Poor Touring Me

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Poor Touring Me
Tour by Metallica
Associated album Load
Start date June 4, 1996
End date May 28, 1997
Shows 158
Metallica concert chronology
Shit Hits the Sheds Tour
(1994)
Poor Touring Me
(1996-1997)
Poor Re-Touring Me Tour
(1998-1999)

The Poor Touring Me Tour was a 1996-1997 concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica supporting their sixth album Load. It had two legs, one in Europe and the other in North America. The name comes from the ninth song of the album, "Poor Twisted Me." The VHS/DVD Cunning Stunts was recorded in Fort Worth, Texas, on May 9 and 10. Some time through the tour lead vocalist James Hetfield's father died. The concert that was supposed to be held on that night was canceled and postponed.

First typical setlist[edit]

(Taken from the Salt Lake City, UT Delta Center show on January 2, 1997)

  1. "So What?" (originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)
  2. "Creeping Death"
  3. "Sad but True"
  4. "Ain't My Bitch"
  5. "Whiplash"
  6. "King Nothing"
  7. "One"
  8. "Wasting My Hate"
  9. Bass/Guitar Doodle
  10. "Nothing Else Matters"
  11. "Until It Sleeps"
  12. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  13. "Wherever I May Roam"
  14. "Fade to Black"
  15. "Seek & Destroy"
  16. "Last Caress" (Originally performed by the Misfits)
  17. "Master of Puppets"
  18. "Enter Sandman"
  19. "Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)
  20. "Motorbreath"
  21. "Poor Twisted Me"
  22. "Mama Said"

Second typical setlist[edit]

(Taken from the Fort Worth, TX Tarrant County Convention Center show on May 9, 1997)

