Escape from the Studio '06

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Escape from the Studio '06
Tour by Metallica

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Escape from the Studio '06's composite logo
Start date March 13, 2006
End date August 15, 2006
Legs 3
No. of shows 16
9 in Europe
3 in Africa
3 in Asia
1 in North America
Metallica concert chronology

Escape from the Studio '06 was a 2006 concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica. The tour took place during the writing process of the group's then-untitled ninth studio album, Death Magnetic , and follows the Madly in Anger with the World Tour in support of St. Anger .

Concert tour series of concerts by a single artist in different venues

A concert tour is a series of concerts by an artist or group of artists in different cities, countries or locations. Often concert tours are named to differentiate different tours by the same artist and to associate a specific tour with a particular album or product. Especially in the popular music world, such tours can become large-scale enterprises that last for several months or even years, are seen by hundreds of thousands or millions of people, and bring in millions of dollars in ticket revenues. A performer who embarks on a concert tour is called a touring artist.

Heavy metal is a genre of rock music that developed in the late 1960s and early 1970s, largely in the United Kingdom. With roots in blues rock, psychedelic rock, and acid rock, the bands that created heavy metal developed a thick, massive sound, characterized by highly amplified distortion, extended guitar solos, emphatic beats, and overall loudness. The genre's lyrics and performance styles are sometimes associated with aggression and machismo.

Metallica American heavy metal band

Metallica is an American heavy metal band. The band was formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California by drummer Lars Ulrich and vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield, and has been based in San Francisco, California for most of its career. The group's fast tempos, instrumentals and aggressive musicianship made them one of the founding "big four" bands of thrash metal, alongside Megadeth, Anthrax and Slayer. Metallica's current lineup comprises founding members Hetfield and Ulrich, longtime lead guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo. Guitarist Dave Mustaine and bassists Ron McGovney, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted are former members of the band.

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Previously to the tour, drummer Lars Ulrich had hinted that they might play some material from their upcoming album, which the band also did on Escape From The Studio '95 (when they first used this tour name, under similar circumstances), where they played Load's "2 X 4" and ReLoad 's "Devil's Dance". Metallica kept this tradition going by debuting a new song informally dubbed "The New Song" by frontman James Hetfield, which runs for approximately 8 minutes. Due to the repetition of the words "Death is not the end" in the lyrics, many fans chose to believe this to be the name of the song, but no announcement regarding this has been made by the band. The lyrics seem to talk about reincarnation, or, as it could be interpreted, Hetfield's 'rebirth' after undergoing alcohol rehabilitation.

Lars Ulrich Danish musician

Lars Ulrich is a Danish musician, songwriter, actor, and record producer. He is best known as the drummer and co-founder of the American heavy metal band Metallica. The son of tennis player Torben Ulrich and grandson of tennis player Einer Ulrich, he also played tennis in his youth and moved to Los Angeles at age 16 to train professionally. However, rather than playing tennis, Ulrich began playing drums. After publishing an advertisement in The Recycler, Ulrich met vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and formed Metallica.

<i>Load</i> (album) 1996 studio album by Metallica

Load is the sixth studio album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released on June 4, 1996 by Elektra Records in the United States and by Vertigo Records internationally. The album showed more of a hard rock side of Metallica than the band's typical thrash metal style, which alienated much of the band's fanbase. It also featured influences from genres such as Southern rock, blues rock, country rock and alternative rock. Drummer Lars Ulrich said about Load's more exploratory nature, "This album and what we're doing with it – that, to me, is what Metallica are all about: exploring different things. The minute you stop exploring, then just sit down and fucking die". At 79 minutes, it is Metallica's longest studio album.

<i>Reload</i> (Metallica album) 1997 studio album by Metallica

Reload is the seventh studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on November 18, 1997 by Elektra Records. The album is a follow-up to Load, released the previous year, and Metallica's last studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted. Reload debuted at number one on the Billboard 200, selling 436,000 copies in its first week. It was certified 3× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) for shipping three million copies in the United States.

During their August 12 gig in Tokyo, the band debuted more new material, a song referred to as "The Other New Song". The song is much shorter, clocking in at just over 3 minutes. Fan reactions have been mixed, with several comparisons to work by punk pioneers The Misfits.

After the tour's conclusion, the band reentered their San Francisco workspace/studio to continue the writing process for their new album.

San Francisco Consolidated city-county in California, United States

San Francisco, officially the City and County of San Francisco, is the cultural, commercial, and financial center of Northern California. San Francisco is the 13th-most populous city in the United States, and the fourth-most populous in California, with 884,363 residents as of 2017. It covers an area of about 46.89 square miles (121.4 km2), mostly at the north end of the San Francisco Peninsula in the San Francisco Bay Area, making it the second-most densely populated large US city, and the fifth-most densely populated U.S. county, behind only four of the five New York City boroughs. San Francisco is also part of the fifth-most populous primary statistical area in the United States, the San Jose–San Francisco–Oakland, CA Combined Statistical Area.

In addition to a little new material, Metallica also played the Master of Puppets album in its entirety at several of these shows, as it was the 20th anniversary of the record's release. And in particular, rarely played album song "Orion" was dedicated to its primary writer, the group's late bassist Cliff Burton.

<i>Master of Puppets</i> 1986 studio album by Metallica

Master of Puppets is the third studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records. Recorded at the Sweet Silence Studios with producer Flemming Rasmussen, it was the first Metallica album released on a major record label. Master of Puppets was the band's last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident in Sweden during the album's promotional tour. The album peaked at number 29 on the Billboard 200 and became the first thrash metal album to be certified platinum. It was certified 6× platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) in 2003 for shipping six million copies in the United States. The album was eventually certified 6× platinum by Music Canada and gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).

