Ride the Lightning Tour

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Ride the Lightning Tour
Promotional tour by Metallica
Location North America
Europe
Associated album Ride the Lightning
Start date November 17, 1984 (1984-11-17)
End date March 19, 1985 (1985-03-19)
Legs 1 in Europe
1 in North America
2 total
No. of shows 61 in North America
27 in Europe
88 total
Metallica concert chronology

The Ride the Lightning Tour was the second concert tour by American thrash metal band Metallica. The tour was in support of Metallica's second studio album Ride the Lightning. Tank provided tour support in Europe, with WASP and Armored Saint supporting in North America. Metallica performed for the first time at Monsters of Rock in front of 70,000 people.[1][2][3][4][5][6][7]

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Tour dates[edit]

Date City Country Venue
Europe (Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang Tour)
November 16, 1984 Rouen France Exo 7
November 17, 1984 Poperinge Belgium Joyful Makeover Salon
November 18, 1984 Paris France Balard Space
November 20, 1984 Lyon D'Hiver Palace
November 21, 1984 Marseilles Marseilles Stadium
November 22, 1984 Toulouse Riff Club
November 23, 1984 Bordeaux Bourdeaux Celebration Hall
November 24, 1984 Montpellier Grand Odeon
November 25, 1984 Nice Théâtre de verdure de Nice
November 27, 1984 Milan Italy Curtain Theatre
November 28, 1984 Venice Giovanni Palace
November 30, 1984 Zürich Switzerland Volkshaus
December 1, 1984 Mainz Germany Elzer Court
December 2, 1984 Neunkirchen Hemmerleinhalle
December 3, 1984 Mannheim Mannheim Cultural House
December 4, 1984 Sindelfingen Sindelfingen Exhibition Hall
December 5, 1984 Cologne Cologne City Hall
December 7, 1984 Amsterdam Netherlands Paradiso
December 8, 1984 Osnabrück Germany Gartlage Hall
December 9, 1984 Hamburg Markthalle Hamburg Auditorium
December 11, 1984 Copenhagen Denmark Saga Rock Theatre
December 12, 1984 Stockholm Sweden Göta Lejon
December 14, 1984 Lieto Finland Nuortentalo Tarvashovi Oy
December 15, 1984 Nivala Tuiskula
December 16, 1984 Helsinki Helsinki Culture House
December 20, 1984 London England Lyceum"Ballroom
North America
January 9, 1985 Boston United States The Channel
January 10, 1985 Scotia Skyway
January 11, 1985 Hartford Agora Ballroom
January 12, 1985 Upper Darby Tower Theater
January 13, 1985 Baltimore Coast to Coast
January 15, 1985 Montreal Canada Spectrum
January 16, 1985
January 17, 1985 Quebec City Albert-Rousseau Hall
January 18, 1985 Ottawa Ottawa Civic Arena
January 19, 1985 Toronto Toronto Concert Hall
January 20, 1985 Buffalo United States Salty Dog Skyroom Saloon
January 22, 1985 Scranton West Side Theater
January 23, 1985 Poughkeepsie Mid-Hudson Civic Center (Mair Hall)
January 25, 1985 New York City L'Amour
January 26, 1985
January 27, 1985
January 28, 1985 Columbus Newport Music Hall
January 29, 1985 Cincinnati Annie's Riverside Saloon
January 30, 1985 Indianapolis Sherwood Country Club
February 1, 1985 Royal Oak Royal Oak Music Theatre
February 2, 1985 Cleveland Variety Theatre
February 3, 1985 Kalamazoo Kalamazoo State Theater
February 5, 1985 Madisom Headliner's Pub
February 6, 1985 Minneapolis First Avenue
February 7, 1985 Rochester Mayo Civic Auditorium
February 8, 1985 Milwaukee Eagles Club Ballroom
February 9, 1985 Chicago Aragon Ballroom
February 10, 1985 Green Bay Carlton Celebrity Ballroom
February 13, 1985 Cedar Rapids Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Coliseum
February 14, 1985 Burlington Burlington Memorial Auditorium
February 15, 1985 St. Louis Reflexions
February 16, 1985 Kansas City Uptown Theater
February 17, 1985 Wichita Cotillion Ballroom
February 20, 1985 Tulsa Cain's Ballroom
February 21, 1985 Austin Austin City Coliseum
February 22, 1985 Corpus Christi Ritz Music Hall
February 23, 1985 San Antonio Cameo Theater
February 24, 1985
February 25, 1985
February 26, 1985 Pasadena Cardi's South
February 27, 1985 Dallas Arcadia Theater
February 28, 1985 Houston Cardi's
March 2, 1985 El Paso Big Apple Night Club
March 3, 1985 Albuquerque Graham Central Station
March 4, 1985 Colorado Springs DJ's Nightclub
March 5, 1985 Denver Rainbow Music Hall
March 8, 1985 Pomona Pomona Valley Auditorium
March 9, 1985 San Diego Back Door
March 10, 1985 Los Angeles Hollywood Palladium
March 11, 1985 Phoenix Palace West
March 13, 1985 Palo Alto Keystone Club
March 14, 1985 San Francisco Kabuki Theater
March 15, 1985
March 17, 1985 Seattle Moore Theatre
March 18, 1985 Vancouver Canada New York Theater
March 19, 1985 Portland United States The Starry Night
Monsters of Rock
August 17, 1985 Castle Donington England Donington Park (Monsters of Rock Donington 1985)
Post-Tour
North America
August 24, 1985 Berkeley United States Ruthie's Inn (Billed as "The Four Horsemen")
August 31, 1985 Oakland Oakland Coliseum (Day on the Green 1985)
Master of Puppets Recording Sessions
September 1–December 27, 1985 Copenhagen Denmark Sweet Silence Studios
Metal Hammer Festival
September 14, 1985 Sankt Goarshausen Germany Freilichtbühne Loreley
North America
December 29, 1985 Sacramento United States Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
December 31, 1985 San Francisco San Francisco Civic Auditorium
"Spastik Chlidren"
January 30 or 31, 1986 Berkeley United States Ruthie's Inn
February 20, 1986 San Francisco Mabuhay Gardens
March 8, 1986 The Rock

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