2012 European Black Album Tour

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European Black Album Tour
Tour by Metallica
Associated albumMetallica
Start dateMay 7, 2012
End dateJune 10, 2012
Legs1
No. of shows16 in Europe
Metallica concert chronology

The 2012 European Black Album Tour (also called "The Metallica Vacation Tour 2012") was a concert tour of American heavy metal band Metallica. The Black Album, which was released in August 1991 was played entirely (in reverse order). The band confirmed that the tour would be a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the album. The tour headlined a few European festivals.[1][2]

Set list[edit]

  1. "Hit the Lights"
  2. "Master of Puppets"
  3. "The Shortest Straw"/"No Remorse"/"Fuel"/"Ride the Lightning"/"The Four Horsemen"
  4. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  5. "Blackened"/"Battery"/"Fight Fire with Fire"/"Hell and Back"

The Black Album

  1. "The Struggle Within"
  2. "My Friend of Misery"
  3. "The God That Failed"
  4. "Of Wolf and Man"
  5. "Nothing Else Matters"
  6. "Through the Never"
  7. "Don't Tread On Me"
  8. "Wherever I May Roam"
  9. "The Unforgiven"
  10. "Holier Than Thou"
  11. "Sad But True"
  12. "Enter Sandman"

Encore

  1. "Fuel"/"Creeping Death"/"Battery"/"Blackened/"Fight Fire with Fire"
  2. "One"
  3. "Seek & Destroy"

Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue/Event Attendance Boxscore
May 7, 2012 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena
May 8, 2012 Belgrade Serbia Ušće Park
May 10, 2012 Warsaw Poland Sonisphere Festival
May 12, 2012 Paris France Stade de France 72,975 / 72,975 $6,431,760[3]
May 13, 2012 Udine Italy Stadio Friuli
May 23, 2012 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin 39,993 / 39,993 $4,604,146[4]
May 25, 2012 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio Festival
May 26, 2012 Madrid Spain Sonisphere Festival
May 28, 2012 Werchter Belgium Festivalpark
May 30, 2012 Yverdon-les-Bains Switzerland Sonisphere Festival
June 1, 2012 Nuremberg Germany Rock im Park Festival
June 2, 2012 Nürburgring Rock am Ring Festival
June 4, 2012 Helsinki Finland Sonisphere Festival
June 6, 2012 Horsens Denmark State Prison Open Air 40,000 / 40,000 $4,331,340[5]
June 9, 2012 Donington Park United Kingdom Download Festival
June 10, 2012 Nickelsdorf Austria Nova Rock Festival

Personnel[edit]

Support acts[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "European Summer Vacation 2012 – The Black Album in its entirety — Metallica Blog Magnetic". Metallicablogmagnetic.com. Archived from the original on December 28, 2013. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  2. ^ "Metallica Announce More Black Album Anniversary Shows (a top story)::Metallica News". antiMusic.com. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop100Int'lBoxoffice.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop100Int'lBoxoffice.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.pollstarpro.com/files/charts2012/2012YearEndTop100Int'lBoxoffice.pdf
  6. ^ "Gojira News - Gojira to support Metallica". Artists.letssingit.com. Archived from the original on May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 5, 2014.
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  8. ^ "Tour | May 12, 2012 - Paris, France - Stade de France". Metallica.com. Archived from the original on May 4, 2012. Retrieved June 5, 2014.

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