Summer Sanitarium Tour

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Summer Sanitarium 2000
Tour by Metallica
Start date June 23, 2000
End date August 9, 2000
No. of shows 21
Metallica concert chronology

The Summer Sanitarium Tour was Metallica's packaged tour in 2000 & 2003. Taking place in "stadiums, arenas, and yes, even speedways,"[1] the tour was one of the top grossing tours of the year. It was also the final tour for long-time bassist Jason Newsted who quit the band in January 2001. Before the gig in Atlanta James Hetfield injured his back in a jet skiing accident and was forced to sit out three shows. Newsted sang most of the songs during these concerts, and the vocals and rhythm guitar were also taken by musicians from the supporting acts, such as Kid Rock and his guitarists Kenny Olson and Jason Krause, Serj Tankian and Daron Malakian of System of a Down, and Jonathan Davis of Korn.[2][3][4] At the end of the tour Metallica played six make up shows, two for each show Hetfield missed.

Performing bands[edit]



Metallica setlist[edit]

(Taken from the Rockingham, North Carolina Speedway show on July 1, 2000)

  1. "Creeping Death"
  2. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  3. "Seek & Destroy"
  4. "Fade to Black"
  5. "Fuel"
  6. "The Memory Remains"
  7. "Sad But True"
  8. "No Leaf Clover"
  9. "King Nothing"
  10. "Wherever I May Roam"
  11. "Mastertarium"
  12. "Battery"
  13. "Nothing Else Matters"
  14. "I Disappear"
  15. "One"
  16. "Turn the Page" (originally performed by Bob Seger)
  17. "Enter Sandman"
  18. "Last Caress" (originally performed by the Misfits)
  19. "So What?" (originally performed by Anti-Nowhere League)
  20. "Die, Die My Darling" (originally performed by the Misfits)

Tour Dates[edit]


Date City Country Venue
North America
June 23, 2000 Seattle, Washington United States Memorial Stadium
June 30, 2000 Foxborough, Massachusetts Foxboro Stadium
July 1, 2000 Rockingham, North Carolina North Carolina Speedway
July 3, 2000 Madison, Illinois Gateway International Raceway
July 4, 2000 Baltimore, Maryland PSINet Stadium
July 7, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia Georgia Dome
July 8, 2000 Sparta, Kentucky Kentucky Speedway
July 9, 2000 Irving, Texas Texas Stadium
July 12, 2000 Denver, Colorado Mile High Stadium
July 14, 2000 San Francisco, California 3Com Park
July 15, 2000 Los Angeles, California Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
July 16, 2000 Phoenix, Arizona Desert Sky Pavilion
July 18, 2000 Los Angeles, California House of Blues
July 20, 2000 East Rutherford, New Jersey Giants Stadium
July 22, 2000 Cicero, Illinois Chicago Motor Speedway
August 2, 2000 Houston, Texas NRG Stadium
August 3, 2000
August 5, 2000 Atlanta, Georgia Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 6, 2000
August 8, 2000 Lexington, Kentucky Rupp Arena
August 9, 2000


Date City Country Venue
North America
July 4, 2003 Detroit, Michigan United States Pontiac Silverdome
July 6, 2003 Boston, Massachusetts Gillette Stadium
July 8, 2003 East Rutherford, New Jersey Giants Stadium
July 11, 2003 Atlanta, Georgia Turner Field
July 12, 2003 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Veterans Stadium
July 13, 2003 Orlando, Florida Citrus Bowl
July 18, 2003 Washington, D.C Fed Ex Field
July 19, 2003 Columbus, Ohio Ohio Stadium
July 25, 2003 St. Louis, Missouri Edward Jones Dome
July 26, 2003 Chicago, Illinois Hawthorne Racetrack
July 27, 2003 Minneapolis, Minnesota Metrodome
August 1, 2003 Denver, Colorado Invesco Field
August 2, 2003 Houston, Texas Reliant Stadium
August 3, 2003 Dallas, Texas Texas Stadium
August 7, 2003 Seattle, Washington Seahawk Stadium
August 9, 2003 Los Angeles, California LA Coliseum
August 10, 2003 San Francisco, California 3com Park

Metallica personnel in 2000[edit]

  • James Hetfield – lead vocals, rhythm guitar (Hetfield missed a portion of the tour due to a back injury)
  • Kirk Hammett – lead guitar
  • Lars Ulrich – drums
  • Jason Newsted – bass, backing vocals, lead vocals (during shows performed in Hetfield's absence)


  1. ^ unknown (2000-04-17). "Metallica, Korn, Kid Rock, PM5K, System to Tour". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  2. ^ Manning, Kara & Johnson, Tina (2000-07-13). "Hetfield Rejoins Metallica After Back Injury". Retrieved 2008-02-29. 
  3. ^ Basham, David (2000-07-10). "UPDATE: Metallica Frontman Forced to Sit Out Shows". MTV Networks. Retrieved 2009-02-07. 
  4. ^ "Sparta, KY: Jul 8, 2000". Retrieved 2010-02-07.