Lords of Summer Tour

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Lords of Summer Tour
World tour by Metallica
LocationNorth America, Europe, South America
Associated album Lords of Summer
Start dateMay 9, 2015 (2015-05-09)
End dateSeptember 19, 2015 (2015-09-19)
Legs1
No. of shows16 total
  • 10 in Europe
  • 5 in North America
  • 1 in South America
Metallica concert chronology

The Lords of Summer Tour was a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica in support of their single Lords of Summer , which was released on March 19, 2014.

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.

Lords of Summer 2014 single by Metallica

"Lords of Summer" is a song by heavy metal band Metallica. The song was released in 2014 as a digital single and a limited edition Black Friday vinyl single containing the studio version and a live version of the song, limited to 4,000 copies. In 2016, a re-recorded version was included on the deluxe edition of Metallica's tenth studio album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, clocking in at over a minute shorter in length than the demo and first pass version. The official remix by The Glitch Mob was released on May 13, 2015 on YouTube.

Contents

Set list

Setlist from Quebec City (2015/09/16) [1]

  1. "Creeping Death"
  2. "Master of Puppets"
  3. "Battery"
  4. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  5. "Ride the Lightning"
  6. "The Unforgiven II"
  7. "St. Anger"
  8. "Wherever I May Roam"
  9. "Sad But True"
  10. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  11. "The Frayed Ends of Sanity"
  12. "One"
  13. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  14. "Fade to Black"
  15. "Seek and Destroy"

Encore

  1. "Turn the Page"
  2. "Nothing Else Matters"
  3. "Enter Sandman"

Tour dates

List of concerts, showing date, city, country, venue, and opening act.
DateCityCountryVenueOpening act
May 9, 2015 [2] Las Vegas United States Las Vegas Festival Grounds Linkin Park
May 29, 2015 [3] Gelsenkirchen Germany Veltins-Arena Faith No More
May 31, 2015 [4] Munich Olympiastadion
June 2, 2015 [5] Milan Italy Assago Summer Arena
June 4, 2015 [6] Vienna Austria Donauinsel
June 6, 2015 [7] Austin United States Circuit of the Americas N/A
August 1, 2015 [8] Chicago Grant Park Tame Impala
August 20, 2015 Bergen Norway Bergenhus Fortress Meshuggah
August 22, 2015 Gothenburg Sweden Ullevi
August 25, 2015 Saint Petersburg Russia SKK Arena Fourtones
August 27, 2015 Moscow Olympic Stadium Jack Action
August 29, 2015 [9] Reading United Kingdom Richfield Avenue Bring Me the Horizon
August 30, 2015 [10] Leeds Bramham Park
September 14, 2015 Quebec City Canada Colisée Pepsi Gojira
September 16, 2015 Centre Vidéotron Baroness
September 19, 2015 [11] Rio de Janeiro Brazil City of Rock Mötley Crüe

Personnel

James Hetfield American musician

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.

Rhythm guitar guitar technique; part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section

In music performances, rhythm guitar is a technique and role that performs a combination of two functions: to provide all or part of the rhythmic pulse in conjunction with other instruments from the rhythm section ; and to provide all or part of the harmony, i.e. the chords from a song's chord progression, where a chord is a group of notes played together. Therefore, the basic technique of rhythm guitar is to hold down a series of chords with the fretting hand while strumming or fingerpicking rhythmically with the other hand. More developed rhythm techniques include arpeggios, damping, riffs, chord solos, and complex strums.

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.

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References

  1. "2015-09-16 Quebec City, Canada - Metallica". metallica.com. Retrieved 2017-02-19.
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