|Tour by Metallica|
|Associated album||Live Shit: Binge & Purge / Metallica|
|Start date||May 30, 1994|
|End date||August 21, 1994|
|No. of shows||51|
|Metallica concert chronology|
The Shit Hits The Sheds was a concert tour by the American heavy metal band Metallica, which took place in 1994. The band played in 51 shows in North America, including a performance at Woodstock '94, which had an attendance of over 300,000 people.
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 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.
This tour is also known for the debut of the song "The God That Failed". On the last date of the tour in Miami, famed lead singer of Judas Priest, Rob Halford (who at the time was the singer for Fight), sang guest vocals on stage for a performance of "Rapid Fire" from his band's 1980 album British Steel . This was the last tour that Metallica played before tuning down to E♭ standard, due to James Hetfield's deteriorating vocals from the recent large-scale tour in support of Metallica , commonly known as the Black Album. This tour was also the first tour featuring Lars Ulrich's down-scaled drum kits. According to Ulrich's interview on guitar center in 2014, two rack toms were removed from his original drum setup thus allowing the hi-hat cymbal and ride cymbal to be placed nearer to him and making his drum easier to play.
"The God That Failed" is a song by American heavy metal band Metallica, from their 1991 self-titled album. The song was never released as a single, but was the first of the album's songs to be heard by the public. It is one of Metallica's first original releases to be tuned half a step down.
Judas Priest are an English heavy metal band formed in West Bromwich in 1969. The band has sold over 50 million copies of their albums to date. They are frequently ranked as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferent record production and lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status.
Robert John Arthur Halford is an English singer and songwriter. He is best known as the lead vocalist for the Grammy Award-winning heavy metal band Judas Priest. He is famous for his powerful wide-ranging voice and his now-trademark leather-and-studs image, both of which became revolutionary in heavy metal. In addition to his work with Judas Priest, he has been involved with several side projects, including Fight, Two and Halford.
Supporting acts for this tour were Danzig, Suicidal Tendencies (whose bassist Robert Trujillo would join Metallica nine years later), Candlebox and Fight. Alice in Chains was supposed to be one of the opening acts, but due to vocalist Layne Staley's drug addiction, they were forced to rescind the offer.As a result, Candlebox replaced Alice in Chains for the remainder of the tour. However, Jerry Cantrell joined in with Metallica on "For Whom the Bell Tolls" during their August 9, 1994 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma performance.
Danzig is an American heavy metal band, formed in 1987 in Lodi, New Jersey. The band is the musical outlet for singer-songwriter Glenn Danzig, preceded by the horror punk bands the Misfits and Samhain. They play in a bluesy doom-driven heavy metal style influenced by the early sound of Black Sabbath.
Suicidal Tendencies is an American crossover thrash band formed in 1980 in Venice, California by vocalist Mike Muir, who is the only remaining original member of the band. Along with D.R.I., Corrosion of Conformity, and Stormtroopers of Death, they are often credited as one of "the fathers of crossover thrash". Their current lineup includes Muir, guitarist Dean Pleasants, bassist Ra Díaz and drummer Dave Lombardo. Notable musicians who have contributed to the band's studio or live activities include guitarists Rocky George, Mike Clark and Ben Weinman, bassists Louiche Mayorga, Robert Trujillo, Josh Paul and Stephen "Thundercat" Bruner, and drummers Amery Smith, Jimmy DeGrasso, Brooks Wackerman, David Hidalgo Jr., Thomas Pridgen and session musician Josh Freese.
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.
