It’s been a really long time since Metallica was in Minneapolis last, so the sell-out crowd at the brand new US Bank Stadium was more than ready to rock. I expected awesome crowd reception, and we delivered.
What I didn’t expect (but should’ve), was that my ears would still be ringing the next day!
Metallica blew the lid off of that stadium, on an unusually chilly August Saturday night, and there was no better act to be the first representative of heavy metal to tear it down.
They launched into “Creeping Death” which let the audience know they were in for a ride! Seconds later – “For Whom The Bells Tolls” which oozed every bit of menacing aroma you’d imagine.
James Hetfield’s greatest song intro of the night was certainly before “Fuel”. He said something like, “We hope you’re having a good time, and I just wanna say – GIMME FUEL, GIMME FIRE, GIMME THAT WHICH I DESIRE!!” Yeah… the build up shook the new stadium to its core! No one expected the launch of such a powerful train of sound so soon!
1. Creeping Death
2. For Whom The Bell Tolls
4. King Nothing
5. The Memory Remains
6. The Unforgiven
7. Leper Messiah (followed by a Kirk guitar solo)
8. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
9. Sad But True (followed by a Rob bass solo)
10. Wherever I May Roam
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Battery (followed by another Kirk solo)
14. Fade To Black
15. Seek & Destroy
Whiskey In The Jar
Nothing Else Matters
Needless to say, they covered every song you’d want them too. Rob even stepped out in a Vikings jersey for a bit! They truly tailored this show for the fans.
Special shout out to Volbeat and Avenged Sevenfold who did a great job warming up the crowd!