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 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 at Fort Worth, on May 9–10. 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]

North American Tour I, Promos and Lollapalooza No. 6[edit]

Date City Venue
6/4/1996 United States San Jose, CA, USA Tower Records Parking Lot
6/4/1996 United States Sacramento, CA, USA Tower Records Parking Lot
6/9/1996 United States San Francisco, CA, USA Slim's
6/10/1996 United States San Francisco, CA, USA Slim's
6/23/1996 Canada Toronto, Ontario, Canada The Phoenix
6/24/1996 United States Aberdeen, WA, USA Louie's Bar
6/27/1996 United States Kansas City, MO, USA Longview Lake
6/28/1996 United States Des Moines, IA, USA Iowa State Fairgrounds
6/30/1996 United States Rockford, IL, USA Winnebago County Fair
7/2/1996 United States Indianapolis, IN, USA Deer Creek Soccer Field
7/3/1996 United States Columbus, OH, USA Buckeye Lake Music Center
7/5/1996 Canada Barrie, Southern Ontario, Canada Molson Park
7/7/1996 Canada Quebec City, Quebec, Canada The Hippodrome
7/9/1996 United States Pownal, VT, USA Green Mountain Fair
7/11/1996 United States New York, NY, USA Randall's Island
7/12/1996 United States New York, NY, USA Randall's Island
7/13/1996 United States Syracuse, NY, USA NY Fairgrounds
7/16/1996 United States Charlestown, WV, USA Charlestown Raceway
7/18/1996 United States West Palm Beach, FL, USA West Palm Beach Fair
7/20/1996 United States Rockingham, NC, USA Rockingham Dragway
7/21/1996 United States Knoxville, TN, USA Forks in the River
7/23/1996 United States New Orleans, LA, USA U.N.D. Soccer Field
7/25/1996 United States Ferris, TX, USA Old Fort Dallas
7/27/1996 United States Chandler, AZ, USA Compton Terrace
7/30/1996 United States George, WA, USA The Gorge
8/2/1996 United States San Jose, CA, USA Spartan Stadium
8/3/1996 United States Irvine, CA, USA Irvine Meadows
8/4/1996 United States Irvine, CA, USA Irvine Meadows

European Tour[edit]

