Metallica's WorldWired Tour is nearly at the 3.5 year mark. Over the past few years, the hard rock legends have brought their iconic catalog to fans all over the world. Right now, they are on 13th leg! The last one that will hit Europe.
Some of their most performed songs from this leg of the tour has included "For Whom the Bell Tolls," "Hardwired," and "Master of Puppets." Each night they perform, on average, around 18 songs, and it's mostly pulled from their latest album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct, and Metallica.
But as many of you know, the sets from this tour aren't complete without a classic round of covers by guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Rob Trujillo. The covers have a theme - they are of bands who are local to the city they are performing that night. And they also come during a different song each night, so there's no predicting when the cover snippets will make its debuts.
The songs that Hammett and Trujillo choose is a showcase of how extensive their musical knowledge is. Some songs might be bangers, but others you may have never known (unless you're from the town of course). Today we're compiling a list of all the songs they've covered, and during which song, from each show on this European tour so far. HINT: it will all be European bands!
Note: after the solos they tail-end it with "ManUNkind" and "Orion."
May 1 in Lisbon, during "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"A Minha Casinha" by Xutos & Pontapés and Censurados
May 3 in Madrid, during "No Leaf Clover"
"Brutus" by Los Nikis
May 5 in Barcelona, during "Fade to Black"
"El Muerto Vivo" by Peret
May 10 in Zurich, during "No Leaf Clover"
"The Usurper" by Celtic Frost
May 12 in Saint-Denis, France during "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Ma Gueule" by Johnny Hallyday
June 8 in Slane, Ireland during "Halo on Fire"
Traditional Irish folk song "The Wild Rover"
June 11 in Amsterdam, during "No Leaf Clover"
“Bloed, Zweet en Tranen” by Andre Hazes
June 13 in Cologne, Germany during "No Leaf Clover"
"Viva Colonia" by De Hohner
June 16 in Laeken, Belgium during "Fade to Black"
"Ça plane pour moi" by Plastic Bertrand
June 18 in Manchester during "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"I Wanna Be Adored" by The Stone Roses
June 20 in Twickenham, England during "No Leaf Clover"
"Killers" by Iron Maiden
July 6 in Berlin, During "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Engel" by Rammstein
July 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden during "Halo on Fire"
"Staten och Kapitalet" by Ebba Grön
There you have it!
Metallica have a number of dates left on this tour, peep them below:
July 11, 2019 – Copenhagen, Denmark at Telia Parken
July 13, 2019 – Trondheim, Norway at Granasen
July 16, 2019 – Hameenlinna, Finland at Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto
July 18, 2019 – Tartu, Estonia at Raadi Airfield
July 21, 2019 – Moscow, Russia at Luzhniki Stadium
August 14, 2019 – Bucharest, Romania at Arena Nationala
August 16, 2019 – Vienna, Austria at Ernst-Happel-Stadion
August 18, 2019 – Prague, Czech Republic at Airport Letnany
August 21, 2019 – Warsaw, Poland at PGE Narodowy
August 23, 2019 – Munich, Germany at Olympia Stadion
August 25, 2019 – Mannheim, Germany at Palastzelt Maimarktgelande