  1. "So What?" (originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)
  2. "Creeping Death"
  3. "Sad but True"
  4. "Ain't My Bitch"
  5. "Hero of the Day"
  6. "King Nothing"
  7. "One"
  8. "Fuel"
  9. Bass/Guitar Doodle
  10. "Nothing Else Matters"
  11. "Until It Sleeps"
  12. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  13. "Wherever I May Roam"
  14. "Fade to Black"
  15. "Kill/Ride Medley"
  16. "Last Caress" (Originally performed by the Misfits)
  17. "Master of Puppets"
  18. "Enter Sandman"
  19. "Am I Evil?" (originally performed by Diamond Head)
  20. "Motorbreath"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
North American Tour I, Promos and Lollapalooza No. 6
June 4, 1996 San Jose, California United States Tower Records Parking Lot
Sacramento, California
June 9, 1996 San Francisco, California Slim's
June 10, 1996
June 23, 1996 Toronto, Ontario Canada The Phoenix
June 24, 1996 Aberdeen, Washington United States Louie's Bar
June 27, 1996 Kansas City, Missouri Longview Lake
June 28, 1996 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa State Fairgrounds
June 30, 1996 Rockford, Illinois Winnebago County Fair
July 2, 1996 Indianapolis, Indiana Deer Creek Soccer Field
July 3, 1996 Columbus, Ohio Buckeye Lake Music Center
July 5, 1996 Barrie, Ontario Canada Molson Park
July 7, 1996 Quebec City, Quebec The Hippodrome
July 9, 1996 Pownal, Vermont United States Green Mountain Fair
July 11, 1996 New York City, New York Randall's Island
July 12, 1996
July 13, 1996 Syracuse, New York NY Fairgrounds
July 16, 1996 Charlestown, West Virginia Charlestown Raceway
July 18, 1996 West Palm Beach, Florida West Palm Beach Fair
July 20, 1996 Rockingham, North Carolina Rockingham Dragway
July 21, 1996 Knoxville, Tennessee Forks in the River
July 23, 1996 New Orleans, Louisiana U.N.D. Soccer Field
July 25, 1996 Ferris, Texas Old Fort Dallas
July 27, 1996 Chandler, Arizona Compton Terrace
July 30, 1996 George, Washington The Gorge Amphitheatre
August 2, 1996 San Jose, California Spartan Stadium
August 3, 1996 Irvine, California Irvine Meadows
August 4, 1996
European Tour
September 6, 1996 Vienna Austria Wiener Stadthalle
September 8, 1996 Katowice Poland Spodek
September 9, 1996 Prague Czech Republic Sportovní hala
September 11, 1996 Berlin Germany Deutschlandhalle
September 12, 1996 Kiel Ostseehalle
September 14, 1996 Ghent Belgium Flanders Expo
September 15, 1996 Paris France Palais Omnisports Bercy
September 16, 1996
September 18, 1996 San Sebastián Spain Vélodrome
September 20, 1996 Lisbon Portugal Estádio do Restelo
September 22, 1996 Madrid Spain Estadio La Peineta
September 23, 1996 Barcelona Palau Sant Jordi
September 26, 1996 Rome Italy PalaEUR
September 28, 1996 Milan Forum Di Assago
September 29, 1996 Turin Palastampa
September 30, 1996 Milan Palatrussardi
October 2, 1996 Marseille France Le Dôme de Marseille
October 3, 1996 Lyon Halle Tony Garnier
October 5, 1996 Birmingham England NEC Arena
October 6, 1996
October 7, 1996 Newcastle Newcastle Arena
October 9, 1996 Dublin Ireland Point Theatre
October 10, 1996 Glasgow Scotland Barrowland Ballroom
October 12, 1996 London England Earls Court Arena
October 14, 1996 Cardiff Wales Cardiff International Arena
October 15, 1996 Manchester England NYNEX Arena
October 16, 1996 Sheffield Sheffield Arena
October 18, 1996 Hamburg Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
October 21, 1996 Dortmund Westfalenhallen
October 22, 1996 Berlin Deutschlandhalle
October 23, 1996 Leipzig Messehalle
October 25, 1996 Mannheim Maimarkthalle
October 26, 1996 Munich Olympiahalle
November 4, 1996 Frankfurt Festhalle Frankfurt
November 5, 1996 Oldenburg Weser-Ems Halle
November 7, 1996 Zurich Switzerland Hallenstadion
November 8, 1996 Stuttgart Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
November 9, 1996 Nuremberg Frankenhalle
November 11, 1996 Bielefeld Seidenstickerhalle
November 12, 1996 Utrecht Netherlands Prins Van Oranjehal
November 15, 1996 Stockholm Sweden Globe Arena
November 16, 1996
November 18, 1996 Helsinki Finland Jäähalli
November 19, 1996
November 21, 1996 Gothenburg Sweden Scandinavium
November 23, 1996 Oslo Norway Oslo Spektrum
November 24, 1996
November 26, 1996 Copenhagen Denmark Forum Copenhagen
November 27, 1996
North American Tour II
December 19, 1996 Fresno, California United States Selland Arena
December 20, 1996 Inglewood, California Great Western Forum
December 21, 1996
December 29, 1996 Sacramento, California ARCO Arena
December 30, 1996 Daly City, California Cow Palace
December 31, 1996 San Jose, California San Jose Arena
January 2, 1997 Salt Lake City, Utah Delta Center
January 4, 1997 Phoenix, Arizona America West Arena
January 5, 1997
January 6, 1997 Las Cruces, New Mexico Pan American Center
January 8, 1997 Albuquerque, New Mexico Tingley Coliseum
January 10, 1997 Paradise, Nevada Thomas & Mack Center
January 11, 1997 San Diego, California San Diego Sports Arena
January 24, 1997 Denver, Colorado McNichols Sports Arena
January 25, 1997
January 28, 1997 Ames, Iowa Hilton Coliseum
January 29, 1997 Minneapolis, Minnesota Target Center
January 31, 1997 Kansas City, Missouri Kemper Arena
February 1, 1997 Memphis, Tennessee Pyramid Arena
February 2, 1997 Louisville, Kentucky Freedom Hall
February 4, 1997 St. Louis, Missouri Kiel Center
February 5, 1997 Moline, Illinois The MARK of the Quad Cities
February 7, 1997 Rosemont, Illinois Rosemont Horizon Arena
February 8, 1997
February 9, 1997
February 11, 1997 Fargo, North Dakota Fargodome
February 12, 1997 Winnipeg, Manitoba Canada Winnipeg Arena
February 14, 1997 Milwaukee, Wisconsin United States Bradley Center
February 15, 1997 Grand Rapids, Michigan Van Andel Arena
February 16, 1997 Indianapolis, Indiana Market Square Arena
February 18, 1997 Cleveland, Ohio Gund Arena
February 19, 1997
February 22, 1997 Auburn Hills, Michigan The Palace of Auburn Hills
February 23, 1997
February 24, 1997 Hamilton, Ontario Canada Copps Coliseum
February 26, 1997 Roanoke, Virginia United States Roanoke Civic Center
February 28, 1997 Long Island, New York Nassau Coliseum
March 1, 1997 Worcester, Massachusetts Worcester's Centrum Centre
March 2, 1997 University Park, Pennsylvania Bryce Jordan Center
March 4, 1997 Boston, Massachusetts FleetCenter
March 5, 1997
March 7, 1997 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania CoreStates Center
March 8, 1997
March 10, 1997 New York City, New York Madison Square Garden
March 11, 1997
March 25, 1997 Buffalo, New York Marine Midland Arena
March 26, 1997 Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Pittsburgh Civic Arena
March 28, 1997 Montreal, Quebec Canada Molson Centre
March 29, 1997 Quebec City, Quebec Colisée de Québec
March 30, 1997 Ottawa, Ontario Corel Centre
April 1, 1997 East Rutherford, New Jersey United States Continental Airlines Arena
April 2, 1997 Hampton, Virginia Hampton Coliseum
April 4, 1997 Hartford, Connecticut Hartford Civic Center
April 5, 1997 Providence, Rhode Island Providence Civic Center
April 6, 1997 Albany, New York Pepsi Arena
April 8, 1997 Landover, Maryland USAir Arena
April 9, 1997
April 11, 1997 Charlotte, North Carolina Charlotte Coliseum
April 12, 1997 Greensboro, North Carolina Greensboro Coliseum
April 14, 1997 Nashville, Tennessee Nashville Arena
April 15, 1997 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverfront Coliseum
April 16, 1997
April 18, 1997 Tampa, Florida Tampa Bay Ice Palace
April 19, 1997 Miami, Florida Miami Arena
April 20, 1997 Orlando, Florida Orlando Arena
April 22, 1997 Atlanta, Georgia The Omni
April 23, 1997
April 25, 1997 Biloxi, Mississippi Mississippi Coast Coliseum
April 26, 1997 Lafayette, Louisiana Cajundome
April 28, 1997 Houston, Texas The Summit
April 29, 1997 San Antonio, Texas Alamodome
April 30, 1997 Austin, Texas Frank Erwin Center
May 9, 1997 Fort Worth, Texas Tarrant County Convention Center
May 10, 1997
May 11, 1997 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Myriad Convention Center
May 14, 1997 Reno, Nevada Lawlor Events Center
May 15, 1997 Boise, Idaho BSU Pavilion
May 16, 1997 Spokane, Washington Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
May 18, 1997 Portland, Oregon Rose Garden Arena
May 20, 1997 Seattle, Washington KeyArena
May 24, 1997 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada General Motors Place
May 26, 1997 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Saskatchewan Place
May 27, 1997 Calgary, Alberta Canadian Airlines Saddledome
May 28, 1997 Edmonton, Alberta Edmonton Coliseum

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