Date City Venue
9/6/1996 Austria Vienna, Austria Stadthalle
9/8/1996 Poland Katowice, Poland Spodek
9/9/1996 Czech Republic Prague, Czech Republic Sportovní hala
9/11/1996 Germany Berlin, Germany Deutschlandhalle
9/12/1996 Germany Kiel, Germany Ostseehalle
9/14/1996 Belgium Ghent, Belgium Flanders Expo
9/15/1996 France Paris, France Palais Omnisports Bercy
9/16/1996 France Paris, France Palais Omnisports Bercy
9/18/1996 Spain San Sebastián, Spain Vélodrome
9/20/1996 Portugal Lisbon, Portugal Estádio do Restelo
9/22/1996 Spain Madrid, Spain Estadio La Peineta
9/23/1996 Spain Barcelona, Spain Palau Sant Jordi
9/26/1996 Italy Rome, Italy PalaEUR
9/28/1996 Italy Milan, Italy Forum Di Assago
9/29/1996 Italy Turin, Italy Palastampa
9/30/1996 Italy Milan, Italy Palatrussardi
10/2/1996 France Marseille, France Le Dôme
10/3/1996 France Lyon, France Halle Tony Garnier
10/5/1996 United Kingdom Birmingham, England NEC Arena
10/6/1996 United Kingdom Birmingham, England NEC Arena
10/7/1996 United Kingdom Newcastle, England Newcastle Arena
10/9/1996 Republic of Ireland Dublin, Ireland Point Theatre
10/10/1996 United Kingdom Glasgow, Scotland Barrowland Ballroom
10/12/1996 United Kingdom London, England Earls Court Arena
10/14/1996 United Kingdom Cardiff, Wales Cardiff International Arena
10/15/1996 United Kingdom Manchester, England NYNEX Arena
10/16/1996 United Kingdom Sheffield, England Sheffield Arena
10/18/1996 Germany Hamburg, Germany Alsterdorfer Sporthalle
10/21/1996 Germany Dortmund, Germany Westfalenhalle
10/22/1996 Germany Berlin, Germany Deutschlandhalle
10/23/1996 Germany Leipzig, Germany Messehalle
10/25/1996 Germany Mannheim, Germany Maimarkthalle
10/26/1996 Germany Munich, Germany Olympiahalle
11/4/1996 Germany Frankfurt, Germany Festhalle
11/5/1996 Germany Oldenburg, Germany Weser-Ems-Halle
11/7/1996 Switzerland Zürich, Switzerland Hallenstadion
11/8/1996 Germany Stuttgart, Germany Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle
11/9/1996 Germany Nuremberg, Germany Frankenhalle
11/11/1996 Germany Bielefeld, Germany Seidenstickerhalle
11/12/1996 Netherlands Utrecht, Netherlands Prins Van Oranjehal
11/15/1996 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena
11/16/1996 Sweden Stockholm, Sweden Globe Arena
11/18/1996 Finland Helsinki, Finland Jäähalli
11/19/1996 Finland Helsinki, Finland Jäähalli
11/21/1996 Sweden Gothenburg, Sweden Scandinavium
11/23/1996 Norway Oslo, Norway Spektrum
11/24/1996 Norway Oslo, Norway Spektrum
11/26/1996 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen
11/27/1996 Denmark Copenhagen, Denmark Forum Copenhagen

North American Tour II[edit]

