Metallica Tour Dates USA 2008/2009 Concert Setlist And Review

Metallica kicked off the World Magnetic 2008 / 2009 world tour with a concert in Glendale, Arizona in 2008.  See the Metallica concert setlist and review below. This Metallica concert was the first on a long North American / European tour in support of the new Metallica album Death Magnetic.

The World Magnetic world tour continued with USA Metallica concert dates until late January 2009, and Metallica then went on European Death Magnetic tour dates until late July 2009. The boys are now back in the USA until end of the year 2009, see all the tour dates below.

The setlist of the Metallica concert in Glendale, Arizona was as follows. You can expect this Metallica setlist to be similar to other USA World Magnetic tour dates:

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
The Four Horsemen
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman
Last Caress
So What
Seek and Destroy

Kirk Hammet Of Metallica at World Magnetic Tour

What can you expect to see on Metallica’s World Magnetic concerts? You know the setlist now, and here you can see a short Metallica concert review with interesting details on the new tour.

The Spin reports in their Metallica tour review that Metallica’s props included eight silver coffins (each the size of a car) that hovered above the band, a laser show, a dozen multi-colored flames shooting from effects boxes, giant fireballs coming up from the stage, and tons of flashing red strobe lights.

The stage was set up in the center of the arena, with microphones placed all around it, so everyone in the audience had a premium view at some point. A cascade of black Metallica beach balls then came bouncing down from the rafters into the crowd — as if two hours of spectacular showmanship and air-tight musicianship weren’t enough.

AZ Central in their Metallica concert review write that Metallica seems to like Arizona – the band has launched its past two major tours here – and the near-sellout crowd at Arena returned the love. “Arizona, you are loud and proud,” Metallica’s singer-guitarist James Hetfield said.

James Hetfield of Metallica on World Magnetic Tour

The crowd got what it wanted when huge yellow flames erupted from the stage before One. As he had at Monday’s rehearsal show at, Hetfield again mentioned “a barbecue,” referring to the serious burns he suffered in a 1992 pyrotechnics accident.

As the band moved through an encore that wrapped up with another classic thrasher, 1983′s Seek and Destroy, Hetfield asked, “Phoenix, who cares about you? Metallica, that’s who.”

See the Metallica World Magnetic USA 2009 tour list below and check Metallica opening bands here.

9/11/2009 San Rafael, CA Marin Veterans’ Memorial Auditorium Marin Metallica concert review
9/14/2009 Nashville, TN Sommet Center
9/15/2009 Cincinnati, OH US Bank Arena
9/17/2009 Indianapolis, IN Conseco Fieldhouse
9/19/2009 Montreal, Canada Bell Centre
9/20/2009 Montreal, Canada Bell Centre
9/28/2009 San Antonio, TX AT&T Center
9/29/2009 Dallas, TX American Airlines Center
10/1/2009 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Bank Atlantic Center
10/3/2009 Tampa, FL St. Pete Times Forum
10/4/2009 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
10/12/2009 Winnipeg, Canada MTS Centre
10/13/2009 Minneapolis, MN Target Center
10/15/2009 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
10/17/2009 Charlottesville, VA JPJ Arena
10/18/2009 Charlotte, NC Time Warner Cable Arena
10/26/2009 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
10/27/2009 Toronto, Canada Air Canada Centre
10/30/2009 New York, NY MSG – Rock & Roll Hall of Fame – 25th Anniversary
10/31/2009 Quebec City, Canada Colisee Pepsi
11/1/2009 Quebec City, Canada Colisee Pepsi
11/3/2009 Ottawa, Canada Scotiabank Place
11/9/2009 Grand Rapids, MI Van Andel Arena
11/10/2009 Buffalo, NY HSBC Arena
11/12/2009 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/14/2009 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
11/15/2009 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
12/5/2009 Las Vegas, NV Mandalay Bay
12/7/2009 Boise, ID Idaho Center
12/8/2009 Sacramento, CA ARCO Arena
12/10/2009 Anaheim, CA Honda Center
12/12/2009 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion

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1 METALUPYOURASS October 23, 2008 at 8:28 pm



except for frantic and they could of replaced broken, beat and scarred with all nightmare long or something better from death magnetic. and I don’t see why they still play until it sleeps; it’s an ok song but they could’ve replaced it with something like whiplash, ride the lightning or damage inc. etc etc


2 metalSwede October 24, 2008 at 5:36 pm

Awesome set but wheres All nightmare long And Unforgiven III


3 Kami October 25, 2008 at 10:53 pm

i’m on my right now to the KC show….i’m hoping they do my apocalypse


4 Phil October 25, 2008 at 11:53 pm

I agree it was an awesome set, but they needed “all nightmare long”, and what happened to “My Apocalypse” that should have been that last encore song. A few other songs would have be nice but they have so much music now I understand it’s hard to play everything and all in all I thought it was a good set.

