Nowhere Else to Roam

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Nowhere Else To Roam
Tour by Metallica
Associated album Metallica
Start date January 22, 1993
End date July 4, 1993
Legs 3
No. of shows 77
Metallica concert chronology

The Nowhere Else To Roam was the concert tour by American thrash metal band Metallica, which took place in 1993 in support of their fifth studio album Metallica (The Black Album) . This tour was the third part of the huge tour the started, after the Wherever We May Roam Tour and Guns N' Roses/Metallica Stadium Tour. The band played in 77 shows worldwide in three legs.

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.

Thrash metal is an extreme subgenre of heavy metal music characterized by its overall aggression and often fast tempo. The songs usually use fast percussive beats and low-register guitar riffs, overlaid with shredding-style lead work. The lyrics often deal with social issues and criticism of The Establishment, using direct and denunciatory language, an approach borrowed from hardcore punk.

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.


Between February 25 and March 2, Metallica played five shows in Mexico City, Mexico. All these shows were recorded live and a few months later, the band released their first live album and box set Live Shit: Binge & Purge .

Mexico City Capital in Mexico

Mexico City, or the City of Mexico, is the capital of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Mexico City is one of the most important cultural and financial centres in the Americas. It is located in the Valley of Mexico, a large valley in the high plateaus in the center of Mexico, at an altitude of 2,240 meters (7,350 ft). The city has 16 boroughs.

A boxed set is a set of items traditionally packaged in a box and is offered for sale as a single unit.

<i>Live Shit: Binge & Purge</i> 1993 box set by Metallica

Live Shit: Binge & Purge is the first live album by the American heavy metal band Metallica, released in a box set format on November 23, 1993. The initial first pressings contained three CDs or cassette tapes, with songs from concerts in Mexico City on the Nowhere Else to Roam tour, as well as three VHS tapes while a newer version contains two DVDs from concerts in San Diego on the Wherever We May Roam Tour and Seattle on the Damaged Justice Tour. It was originally released as a cardboard box depicting the style of a typical tour equipment transport box. Besides the audio and video media, the box featured additional bonus material and a black "Metalli'Fukin'ca" T-shirt. Live Shit: Binge & Purge has been certified 15x platinum by the RIAA as a long-form video format.

First typical setlist

(Taken from the Rockford, Illinois MetroCentre show on January 31, 1993)

  1. "Enter Sandman"
  2. "Creeping Death"
  3. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  5. "Sad but True"
  6. "Of Wolf and Man"
  7. "The Unforgiven"
  8. "Justice Medley"
    1. "Eye of the Beholder"
    2. "Blackened"
    3. "The Frayed Ends of Sanity"
    4. "...And Justice for All"
    5. "Blackened"
  9. Bass Solo
  10. Guitar Solo
  11. "Through the Never"
  12. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  13. "Fade to Black"
  14. "Master of Puppets"
  15. "Seek & Destroy"
  16. "Whiplash"
  17. "Nothing Else Matters"
  18. "Wherever I May Roam"
  19. "Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)
  20. "Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits)
  21. "One"
  22. "Battery"

Second typical setlist

(Taken from the Bangkok, Thailand Thai Japanese Youth Center show on April 15, 1993)

  1. "Enter Sandman"
  2. "Creeping Death"
  3. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  4. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  5. "Sad but True"
  6. "Wherever I May Roam"
  7. "The Unforgiven"
  8. "Justice Medley"
    1. "Eye of the Beholder"
    2. "Blackened"
    3. "The Frayed Ends of Sanity"
    4. "...And Justice for All"
    5. "Blackened"
  9. Bass Solo
  10. Guitar Solo
  11. "Through the Never"
  12. "For Whom the Bell Tolls
  13. "Fade to Black"
  14. "Master of Puppets"
  15. "Seek & Destroy"
  16. "Whiplash"
  17. "Nothing Else Matters"
  18. "Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)
  19. "Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits)
  20. "One"
  21. "Battery"
  22. "Stone Cold Crazy" (originally performed by Queen)

Third typical setlist

(Taken from the Milton Keynes, England National Bowl show on June 5, 1993)

  1. "Creeping Death"
  2. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  3. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  4. "Of Wolf and Man"
  5. "Wherever I May Roam"
  6. "The Thing That Should Not Be"
  7. "The Unforgiven"
  8. "Disposable Heroes"
  9. Bass Solo
  10. "Instrumental Medley"
    1. "Orion"
    2. "To Live Is To Die"
    3. "The Call Of Ktulu"
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. "The Four Horsemen"
  13. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  14. "Fade to Black"
  15. "Master of Puppets"
  16. "Seek & Destroy"
  17. "Battery"
  18. "Nothing Else Matters"
  19. "Sad but True"
  20. "Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits)
  21. "One"
  22. "Enter Sandman"
  23. "So What?" (originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)


