Metal heads everywhere know nothing compares to the hardcore intensity of seeing Metallica tear through monumental epics like “Enter Sandman”, “For Whom the Bell Tolls”, and “Master of Puppets” in concert. Headbanging ticket buyers rock hard to countless classics as frontman James Hetfield growls through the band's thunderous throwdowns and brutal ballads. Kirk Hammett’s sick guitar shredding and Lars Ulrich’s furious drum fills complete the sonic assault, stunning listeners with each hard-hitting breakdown and pulse-pounding riff. Still serving up the same brilliant savagery that made them thrash metal superstars in the first place, Metallica continue to unleash the metal mayhem whenever they tour.
James Hetfield (vocals/guitar) met Lars Ulrich (drums) when the latter placed an ad in a Los Angeles-based paper in 1981. After some initial jamming, the two conscripted Dave Mustaine (guitar/vocals) and Cliff Barton (bass) the following year to play their first pioneering thrash metal shows. Mustaine was ejected for drug use prior to recording sessions for the group’s first album, so the band brought in former Exodus guitarist Kirk Hammett to complete the sessions for their 1983 debut Kill ‘Em All. Just as their star was rising, bassist Barton died in a tragic bus accident in Sweden in 1986. Despite the shock, the group felt Barton would want them to carry on, and they found a worthy replacement in Jason Newsted. Soon after, they achieved mainstream success with the 1991 release of their self-titled album, also known as “The Black Album”. The record eventually sold over 16 million copies thanks to the popularity of massive hits like “Enter Sandman”, “The Unforgiven”, and “Nothing Else Matters”. After maintaining their success through the ‘90s, Newsted left the group to focus on side projects. Robert Trujillo (Suicidal Tendencies, Ozzy Osbourne) was brought in as a replacement in time to tour for the band’s 2003 Grammy-winning album St. Anger. The revitalized quartet continues to shred at their electrifying shows on tour, where headbangers worldwide convene for unparalleled rocking.
metallica was great
metallica and avenged sevenfold put on the best concert i have ever been to.not only would i recommend going to see their show if i had the chance i would definitely see them again.
My first show and it sure did not disappoint! The opening acts were great but I went for Metallica and that was an incredible show. Can't wait to see them again.
Mighty Metallica rocks Soldier Field!!!
It was a great night for all of us life-long fans of Metallica. It's worth noting that there were plenty of newer fans who had never seen Metallica perform live. It is fair to say that they will judge all future shows based on this experience. Metallica continues to be in their own league when it comes to this type of music. The night was filled with everything you'd expect, but at a much higher standard. The stage was incredible, the sound system was awesome, the venue had nice sight lines, the set list was excellent, the band was top-notch, the fans were great and most importantly - it was a fun night for all 61,000 of us. There was one glaring exception... I'm not sure who the Chicago Tribune writer is or where he was during the show, but he was clearly the exception that night. Everyone in the stadium had a great time except this one "bored" individual - sad but true!
My first Metallica concert and just blew me away. will never forget Everything was perfect from beginning to end.
Metallica--Chicago, IL June 18, 2017
I've been to a lot of concerts...likely over 100......I've seen Metallica before this show, 8 times. First time I saw them was shortly after Cliff had passed and Jason had become the bassist. They had just got out of the studio taping And Justice...but, it hadn't been released yet. They performed at the "Monsters of Rock" at Alpine Valley in Racine, WI as the 3rd main act with only Dokken and Van Halen following them. Great show that was. Then, about a year later, One hit MTV and the radio and the rest was history. I went to multiple Metallica shows and every time I was a little more disappointed. I finally stopped seeing the boys around 2002. It was time to see them again, as I wanted to see my rock icons. Boy o' boy! They did not disappoint! They killed it! I want to see this show again! BEST SOUNDING SHOW I EVER SAW--THEY PLAYED For almost 3 HOURS! GREAT JOB BOYS!!