The sound wasn’t so great though you couldn’t really hear anything clear. I don’t know if it was the sound system, the accoustics in the arena, or maybe just way too loud to hear anything clearly. The band did rock hard though and gave us all their energy. Welcome back Metallica!


5 Guido October 26, 2008 at 10:07 am

I hope they’ll also play songs like “The Memory Remains” , “Fade to Black”, “Whiskey in the Jar” – for those who never heard them live in the past the famous old songs are also very important. I’m so glad they’re still playing Nothing else Matters and Enter Sandman.


6 raven265 October 27, 2008 at 9:53 pm

I figured they would of had fuel and whiskey in the jar since they are 2 very up beat crowd roaring songs


7 John October 29, 2008 at 5:34 am

Let’s hope the guys keep up on the buzz from us fans out here – keep calling for All Nightmare Long it’s the best song on the album! I gotta hear it when I see them in Philly on Jan 17th! I think they should change some things around to include My Apocolypse and Fuel – the best song of the modern Metallica era.


8 Me October 29, 2008 at 11:16 am

That setlist sucks. I’ll be selling my tickets if it doesn’t get any better before the philly show in january.


9 Me October 29, 2008 at 11:17 am

That setlist sucks. I’ll be sellin my tickets for the philly show if it doesn’t get better.


10 Joe November 4, 2008 at 3:16 am

I’m kind of disappointed with the setlist. No Fade to Black? No Sanitarium? No Orion? No Creeping Death? No Ride the Lightning?
Mehhh. Too many songs off Black and Death Magnetic. :( Hopefully the setlist will change when they start touring with Machine Head and The Sword. I see them in January at The Joe Louis


11 Tony November 6, 2008 at 9:28 pm

I’m not thrilled with the setlist at all. They need to add Blackened, Fade to Black, and Sanitarium. Hopefully word gets out and they will make changes.


12 Casey November 8, 2008 at 8:57 am

Dude agreed here!!
I’m planning to see em in Nov. 20
and I don’t see the songs I jam to!!!
No Fade to black? Creeping Death? Damage Inc? Welcome Home?
Dyers Eve? Blackend?!?!?! WTF MAN!
I expected better! Especailly for my 1st MetallicA show but
I heard they put on a great show….. most of those songs I don’t really
GO Crazy for but its ok… Just expected better!


13 Corey November 17, 2008 at 4:25 am

they are coming to Calgary ab dec.4,5 i sure am hoping they play more old stuff.


14 Azli November 18, 2008 at 5:13 am

When are they coming to MALAYSIA?


15 Sunny November 18, 2008 at 11:23 pm

PLEASE TELL ME THIS IS A JOKE? I’ve been to 8 Met shows and this has got to be the worse set list EVER! The only good song is the LAST ONE!!! My heart just broke in two :(


16 Levi Fetty November 22, 2008 at 9:47 am

@Sunny, Is Metallica coming back to Arizona…..? A C D C


17 angie November 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm

Tonight will be my first Metallica show and they are playing in New Orleans. I have waited for years to see Metallica and finally i got the money and the tickets so here i go!!!!! I am just reading everyones comments and am a little disappointed in the setlist. I hope that they will at least play a few more of their older songs like “fade the black”, “return of Chulu”, “Sanitarium”, or “ride the lightning”! I bet the show will be great no matter what, but Metallica fans have been wating along time for them to come back and i have their new cd and can rock out to it at home. We want to see Metallica perform their older songs too….the ones we never got to see.


18 drewcifer November 24, 2008 at 10:09 pm

how long was the opening act on? I’m going to the Feb 1st show in Newark…which is also the night of the Superbowl. show starts at 7p. wanted to see how long I have to wait b4 Metallica hits the stage?


19 sunny November 25, 2008 at 1:53 am

I just returned from the Met show in New Orleans. I flew from Florida to see the show. YUP! It was the same sad set list that was mentioned above. I left in tears……..just like I thought I would. lol
Oh well, life goes on. I’m praying that someday they will have a tour of only “classics” lol


20 D- Biggs November 26, 2008 at 1:18 am

I wonder

If they know that (probably more) than 3/4 of the people coming to these are not only fans of this decade but more of the prior two..Obviously need to push the new album but so many people would show JUST FOR THE OLD STUFF… old and new are needing the fix ….PLEASE ROCK SOME ” SANITARIUM ” In SAN DIEGO!!!! PLEASE!!!!

PLEASE—-CHANGE THE SET LIST — I dont WANT TO BE LIKE SUNNY!!!!!!!!!!$300 a ticket deserves it!!


21 D- Biggs November 26, 2008 at 1:19 am

PLEASE CHANGE THE SET LIST ——$300 dollars per ticket deserves it!!!!!!