Date City Venue
12/19/1996 United States Fresno, CA, USA Selland Arena
12/20/1996 United States Inglewood, CA, USA Great Western Forum
12/21/1996 United States Inglewood, CA, USA Great Western Forum
12/29/1996 United States Sacramento, CA, USA ARCO Arena
12/30/1996 United States Daly City, CA, USA Cow Palace
12/31/1996 United States San Jose, CA, USA San Jose Arena
1/2/1997 United States Salt Lake City, UT, USA Delta Center
1/4/1997 United States Phoenix, AZ, USA America West Arena
1/5/1997 United States Phoenix, AZ, USA America West Arena
1/6/1997 United States Las Cruces, NM, USA Pan American Center
1/8/1997 United States Albuquerque, NM, USA Tingley Coliseum
1/10/1997 United States Las Vegas, NV, USA Thomas & Mack Center
1/11/1997 United States San Diego, CA, USA San Diego Sports Arena
1/24/1997 United States Denver, CO, USA McNichols Sports Arena
1/25/1997 United States Denver, CO, USA McNichols Sports Arena
1/28/1997 United States Ames, IA, USA Hilton Coliseum
1/29/1997 United States Minneapolis, MN, USA Target Center
1/31/1997 United States Kansas City, MO, USA Kemper Arena
2/1/1997 United States Memphis, TN, USA Pyramid Arena
2/2/1997 United States Louisville, KY, USA Freedom Hall
2/4/1997 United States St. Louis, MO, USA Kiel Center
2/5/1997 United States Moline, IL, USA The MARK of the Quad Cities
2/7/1997 United States Rosemont, IL, USA Rosemont Horizon Arena
2/8/1997 United States Rosemont, IL, USA Rosemont Horizon Arena
2/9/1997 United States Rosemont, IL, USA Rosemont Horizon Arena
2/11/1997 United States Fargo, ND, USA Fargodome
2/12/1997 Canada Winnipeg, MB, Canada Winnipeg Arena
2/14/1997 United States Milwaukee, WI, USA Bradley Center
2/15/1997 United States Grand Rapids, MI, USA Van Andel Arena
2/16/1997 United States Indianapolis, IN, USA Market Square Arena
2/18/1997 United States Cleveland, OH, USA Gund Arena
2/19/1997 United States Cleveland, OH, USA Gund Arena
2/22/1997 United States Auburn Hills, MI, USA The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/23/1997 United States Auburn Hills, MI, USA The Palace of Auburn Hills
2/24/1997 Canada Hamilton, ON, Canada Copps Coliseum
2/26/1997 United States Roanoke, VA, USA Roanoke Civic Center
3/1/1997 United States Worcester, MA, USA Worcester's Centrum Centre
3/2/1997 United States State College, PA, USA Bryce Jordan Center
3/4/1997 United States Boston, MA, USA FleetCenter
3/5/1997 United States Boston, MA, USA FleetCenter
3/7/1997 United States Philadelphia, PA, USA CoreStates Center
3/8/1997 United States Philadelphia, PA, USA CoreStates Center
3/10/1997 United States New York City, NY, USA Madison Square Garden
3/11/1997 United States New York City, NY, USA Madison Square Garden
3/25/1997 United States Buffalo, NY, USA Marine Midland Arena
3/26/1997 United States Pittsburgh, PA, USA Pittsburgh Civic Arena
3/28/1997 Canada Montreal, QC, Canada Molson Centre
3/29/1997 Canada Quebec City, QC, Canada Colisée de Québec
3/30/1997 Canada Ottawa, ON, Canada Corel Centre
4/1/1997 United States East Rutherford, NJ, USA Continental Airlines Arena
4/2/1997 United States Hampton, VA, USA Hampton Coliseum
4/4/1997 United States Hartford, CT, USA Hartford Civic Center
4/5/1997 United States Providence, RI, USA Providence Civic Center
4/6/1997 United States Albany, NY, USA Pepsi Arena
4/8/1997 United States Landover, MD, USA USAir Arena
4/9/1997 United States Landover, MD, USA USAir Arena
4/11/1997 United States Charlotte, NC, USA Charlotte Coliseum
4/12/1997 United States Greensboro, NC, USA Greensboro Coliseum
4/14/1997 United States Nashville, TN, USA Nashville Arena
4/15/1997 United States Cincinnati, OH, USA Riverfront Coliseum
4/16/1997 United States Cincinnati, OH, USA Riverfront Coliseum
4/18/1997 United States Tampa, FL, USA Tampa Bay Ice Palace
4/19/1997 United States Miami, FL, USA Miami Arena
4/20/1997 United States Orlando, FL, USA Orlando Arena
4/22/1997 United States Atlanta, GA, USA The Omni
4/23/1997 United States Atlanta, GA, USA The Omni
4/25/1997 United States Biloxi, MS, USA Mississippi Coast Coliseum
4/26/1997 United States Lafayette, LA, USA Cajundome
4/28/1997 United States Houston, TX, USA The Summit
4/29/1997 United States San Antonio, TX, USA Alamodome
4/30/1997 United States Austin, TX, USA Frank Erwin Center
5/9/1997 United States Fort Worth, TX, USA Tarrant County Convention Center
5/10/1997 United States Fort Worth, TX, USA Tarrant County Convention Center
5/11/1997 United States Oklahoma City, OK, USA Myriad Convention Center
5/14/1997 United States Reno, NV, USA Lawlor Events Center
5/15/1997 United States Boise, ID, USA BSU Pavilion
5/16/1997 United States Spokane, WA, USA Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
5/18/1997 United States Portland, OR, USA Rose Garden Arena
5/20/1997 United States Seattle, WA, USA KeyArena
5/24/1997 Canada Vancouver, BC, Canada General Motors Place
5/26/1997 Canada Saskatoon, SK, Canada Saskatchewan Place
5/27/1997 Canada Calgary, AB, Canada Canadian Airlines Saddledome
5/28/1997 Canada Edmonton, AB, Canada Edmonton Coliseum

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