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Tuesday, May 8, 2012

METALLICA Performs 'Black' Album From Back To Front At European Tour Kickoff - Video & Set List Available!

Yesterday, Monday (May 7) the Kings of Thrash Metal made their triumphant return to European soil. METALLICA's brief European tour, kicked off in the Czech Republic and the band brought the Czechs a very special surprise: the band performed their self-titled album (also known as The "Black" Album) in its entirety for the first time in history! And get this, METALLICA performed their ground breaking album from back to front.

“What a great show here in Prague to start off the 20th Anniversary of the Black Album!” a post on METALLICA’s website reported on the Czech Republic gig. “The band surprised everyone, and played it backwards! During and after Sandman, it was pyro, pyro, pyro, and pyro!!! Sandman had fireworks, Fuel had the big flames…”

The band's setlist was as follows:

01. Hit The Lights
02. Master Of Puppets
03. The Shortest Straw
04. For Whom The Bell Tolls
05. Blackened
06. The Struggle Within
07. My Friend Of Misery
08. The God That Failed
09. Of Wolf & Man
10. Nothing Else Matters
11. Through The Never
12. Don't Tread On Me
13. Wherever I May Roam
14. The Unforgiven
15. Holier Than Thou
16. Sad But True
17. Enter Sandman

18. Fuel
19. One
20. Seek & Destroy

METALLICA have 10 more European dates before their two day festival: "Orion Music + More", which is scheduled for June 23-24 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. They are also in talks with Rick Rubin to produce their tenth studio album at some point this year.

METALLICA "European Tour" (Remaining Tour Dates):

- 5/10/2012: Warsaw, Poland at Sonisphere - Bemowo Airport
- 5/12/2012: Paris, France at Stade de France (Sold Out)
- 5/13/2012: Udine, Italy at Stadio Friuli
- 5/23/2012: Oslo, Norway at Vallehovin (Sold Out)
- 5/25/2012: Lisbon, Portugal at Rock in Rio
- 5/26/2012: Madrid, Spain  at Sonisphere - Getafe Open Air
- 5/28/2012: Werchter, Belgium at Festivalpark
- 5/30/2012: Yverdon-les-Bains, Switzerland at Sonisphere - Rives du Lac
- 6/1/2012: Nurnberg, Germany  at Rock Im Park
- 6/2/2012: Nurburgring, Germany at Rock Am Ring
- 6/4/2012: Helsinki, Finland at Sonisphere - Kalasatama
- 6/6/2012: Horsens, Denmark at State Prison Open Air (Sold Out)
- 6/9/2012: Donington, England at Download Festival
- 6/10/2012: Nickelsdorf, Austria at Nova Rock

In a historical twist of events, METALLICA will be performing six back-to-back shows in Mexico City show after their five previous shows sold out in a matter of minutes! Heavy Metal's biggest band, will be performing at the Sports Palace in Mexico City on August 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, and 9. Additionally, the band will be unveiling their NEW stage: a 140x50-foot stage that features colossal components and striking visual elements spanning Metallica's 30-year career.

Related links:
Metallica's Official Site

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