22 sunny November 26, 2008 at 4:38 am

D-Biggs, you are going to be SOOO upset. Your 300 bucks is paying for 2 songs. That is including the overplayed song “One”. It’s ok…..I have finally just come to accept that Metallica is a money machine and records have to sell so they can support their families. I respect that because I really love the band for their talent and only that. We will just have to cherish the memories we have of waking up in the morning with sore necks from so much head banging. lol Those good ole days are gone. haha
But, please have a good time. Who knows, I might be wrong. Please let me know how the show turns out.

PS they didn’t even play Four Horsemen. I would have shut the f*ck up if they would have at LEAST played that.


23 Cory December 7, 2008 at 6:04 am

I Just really wish they would replace a few with Battery, Whiplash and Metal Militia
For the Troubadors of THRASH such as myself!


24 Ken December 15, 2008 at 8:18 am

I am going to see Metallica Dec, 20 in Oakland, CA. I hope they change their setlist but if they don’t it will be ok because after all, they are Metallica. The last time I saw Metallica was when they played in the parking lot at the Titans vs Raiders playoff game and if you know the Raiders history, that was quite a while ago. I will report back after the show and give my thoughts.


25 Jr December 17, 2008 at 5:42 pm

Blah,Blah,Blah…….”Play this song”, “They did’nt play this song” “I not going if they don’t change their set list”………..Fuckin babies,then don’t go !!! Oh by the way they ARE Metallica. That would be like if Zepplin reunited and one of you babies said,fuck’em if there not playing “Achilles Last Stand ” Blah, Blah, Fuckin Blah.


26 Silord1 December 18, 2008 at 9:19 am

Indeed, I’m going to see them in february here in the UK. If they rock up on stage with a banjo and a bongo they would still rock because they are the daddies. IMO you’re either a fan or your not. If you dont like their new stuff then you missed your chance to see the metallica you love – I love all metallica’s stuff and embrace there diversity and look forward to hearing all era’s of stuff side by side cos live it totally stands up


27 Silord1 December 18, 2008 at 9:22 am

p.s. blah blah fuckin blah LOL

good point dude


28 Ken December 21, 2008 at 7:14 pm

OK Folks,

I went to the Metallica show in Oakland and I have to report that most of these negative reports are unfounded. Metallica rocked harder & louder than ever. They were perfect. They did play a lot of new stuff but they played an equal share of old stuff. They completely rocked the house but after all, they were playing for their home crowd. In a word, EXCELLENT! I give Metallica 5 stars. They rocked better than any of their shows I had ever seen before. They even played Creeping Death. The bass player rocks so big time. He is very close to Cliff Burton RIP but not quite. There will probably never be another guy who can play lead guitar on a bass. Lamb of God was good but I’m not real familiar with their music. They did indeed rock. The show was excellent all around. I loved the whole experience.


29 Orion December 26, 2008 at 1:43 am

I also just went to the Oakland show, fourth time seeing them. First show 1985 Day on the Green in Oakland, then Opening act for Ozzy (Master of Puppets Tour) at Cow Palace, then Monsters of Rock with then newbie Jason Newsted at Candlestick. Everytime I see them they kicked ass and took names. This time included!! Yes they need to play new stuff to support the album, I expected that. They did play some great classics and rocked them! Four Horseman and Whiplash! I’m 41 years old and my neck was stiff the next day! See them and enjoy them while you can my friends, stop whineing about setlists and crap, they rock, enough said.


30 raven265 December 30, 2008 at 4:24 am

i was at the show on dec 7 and it was awesome they played a crap load of hits and some new stuff which i dont mind they are still the best live band ive ever seen hetfield has some insane amounts of energy I LOVED IT GOOD SHOW.

O and also the set list changes evry single show not completely but they took away some and added some well it did up here anyways :)


31 Sasquatch January 11, 2009 at 8:53 am

Ummm, it’s all about the first 4 albums.
Nothing else.


32 Toll Keaper January 19, 2009 at 6:57 pm

I’m so tired of hearing all of you whine about the setlist. I went to the garden in Boston last night. Besides around 5 songs of the new album (which is the reason their touring whiners), they played…. For whom the bell tolls, Master of puppets, I’m I evil, Battery, One, Nothing else matters, Enter sandman, Seek and destroy, Hit the lights, Havester of sorrow and a few others that my brain is too fried to remember. When you have 500 songs that kick ass you can’t play them all.
The sound was excellent, their playing was perfect. A 10 out of 10…

To all of of you who are going to sell your tickets because your a candy ass! Go right ahead because you don’t deserve to go….



33 druwcifer February 4, 2009 at 12:40 am

They played Sanitarium on the last night of the North American tour. Prudential Center in Newark 2/1/09. They kicked ass, but the sound system crew should be fired…at times it just sounded like noise. Somewhat disappointed, but hadn’t seen them since the Load tour…so was nice to see them again.

