Ride the Lightning Tour

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Ride the Lightning
Tour by Metallica
Associated album Ride the Lightning
Start date November 17, 1984
End date December 31, 1985
Shows 84
Metallica concert chronology
Kill 'Em All for One Tour
(1983-1984)
Ride the Lightning Tour
(1984-1985)
Damage, Inc. Tour
(1986-1987)

Ride the Lightning was the second concert tour by the American thrash metal band Metallica. The tour was in support of Metallica's second album Ride the Lightning. Tank provided tour support in Europe, while WASP and Armored Saint shared the stage in North America. Metallica performed for the first time at Monsters of Rock in front of 70,000 people.

Typical setlist[edit]

(Taken from the Albuquerque, New Mexico Grand Central Station show on March 3, 1985)

  1. "Fight Fire with Fire"
  2. "Ride the Lightning"
  3. "Phantom Lord"
  4. "The Four Horsemen"
  5. "(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth" (Bass Solo)
  6. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  7. "No Remorse"
  8. "Fade to Black"
  9. "Seek & Destroy"
  10. "Whiplash"
  11. "Creeping Death"
  12. Guitar Solo
  13. "Am I Evil?" (Originally performed by Diamond Head)
  14. "Motorbreath"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe
November 17, 1984 Poperinge Belgium Maecke Blyde
November 18, 1984 Paris France Espace Ballard
November 20, 1984 Lyon Palais D'Hiver
November 21, 1984 Marseilles Stadium
November 22, 1984 Toulouse Le Riff
November 23, 1984 Bordeaux Grand Parc
November 24, 1984 Montpellier Grand Odeon
November 25, 1984 Nice Theater de Verdue
November 27, 1984 Milan Italy Palas Giovanni
November 30, 1984 Zurich Switzerland Volkshaus
December 1, 1984 Mainz Germany Ezlerhof
December 2, 1984 Nuremberg Hemmerleinhalle
December 3, 1984 Mannheim Kulturhaus
December 4, 1984 Sindelfingen Ausstellungshalle
December 5, 1984 Cologne Stadthalle
December 7, 1984 Amsterdam Holland Paradiso
December 8, 1984 Osnabrück Germany Halle Gartlage
December 9, 1984 Hamburg Markthalle
December 11, 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Saga
December 12, 1984 Stockholm Sweden Gotalejon
December 14, 1984 Lieto Finland Travashovi
December 15, 1984 Naval Iioharjn
December 16, 1984 Helsinki House of Culture
December 20, 1984 London England Lyceum Ballroom
North America
January 11, 1985 Scotia, New York United States Skyway Club
January 12, 1985 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Darby's
January 13, 1985 Baltimore, Maryland Coast to Coast
January 15, 1985 Montreal Canada Spectrum
January 16, 1985
January 17, 1985 Quebec City Salle-Albert Rousseau
January 18, 1985 Ottawa Civic Center
January 19, 1985 Toronto Yonge Concert Hall
January 20, 1985 Buffalo, New York United States Salty Dog
January 22, 1985 Scranton, Pennsylvania ?
January 23, 1985 Poughkeepsie, New York Hudson Civic Center
January 25, 1985 Elmhurst, New York L'Amour East
January 26, 1985 Brooklyn, New York L'Amours
January 27, 1985
January 28, 1985 Columbus, Ohio Newport Music Hall
January 29, 1985 Cincinnati, Ohio Annie's Riverside Saloon
January 30, 1985 Indianapolis, Indiana Sherwood Country Club
February 1, 1985 Detroit, Michigan Royal Oak Music Theater
February 3, 1985 Kalamazoo, Michigan State Theater
February 5, 1985 Madison, Wisconsin Dane County Coliseum
February 6, 1985 Minneapolis, Minnesota First Avenue
February 7, 1985 Rochester, Minnesota Mayo Civic Auditorium
February 8, 1985 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Eagles Club Ballroom
February 9, 1985 Chicago, Illinois Aragon Ballroom
February 10, 1985 Green Bay, Wisconsin Brown County Veterans Memorial Arena
February 13, 1985 Cedar Rapids, Iowa Five Seasons Center
February 14, 1985 Burlington, Iowa Burlington Memorial Auditorium
February 15, 1985 St. Louis, Missouri Reflexions
February 16, 1985 Kansas City, Missouri Uptown Theater
February 17, 1985 Wichita, Kansas Cotillion
February 20, 1985 Tulsa, Oklahoma Cains Ballroom
February 21, 1985 Austin, Texas City Coliseum
February 22, 1985 San Antonio, Texas Cameo Theater
February 23, 1985
February 24, 1985 H
February 25, 1985 Corpus Christi, Texas Ritz Music Hall
February 26, 1985 Houston, Texas Cardi's
February 27, 1985 Dallas, Texas Arcadia
February 28, 1985 Houston, Texas Cardi's
March 2, 1985 El Paso, Texas Big Apple Night Club
March 3, 1985 Albuquerque, New Mexico Grand Central Station
March 4, 1985 Colorado Springs, Colorado DJ's Nightclub
March 5, 1985 Denver, Colorado Rainbow Music Hall
March 6, 1985 Phoenix, Arizona State Theatre
March 9, 1985 San Diego, California State University
March 10, 1985 Hollywood, California Hollywood Palladium
March 13, 1985 Palo Alto, California The Keystone
March 14, 1985 San Francisco, California Kabuki Theater
March 15, 1985
March 17, 1985 Seattle, Washington Moore Theater
March 18, 1985 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada New York Theater
March 19, 1985 Portland, Oregon United States Starry Night Club
Post-Tour Festivals
August 13, 1985 Birmingham United Kingdom Rehearsal
August 17, 1985 Castle Donington Donington Park
August 24, 1985 San Francisco, California United States Ruthie's Inn
August 31, 1985 Oakland, California Oakland Coliseum
September 14, 1985 Sankt Goarshausen Germany Metal Hammer Fest
December 29, 1985 Sacramento, California United States Memorial Auditorium
December 31, 1985 San Francisco, California Civic Center

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