Check Out The Setlists for Metallica’s 40th Anniversary Shows from This Weekend

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This year sees Metallica turning 40 as a band, which will surprise some of our readers and will make others feel older than dirt. To honor this massive anniversary, the band decided to hold two epic 40th anniversary shows this weekend, during which they played both massive hits and obscure tracks seeing their live debut. Now, you can check out the band’s full setlists below.

Here’s what Metallica played

Friday, December 17th

Intro music:

It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll) (AC/DC song)
The Ecstasy Of Gold (Ennio Morricone song) (with voiceover from Jason Momoa)

1. Hit The Lights
2. Creeping Death
3. Trapped Under Ice
4. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
5. Orion
6. The Shortest Straw
7. One
8. Sad But True
9. Nothing Else Matters
10. King Nothing
11. Fixxxer (live debut)
12. Breadfan (Budgie cover)
13. No Leaf Clover
14. Frantic
15. The Day That Never Comes
16. Spit Out The Bone

Sunday, December 19th

Intro music:

It’s A Long Way To The Top (If You Wanna Rock’n’Roll) (AC/DC song)
The Ecstasy Of Gold (Ennio Morricone song) (with voiceover from Tom Morello)
Hardwired intro

1. Hardwired
2. The End Of The Line (first time live since November 18, 2010)
3. Dirty Window (first time live since December 10, 2011)
4. I Disappear (first time live since August 10, 2013)
5. Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover) (first full performance since December 5, 2011)
6. The Memory Remains
7. Fuel
8. Bleeding Me (first full performance since December 7, 2011)
9. Wasting My Hate (first time in front of a live audience since December 7, 2011)
10. The Unforgiven
11. Enter Sandman
12. Harvester Of Sorrow
13. Master Of Puppets
14. Fade To Black
15. Whiplash
16. Seek & Destroy

Both of Metallica’s 40th anniversary went down at the Chase Center in San Francisco. Not only did the city host the shows, it also declared December 16th as ‘Metallica Day’ in the city.

“They’re part of the fabric of the community,” said San Francisco mayor London Breed at a public event. “They have touched people’s lives for generations…When you talk about San Francisco, you talk about cable cars and then you talk about. And on behalf of the City and County of San Francisco, I want to officially declare today ‘Metallica Day’.”

Check out footage of the declaration below:


Words by Chris Krovatin

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