North America
January 22, 1993 Kalamazoo United States Wings Stadium
January 23, 1993 Toledo John F. Savage Hall
January 26, 1993 Hershey Hersheypark Arena
January 28, 1993 Iowa City Carver–Hawkeye Arena
January 29, 1993 La Crosse La Crosse Center
January 31, 1993 Rockford Rockford MetroCentre
February 1, 1993 Saginaw Wendler Arena
February 2, 1993 Fairborn Ervin J. Nutter Center
February 4, 1993 Johnson City Freedom Hall Civic Center
February 5, 1993 Lexington Rupp Arena
February 6, 1993 Greenville Greenville Memorial Auditorium
February 9, 1993 Moncton Canada Moncton Coliseum
February 10, 1993 Halifax Halifax Metro Centre
February 12, 1993 Montreal Montreal Forum
February 13, 1993
February 15, 1993 Amherst United States Mullins Center
February 17, 1993 North Charleston North Charleston Coliseum
February 19, 1993 St. Petersburg Bayfront Center Arena
February 20, 1993 North Fort Myers Lee County Civic Center
February 21, 1993 Tallahassee Leon County Civic Center
February 25, 1993 Mexico City Mexico Palacio de los Deportes
February 26, 1993
February 27, 1993
March 1, 1993
March 2, 1993
March 12, 1993 Honolulu United States Neal S. Blaisdell Center
March 13, 1993
Supported by: Kyuss (Australia)
March 16, 1993 Tokyo Japan Yoyogi Olympic Pool
March 17, 1993
March 18, 1993 Yokohama Yokohama Arena
March 21, 1993 Fukuoka Sun Palace
March 22, 1993 Osaka Castle Hall
March 23, 1993 Nagoya Century Hall
Supported by: Kyuss (Australia)
March 26, 1993 Auckland New Zealand The Supertop
March 27, 1993 Sydney Australia Sydney Entertainment Centre
March 29, 1993 Boondall Brisbane Entertainment Centre
March 31, 1993SydneySydney Entertainment Centre
April 1, 1993
April 3, 1993 Melbourne National Tennis Centre
April 4, 1993
April 5, 1993 Adelaide Adelaide Entertainment Centre
April 7, 1993 Perth Perth Entertainment Centre
April 8, 1993
Supported by: Kyuss (Australia)
April 10, 1993 Jakarta Indonesia Lebak Bulus Stadium
April 11, 1993
April 13, 1993 Singapore Singapore Singapore Indoor Stadium
April 15, 1993 Bangkok Thailand Thai Japanese Youth Center
April 17, 1993 Manila Philippines PhilSports Football Stadium
North America
Supported by: Kyuss (Australia)
April 29, 1993 (canceled due to heavy rain) San Juan Puerto Rico Hiram Bithorn Stadium
South America
Supported by: Kyuss (Australia)
May 1, 1993 São Paulo Brazil Estádio Palestra Itália
May 2, 1993
May 4, 1993 Santiago Chile Chile National Stadium
May 7, 1993 Buenos Aires Argentina Velez Sarsfield Stadium
May 8, 1993
Europe & Israel
Supported by The Cult, Suicidal Tendencies
May 19, 1993 Hanover Germany Niedersachsenstadion
May 20, 1993 Düsseldorf Rheinstadion
May 22, 1993 Mannheim Maimarktgelande
May 23, 1993 Nuremberg Zeppelinfeld
May 24, 1993 Brno Czech Republic Bobby Stadium
May 26, 1993 Berlin Germany Waldbühne
May 28, 1993 Gentofte Denmark Gentofte Stadion
May 30, 1993 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Olympic Stadium
June 1, 1993 Helsinki Finland Oulunkylä Sportspark
June 5, 1993 Milton Keynes England National Bowl
June 8, 1993 Bratislava Slovakia SFC Inter Bratislava Stadium
June 9, 1993 Budapest Hungary MTK Stadium
June 12, 1993 Rotterdam Netherlands Feijenoord Stadium
June 13, 1993 Paris France Hippodrome De Vincennes
June 16, 1993 Lisbon Portugal Estádio José Alvalade
June 18, 1993 Madrid Spain Rayo Vallecano
June 20, 1993 Basel Switzerland St. Jakob Stadium
June 22, 1993 Turin Italy Stadio delle Alpi
June 25, 1993 Istanbul Turkey İnönü Stadium
June 26, 1993 Vienna Austria Praterstadion
June 27, 1993 Athens Greece Panionios Stadium
June 30, 1993 Tel Aviv Israel Hayarkon Park
July 3, 1993 Torhout Belgium Rock Tourhout [1]
July 4, 1993 Werchter Rock Werchter [1]


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.

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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.

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