2012 European Black Album Tour

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European Black Album Tour
Tour by Metallica
Associated album Metallica
Start dateMay 7, 2012
End dateJune 10, 2012
Legs1
No. of shows16 in Europe
Metallica concert chronology

The 2012 European Black Album Tour (also called "The Metallica Vacation Tour 2012") was a concert tour of American heavy metal band Metallica. The Black Album, which was released in August 1991 was played entirely (in reverse order). The band confirmed that the tour would be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album. The tour headlined a few European festivals. [1] [2]

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Contents

Set list

  1. "Hit the Lights"
  2. "Master of Puppets"
  3. "The Shortest Straw"/"No Remorse"/"Fuel"/"Ride the Lightning"/"The Four Horsemen"
  4. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  5. "Blackened"/"Battery"/"Fight Fire with Fire"/"Hell and Back"

The Black Album

  1. "The Struggle Within"
  2. "My Friend of Misery"
  3. "The God That Failed"
  4. "Of Wolf and Man"
  5. "Nothing Else Matters"
  6. "Through the Never"
  7. "Don't Tread On Me"
  8. "Wherever I May Roam"
  9. "The Unforgiven"
  10. "Holier Than Thou"
  11. "Sad But True"
  12. "Enter Sandman"

Encore

  1. "Fuel"/"Creeping Death"/"Battery"/"Blackened/"Fight Fire with Fire"
  2. "One"
  3. "Seek & Destroy"

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue/EventAttendanceBoxscore
May 7, 2012 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena
May 8, 2012 Belgrade Serbia Ušće Park
May 10, 2012 Warsaw Poland Sonisphere Festival
May 12, 2012 Paris France Stade de France 72,975 / 72,975$6,431,760 [3]
May 13, 2012 Udine Italy Stadio Friuli
May 23, 2012 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin 39,993 / 39,993$4,604,146 [4]
May 25, 2012 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio Festival
May 26, 2012 Madrid SpainSonisphere Festival
May 28, 2012 Werchter BelgiumFestivalpark
May 30, 2012 Yverdon-les-Bains SwitzerlandSonisphere Festival
June 1, 2012 Nuremberg Germany Rock im Park Festival
June 2, 2012 Nürburgring Rock am Ring Festival
June 4, 2012 Helsinki FinlandSonisphere Festival
June 6, 2012 Horsens DenmarkState Prison Open Air40,000 / 40,000$4,331,340 [5]
June 9, 2012 Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
June 10, 2012 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival

Personnel

James Hetfield American musician, songwriter and record producer

James Alan Hetfield is an American musician, singer, and songwriter known for being the co-founder, lead vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and main songwriter for the American heavy metal band Metallica. Hetfield is mainly known for his intricate rhythm playing, but occasionally performs lead guitar duties and solos, both live and in the studio. Hetfield co-founded Metallica in October 1981 after answering a classified advertisement by drummer Lars Ulrich in the Los Angeles newspaper The Recycler. Metallica has won nine Grammy Awards and released ten studio albums, three live albums, four extended plays and 24 singles.

Kirk Hammett American musician

Kirk Lee Hammett is an American musician who has been lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for the heavy metal band Metallica since 1983. Before joining Metallica he formed and named the band Exodus. In 2003, Hammett was ranked 11th on Rolling Stone's list of The 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time. In 2009, Hammett was ranked number 15 in Joel McIver's book The 100 Greatest Metal Guitarists.

Robert Trujillo American bassist known for his role as the current bassist of Metallica

Roberto Agustín Miguel Santiago Samuel Perez de la Santa Concepción Trujillo Veracruz Bautista better known as Robert Trujillo, is an American musician and songwriter. He has been the bassist of the American heavy metal band Metallica since 2003. He was also a member of crossover thrash band Suicidal Tendencies, funk metal supergroup Infectious Grooves, heavy metal band Black Label Society, and has worked with Jerry Cantrell and Ozzy Osbourne.

Support acts

Gojira (band) French heavy metal band

Gojira are a French heavy metal band from Bayonne. Originally formed as Godzilla in 1996, they changed their name to Gojira in 2001. The band's lineup, consisting of brothers Joe Duplantier and Mario Duplantier, guitarist Christian Andreu, and bassist Jean-Michel Labadie, has been the same since the band's name change.

Machine Head (band) American metal band

Machine Head is an American heavy metal band from Oakland, California. The band was formed in 1991 by vocalist/rhythm guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Adam Duce. The band's aggressive musicianship made them one of the pioneering bands in the new wave of American heavy metal. Machine Head's current lineup comprises Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern. Duce, lead guitarists Logan Mader, Ahrue Luster and Phil Demmel and drummers Tony Costanza, Chris Kontos and Dave McClain are former members of the band.

The Kills band

The Kills are a British-American indie rock band formed by American singer Alison Mosshart ("VV") and English guitarist Jamie Hince ("Hotel"). They are signed to Domino records and their first four albums, Keep On Your Mean Side, No Wow, Midnight Boom, and Blood Pressures all reached the UK album chart.Ash & Ice, their fifth and most recent studio album was released on June 3, 2016 and reached the UK Top 20 album chart.

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