The Shit Hits The Sheds was a concert tour by the American heavy metal band Metallica, which took place in 1994. The band played in 51 shows in North America, including a performance at Woodstock '94, which had an attendance of over 300,000 people. The Woodstock '94 performance is abnormal (compared to the rest of the tour) in that none of Metallica's supporting acts also performed at Woodstock.
This is tour is also known for the debut of the song "The God That Failed". On the last date of the tour in Miami, famed lead singer of Judas Priest, Rob Halford, sang guest vocals on stage for a performance of "Rapid Fire" from his band's 1980 album British Steel. This was the last tour that Metallica played before tuning down to E♭ standard, due to James Hetfield's deteriorating vocals from the recent large-scale tour in support of Metallica, commonly known as the Black Album. This tour was also the first tour featuring Lars Ulrich's down-scaled drum kits. According to Ulrich's interview on guitar center in 2014, two rack toms were removed from his original drum setup thus allowing the hi-hat cymbal and ride cymbal to be placed nearer to him and making his drum easier to play.
Supporting acts for this tour were Danzig, Suicidal Tendencies (whose bassist Robert Trujillo would join Metallica nine years later), Candlebox and Fight. Alice in Chains was supposed to be on the bill, but due to vocalist Layne Staley's drug addiction, they were forced to cancel the offer. As a result, Candlebox replaced Alice in Chains for the remainder of the tour. However, Jerry Cantrell joined in with Metallica on "For Whom the Bell Tolls" during their August 9, 1994 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma performance.