Sick of the Studio '07

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Sick of the Studio '07
Tour by Metallica
Location Europe
Start date June 28, 2007
End date October 28, 2007
Legs 2
No. of shows 14
Metallica concert chronology

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 (Escape from the Studio '06), was played at the Bilbao BBK Live Festival [1] 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.

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.

Escape from the Studio 06 concert tour

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.


On July 13 there was a power failure at the Denmark show and the PA went down. The recording of the show stopped. As all the shows, the band offers through all the concerts available for buying. After this accident the band offered half of the show for a free download.

All profit coming from sales of the Live Earth show, through or iTunes Store, is headed to charity organizations; The Sierra Club, The Apollo Alliance, WWF and Rainforest Action Network specifically.

Typical setlist

(Taken from the Athens, Greece Rockwave Festival show on July 3, 2007)

  1. "Creeping Death"
  2. "Fuel"
  3. "Wherever I May Roam"
  4. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  5. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  6. "...And Justice for All"
  7. "The Memory Remains"
  8. "Disposable Heroes"
  9. "Orion"
  10. "Fade to Black"
  11. "Master of Puppets"
  12. "Battery"
  13. "Sad but True"
  14. "Nothing Else Matters"
  15. "One"
  16. "Enter Sandman"
  17. "Whiplash"
  18. "Seek & Destroy"

Tour dates

June 28, 2007 Lisbon Portugal Super Bock Super Rock
June 29, 2007 Bilbao Spain Bilbao Live Festival
July 1, 2007 Werchter Belgium Rock Werchter
July 3, 2007 Malakasa Greece Rockwave Festival
July 5, 2007 Vienna Austria Rotundenplatz
July 7, 2007 London United Kingdom Live Earth
July 8, 2007 Wembley Stadium
July 10, 2007 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin $4,121,600 [2]
July 12, 2007 Stockholm Sweden Stockholm Olympic Stadium
July 13, 2007 Aarhus Denmark Vestereng $5,921,398 [2]
July 15, 2007 Helsinki Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium $3,972,320 [2]
July 18, 2007 Moscow Russia Luzhniki Stadium
North America
October 27, 2007 Mountain View, California United States Bridge School Benefit
October 28, 2007


Album Song Times
Kill 'Em All (1983) "The Four Horsemen" 7
"Whiplash" 8
"Seek & Destroy" 11
Ride the Lightning (1984)"Ride the Lightning" 5
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" 9
"Fade to Black" 7
"Creeping Death" 11
Master of Puppets (1986) "Battery" 7
"Master of Puppets" 11
"The Thing That Should Not Be" 1
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" 8
"Disposable Heroes" 13
"Leper Messiah" 1
"Orion" 11
"Damage, Inc." 1
...And Justice for All (1988) "...And Justice for All" 10
"One" 11
Metallica (1991) "Enter Sandman" 12
"Sad But True" 11
"The Unforgiven" 6
"Wherever I May Roam" 7
"Nothing Else Matters" 14
ReLoad (1997) "Fuel" 3
"The Memory Remains" 11
Garage Inc. (1998) "Turn the Page" 1
"Last Caress" 1
"Am I Evil?" 3
"Stone Cold Crazy" 1
S&M (1999) "No Leaf Clover" 5
St. Anger (2003) "All Within My Hands" 2
New songs "The Other New Song" 1
Rare Earth cover "I Just Want to Celebrate" 2
Nazareth cover "Please Don't Judas Me" 2
Garbage cover "Only Happy When It Rains" 1
Blue Öyster Cult cover "Veteran of the Psychic Wars" 1
Dire Straits cover "Brothers in Arms" 2


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.

Singing act of producing musical sounds with the voice

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.

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.


  1. "Metallica - June 29, 2007 Bilbao BBK Live Festival, Bilbao, SPA". Retrieved 14 December 2017.
  2. 1 2 3 "2007 Top 100 International Boxoffice" (PDF). Retrieved 14 December 2017.