Metallica kicked off the World Magnetic 2008 tour with a concert in Glendale, Arizona last night. See the Metallica concert setlist and review below. This Metallica concert was the first on a 37-date North American 2008 tour in support of the new Metallica album Death Magnetic. The World Magnetic world tour will continue with USA concert dates until late January 2009, and Metallica will then go on European Death Magnetic tour dates until late July 2009.
The setlist of the Metallica concert in Glendale, Arizona was as follows. You can expect this Metallica setlist to be similar to other USA World Magnetic tour dates:
That Was Just Your Life
The End Of The Line
Sad But True
Wherever I May Roam
Broken, Beat And Scarred
Until It Sleeps
The Four Horsemen
The Day That Never Comes
Master Of Puppets
Fight Fire With Fire
Nothing Else Matters
Seek and Destroy
What can you expect to see on Metallica’s World Magnetic concerts? You know the setlist now, and here you can see a short Metallica concert review with interesting details on the new tour.
The Spin reports in their Metallica tour review that Metallica’s props included eight silver coffins (each the size of a car) that hovered above the band, a laser show, a dozen multi-colored flames shooting from effects boxes, giant fireballs coming up from the stage, and tons of flashing red strobe lights.
The stage was set up in the center of the arena, with microphones placed all around it, so everyone in the audience had a premium view at some point. A cascade of black Metallica beach balls then came bouncing down from the rafters into the crowd — as if two hours of spectacular showmanship and air-tight musicianship weren’t enough.
AZ Central in their Metallica concert review write that Metallica seems to like Arizona - the band has launched its past two major tours here - and the near-sellout crowd at Jobing.com Arena returned the love. “Arizona, you are loud and proud,” Metallica’s singer-guitarist James Hetfield said.
The crowd got what it wanted when huge yellow flames erupted from the stage before One. As he had at Monday’s rehearsal show at Jobing.com, Hetfield again mentioned “a barbecue,” referring to the serious burns he suffered in a 1992 pyrotechnics accident.
As the band moved through an encore that wrapped up with another classic thrasher, 1983’s Seek and Destroy, Hetfield asked, “Phoenix, who cares about you? Metallica, that’s who.”