after his death. Newsted then left in 2001 to be replaced by Bob Rock and then Robert Trujilo while Mustaine was fired from the band in 1981 and replaced by Kirk Hammett in 1983.

Why did Jason Newsted leave Metallica?

Jason Newstead left Metallica on January 17, 2001 citing “private and personal reason.” He also mentioned that he felt that he didn’t have enough creative input in the band while cited neck and back injuries due to years of headbanging as a reason for his departure. At a concert in 1992, he suffered 2nd and 3rd degree burns due to faulty pyrotechnics.

Why was Dave Mustaine kicked out of Metallica?

Although a talented member of the band, Dave Mustaine’s tenure in Metallica was short-lived. He was ejected from the band on April 11, 1983, because of his drug abuse, alcoholism, and constant fighting with his band mates James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich. Nonetheless, he still went on to form Megadeth, another founding thrash metal act.

Who died in Metallica and how?

Former Metallica bassist Cliff Burton was only 24 years old when he died in a tragic bus crash on September 27, 1986. He was sleeping on his bunk bed without safety restraints when the bus hit a patch of black ice. He was thrown into the bus window, which crashed on top of him.

How much is Metallica worth?

In 2019, Metallica was listed Forbes as one of the “World’s Most High-Paid Celebrities,” with a total net worth of $900 million. The individual net worth of the band’s current members is supposedly:

  1. James Hetfield: $300 million
  2. Lars Ulrich: $350 million
  3. Kirk Hammett: $210 million
  4. Robert Trujillo: $30 million

What is the Metallica Blacklist?

The Metallica Blacklist is an album that celebrates the influence of Metallica in the music industry. The album has 12 songs with 53 artists from various genres, generations, cultures, and continents. All profits are donated to the choice foundations of all artists and Metallica’s own foundation, All Within My Hands. It was released digitally on September 10, 2021 with vinyl and CD versions out on October 1, 2021.

How old are the members of Metallica?

All of the former and current members of Metallica are roughly around the same age. Robert Trujilo is the youngest currently living member at 59 years old while Dave Mustaine, who was fired from the band in 1983, is 62 year old. James Hetfield is 60, Lars Ulrich is 60, and Kirk Hammett is 61.

How many concerts has Metallica had?

Metallica has had 2,307 concerts.

What genre is Metallica?

Metallica is most often considered to be Rock, United States, Metal, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Alternative Metal, Thrash Metal, Progressive Metal, Speed Metal, Old School Thrash, Political, Bases De Freestyle, Angry, and Virtuoso.

When is the next Metallica concert?

The next Metallica concert is on May 24, 2024 at Olympiastadion (Olympic Stadium) in Munich, Bavaria, Germany. The bands performing are: Metallica / Architects / Mammoth WVH.

When was the last Metallica concert?

The last Metallica concert was on March 20, 2024 at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., United States. The bands that performed were: Elton John / Metallica / Garth Brooks / Annie Lennox / Joni Mitchell / Brandi Carlile / Charlie Puth / Maren Morris / Billy Porter / Jacob Lusk.

What setlist does Metallica play live?

The songs that Metallica performs live vary, but here's the latest setlist that we have from the March 20, 2024 concert at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in Washington, D.C., United States:

  1. Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding

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