Metallica kicked off the 2023-2024 “M72 World Tour” at Johan Cruijff ArenA Stadium in Amsterdam on Thursday night 27 April in support of their new album, 72 seasons. The two-year outing (tickets available here) features metal icons playing two completely unique sets over two nights in each city.
On the first night in Amsterdam, the metal giants premiered three songs from 72 seasonsincluding “Lux Æterna”, “Screaming Suicide”, and “Sleepwalk My Life Away”, with the latter two receiving their live debut.
Elsewhere on the 16 Songs compilation, 1984 lightning ride, 1986 Master of puppetsand 1991 LP (also known as “The Black Album”) were represented equally by three songs each, while no more than one song was played from any of the other albums.
The concert opened with the instrumental “Orion”, marking the first time since 2011 that Metallica has opened a show with Master of puppets classic. The collection ended with the epic “Master of Puppets,” which had a major pop culture moment last year after it was featured in Netflix’s Weird things.
Other highlights included “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, “Sad But True”, “Battery”, and “Seek and Destroy”.
For fans wondering why hits like “Enter Sandman,” “Wherever I Roam,” and “Death Crawler” didn’t make it, it’s likely that they’ll be shown Saturday night (April 29) at the same venue. As mentioned, the band does not repeat any songs on the two shows in each city on the tour.
Metallica performs on tour during this tour, which means they are surrounded by audiences on all sides as they play midfield.
Watch the fan-shot video footage and showdown below, and get your tickets for Metallica’s upcoming tour dates here. And be sure to read our recent cover story interview with Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and Robert Trujillo.
Make the list:
For whom the bell tolls
The king is nothing
Screaming Suicide (Live Appearance)
Sleepwalk My Life Away (Live Appearance)
nothing else matters
Sad but true
The day that never comes
Seek and destroy
Master of puppets
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