That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Creeping Death
Harvester Of Sorrow
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Sad But True
Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
All Nightmare Long
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Nothing Else Matters
Enter Sandman

Die, Die My Darling
Seek and Destroy


34 LaurenAudrey February 16, 2009 at 1:42 am

due to the usual lack of people willing to road trip it with me to catch shows and people who are still a bit grossed out by the urination stuff, I had to miss this last tour and miss out on t-shirts. Luckily I found something that I never thought would happen…there is now an official Canadian Merch company and it will make it so much easier for me to get t-shirts and more.


35 mike April 14, 2009 at 10:02 pm

were are the songs fron justice and ride the lightning, no sanitarium . i guess its not 1989 any more,shame isnt it….


36 mike April 14, 2009 at 10:03 pm

guess i was wrong , what else is new.


37 Brad April 22, 2009 at 4:04 am

Please tell me that they play fade to black, how can they perform live live, and not play fade to black??????????????


38 Ice J May 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm

Metallica Cheese/ “Chillin” Fries!-Rock-n-Roll Hits…227′s YouTube “Chili”-Metallica!


39 Canon June 4, 2009 at 8:27 pm

I’m with brad why would they notplay (Fade to Black)??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????


40 metallica rules August 11, 2009 at 3:56 am

frantic sucks they should play the four horsemen or blitzkrieg or something


41 METAL FTW September 30, 2009 at 4:39 am

I would love to see them play My Friend Of Misery. And WTF?
No All Nightmare Long?!?!?!
The setlist is still pretty well put together though.
Gotta love Metallica.


42 ruben October 12, 2009 at 7:31 pm



43 rs October 26, 2009 at 8:54 pm

we went to the concert here in florida and man that set list SUCKS!!!! with all the songs metallica has they played the crappiest man bring something like escape,motorbreath,phamtom lord i can name more songs better than the crap they played


44 Andrew Sukhiani October 27, 2009 at 7:50 am

Saw the Toronto Show tonight…F—in AWESOME…NEVER DREAMED THEY WOULD PLAY WHIPLASH LIVE – saw the Binge and Purge video of that song and thought they wouldnt have the balls to do it…waited 14 years for that :D THANKS GUYS!! ALSO SET LIST ROCKED – SEEK AND DESTROY, 3 songs from RIDE THE LIGHTNING, and MASTER…THEY played 6 tracks from the new album all of which rocked…

Glad to see they are back onto HARD and HEAVY.


45 Andrew Sukhiani October 27, 2009 at 7:51 am

Got fade to black and all nightmare long btw :D


46 Freudian November 3, 2009 at 3:20 am

I was at the 01 NOV 2009 concert in Quebec City. It was my first real concert and obviously my first Metallica concert. It was amazing. The crowd and the band were full of energy (as was I). 30 thousand people screaming and singing along to nearly every song.

They didn’t play All Nightmare Long. That’s my only negative. Everything else was awesome. They played the right songs. They could have swapped BB&S and one of the slower DM songs for ANL and some other songs from the older albums.

Thanks guys. Oh, and I walked by James Hetfield while walking in Quebec City. That was amazing. I left the man alone out of respect. Walking withing two feet of him was amazing enough! Glad I went for a walk before the show.

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47 Cliff Burton November 25, 2009 at 2:17 am

san anton show was my first time seeing them i was so mad they didnt play bell tolls or harvestor but still metallica still rulz 4 ever RIP CLIFF


48 nodeathtilleather. December 9, 2009 at 9:07 pm

cmon guys its fuckin metallica. what ever they do were gonna buy and worship. my dad toured with em in the early 80′s he told me before he passed there were the best fellas he ever hung with he even had a couple of lil diners at a burger king in iowa.


49 Dan December 11, 2009 at 2:14 am

Hell yea I’m seeing them in two days in San Jose last stop on the tour!!


50 alejandra martineze January 5, 2010 at 2:21 am

Estamos contando los días para que explote METALLICA en Buenos Aires, es la tercera vez que los voy a ver (´93, ´99, 2010) y sé que no van a decepcionarme; para los que los seguimos a morir, lo que sea que ellos elijan como play list seguramente estará de puta madre!!!!!!!porque su energía hace sacudir la tierra, Argentina vuelve a temblarrrrrrr METALLICA it´s here again!!!!!!


51 Gold Digger January 28, 2010 at 2:18 pm

Metallica Rocks.


52 jf April 5, 2010 at 6:27 pm

look at the boise concert setlist i was there it was fucking amazing!!


53 metmarko October 23, 2008 at 10:49 pm

@METALUPYOURASS, I am glad you enjoyed the show! I believe we are close to getting the live debut of some of the other 5 Death Magnetic songs. Lars has said that they have been practicing all 10 songs and will be mixing between them from night to night. Let us see…


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