(Taken from the Holmdel, New Jersey Garden State Arts Center show on June 1, 1994)
|Date||City||Country||Venue||Tickets sold / Available||Gross Revenue|
|May 30, 1994||Corfu, New York||United States||Darien Lake Performing Arts Center||N/A||N/A|
|June 1, 1994||Holmdel, New Jersey||Garden State Arts Center||10,802 / 10,802|
|June 3, 1994||Quebec City, Quebec||Canada||Hippodrome de Quebec||N/A|
|June 4, 1994||Barrie, Ontario||Molson Park|
|June 5, 1994||Syracuse, New York||United States||New York State Fair Grandstand|
|June 7, 1994||Allentown, Pennsylvania||Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand|
|June 8, 1994||Wantagh, New York||Jones Beach Amphitheatre|
|June 10, 1994||Essex Junction, Vermont||Champlain Valley Expo|
|June 11, 1994||Mansfield, Massachusetts||Great Woods Center|
|June 12, 1994||Swanzey, New Hampshire||Cheshire Fair Grandstand|
|June 14, 1994||Philadelphia||Mann Music Center|
|June 15, 1994||Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania||Williams Grove Speedway|
|June 17, 1994||Middletown, New York||Orange County Fairgrounds|
|June 18, 1994||Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio||Blossom Music Center|
|June 19, 1994||Cincinnati||Riverbend Music Center|
|June 21, 1994||Clarkston, Michigan||Pine Knob Music Theatre|
|June 22, 1994|
|June 24, 1994||Ionia, Michigan||Ionia Free Fair|
|June 25, 1994||Des Moines, Iowa||Iowa State Fairgrounds|
|June 26, 1994||Somerset, Wisconsin||River's Edge Park|
|June 28, 1994||Maryland Heights, Missouri||Riverport Amphitheater|
|June 29, 1994||Columbus, Ohio||Polaris Amphitheater|
|July 1, 1994||Milwaukee, Wisconsin||Marcus Amphitheater|
|July 2, 1994||Noblesville, Indiana||Deer Creek Music Center|
|July 3, 1994||Tinley Park, Illinois||World Music Theater||27,826 / 27,826||$584,797|
|July 17, 1994||Vancouver, British Columbia||Canada||Thunderbird Stadium||N/A||N/A|
|July 19, 1994||Seattle, Washington||United States||Memorial Stadium|
|July 20, 1994||Portland, Oregon||Portland Meadows|
|July 22, 1994||Mountain View, California||Shoreline Amphitheatre|
|July 23, 1994||Sacramento, California||California Exposition Amphitheatre|
|July 24, 1994||San Bernardino, California||Blockbuster Pavilion|
|July 26, 1994||Carson, California||Velodrome Field|
|July 27, 1994||Phoenix, Arizona||Desert Sky Pavilion|
|July 29, 1994||Park City, Utah||Park West Ski Resort|
|July 30, 1994||Whitney, Nevada||Sam Boyd Stadium||18,288 / 22,000||$493,875|
|July 31, 1994||San Diego, California||Brown Airfield||23,473 / 30,000||$574,976|
|August 2, 1994||Albuquerque, New Mexico||University Stadium||N/A||N/A|
|August 3, 1994||Greenwood Village, Colorado||Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre|
|August 5, 1994||Dallas, Texas||Starplex Amphitheatre|
|August 6, 1994||Austin, Texas||South Park Meadows|
|August 7, 1994||Baytown, Texas||Houston Raceway Park|
|August 9, 1994||Oklahoma City, Oklahoma||Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Speedway|
|August 10, 1994||Bonner Springs, Kansas||Sandstone Amphitheater|
|August 12, 1994||Burgettstown, Pennsylvania||Star Lake Amphitheatre||23,024 / 23,024||$532,665|
|August 13, 1994||Saugerties, New York||Woodstock '94||N/A||N/A|
|August 14, 1994||Columbia, Maryland||Merriweather Post Pavilion|
|August 16, 1994||Charlotte, North Carolina||Blockbuster Pavilion|
|August 17, 1994||Antioch, Tennessee||Starwood Amphitheatre|
|August 19, 1994||Atlanta||Lakewood Amphitheatre|
|August 20, 1994||Tampa, Florida||Florida State Fairgrounds|
|August 21, 1994||Miami, Florida||Bicentennial Park|
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.
Singing is the act of producing musical sounds with the voice and augments regular speech by the use of sustained tonality, rhythm, and a variety of vocal techniques. A person who sings is called a singer or vocalist. Singers perform music that can be sung with or without accompaniment by musical instruments. Singing is often done in an ensemble of musicians, such as a choir of singers or a band of instrumentalists. Singers may perform as soloists or accompanied by anything from a single instrument up to a symphony orchestra or big band. Different singing styles include art music such as opera and Chinese opera, Indian music and religious music styles such as gospel, traditional music styles, world music, jazz, blues, gazal and popular music styles such as pop, rock, electronic dance music and filmi.
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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 the drums. After publishing an advertisement in The Recycler, Ulrich met vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield and formed Metallica.
Cliff 'Em All is a compilation of video footage by the American thrash metal band Metallica. It was released in 1987 as a tribute to Metallica's bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a tour bus accident on September 27, 1986, at the age of 24, near Ljungby, Sweden during the European leg of their Damage, Inc. Tour. Its title is derived from Metallica's debut album, Kill 'Em All. The home video also features a performance with former guitarist Dave Mustaine on March 19, 1983, shortly before his ousting from the band for heavy drug and alcohol abuse.
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Sick of the Studio '07 was a 2007 concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica, which took place in Europe. The first four concerts were in festivals and the last eight in stadiums. The band held a tourname-competition among the fans and they personally chose the winning suggestion. The band did not play the "New Song" but the "Other New Song", which they had played on the previous tour, was played at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival The setlists of the tour were full of old songs. In Lisbon, Metallica performed "...And Justice For All" for the first time since October 1989.
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