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
Seek and Destroy
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 Jobing.com Arena returned the love. “Arizona, you are loud and proud,” Metallica’s singer-guitarist James Hetfield said.
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 Jobing.com, 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