Cliff Burton American musician, member of Metallica

Clifford Lee Burton was an American musician and songwriter, best known as the bass guitarist for the American band Metallica from December 1982 until his death in September 1986.

The "Metallica" portion of the tour logo is made up of taking one letter from several of their albums in a cut-and-paste fashion. The letters are as follows:

<i>Ride the Lightning</i> 1984 studio album by Metallica

Ride the Lightning is the second studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on July 27, 1984, by the independent record label Megaforce Records. The album was recorded in three weeks with producer Flemming Rasmussen at the Sweet Silence Studios in Copenhagen, Denmark. The artwork, based on a concept by the band, depicts an electric chair being struck by lightning flowing from the band logo. The title was taken from a passage in Stephen King's novel The Stand. Although rooted in the thrash metal genre, the album showcased the band's musical growth and lyrical sophistication. This was partly because bassist Cliff Burton introduced the basics of music theory to the rest of the band and had more input in the songwriting. Instead of relying strictly on fast tempos as on its debut Kill 'Em All, Metallica broadened its approach by employing acoustic guitars, extended instrumentals, and more complex harmonies. The overall recording costs were paid by Metallica's European label Music for Nations because Megaforce was unable to cover it. It was the last album to feature songwriting contributions from former lead guitarist Dave Mustaine, and the first to feature contributions from his replacement, Kirk Hammett.

<i>Garage Inc.</i> 1998 compilation album of cover songs by Metallica

Garage Inc. is a compilation album of cover songs by American heavy metal band Metallica. It was released on November 24, 1998, through Elektra Records. Over 2.5 million copies have been sold in the U.S. as certified by the RIAA. It includes cover songs, B-side covers, and The $5.98 E.P.: Garage Days Re-Revisited, which had gone out of print since its original release in 1987. The title is a combination of Garage Days Revisited and their song "Damage, Inc.", from Master of Puppets, and the album's graphical cover draws heavily from the 1987 EP. The album features songs by artists that have influenced Metallica, including many bands from the new wave of British heavy metal movement, hardcore punk bands and popular songs. As of August 2013, the album has sold more than 6 million copies worldwide. It marks the last album to feature bassist Jason Newsted who would quit the band three years later in 2001.

<i>...And Justice for All</i> (album) 1988 studio album by Metallica

...And Justice for All is the fourth studio album by American heavy metal band Metallica, released on August 25, 1988, through Elektra Records. It is the first Metallica studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986.

Typical setlist

(Taken from the Centurion, South Africa SuperSport Park show on March 18, 2006)

  1. "Creeping Death"
  2. "Fuel"
  3. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  5. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  6. "St. Anger"
  7. "King Nothing"
  8. "I Disappear"
  9. "Wherever I May Roam"
  10. "Fade to Black"
  11. "Battery"
  12. "Sad but True"
  13. "Nothing Else Matters"
  14. "Master of Puppets"
  15. "One"
  16. "Enter Sandman"
  17. "Seek & Destroy"

Tour dates

DateCityCountryVenue
North America ("Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony")
March 13, 2006 New York City, New York United States Madison Square Garden
Africa
March 18, 2006 Centurion South Africa SuperSport Park
March 21, 2006 Durban ABSA Stadium
March 25, 2006 Cape Town Green Point Stadium
Europe
June 3, 2006 Nürburgring Germany Rock am Ring Festival
June 4, 2006 Nuremberg Rock im Park Festival
June 6, 2006 Berlin Waldbühne
June 8, 2006 Arnhem Netherlands GelreDome
June 10, 2006 Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
June 11, 2006 Dublin Ireland Download Festival Ireland
June 13, 2006 Tallinn Estonia Lauluväljak
June 15, 2006 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival
June 17, 2006 Imola Italy Heineken Jammin' Festival
Asia
August 12, 2006 Tokyo Japan Summer Sonic Festival
August 13, 2006 Osaka
August 15, 2006 Seoul South Korea Olympic Stadium

Songlist

Album Song Times
Kill 'Em All (1983) "The Four Horsemen" 1
"Motorbreath" 3
"Seek & Destroy" 16
Ride the Lightning (1984) "For Whom the Bell Tolls" 8
"Fade to Black" 7
"Creeping Death" 13
Master of Puppets (1986) "Battery" 16
"Master of Puppets" 16
"The Thing That Should Not Be" 11
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" 16
"Disposable Heroes" 11
"Leper Messiah" 11
"Orion" 12
"Damage Inc." 11
...And Justice for All (1988) "Blackened" 1
"One" 16
"Harvester of Sorrow" 4
Metallica (1991) "Enter Sandman" 16
"Sad but True" 16
"The Unforgiven" 9
"Wherever I May Roam" 16
"Nothing Else Matters" 16
"The God That Failed" 3
Load (1996) "King Nothing" 4
ReLoad (1997) "Fuel" 15
Garage Inc. (1998) "Die, Die My Darling" 2
"Whiskey in the Jar" 1
"Last Caress" 3
"So What?" 2
"Damage Case" 1
M:I-2 (2000) "I Disappear" 2
St. Anger (2003) "Frantic" 1
"St. Anger" 2
New Songs "The New Song" 4
"The Other New Song" 3
Black Sabbath cover "Hole in the Sky" 1
"Iron Man" 1

Personnel

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