2008 European Vacation Tour

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2008 European Vacation Tour
Concert by Metallica
Start date May 14, 2008
End date August 24, 2008
Legs 3
No. of shows 20 in Europe
6 in North America
Metallica concert chronology

2008 European Vacation Tour was a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica. The tour consisted of three separate European legs and a number of promotional and festival appearances in the United States held during summer 2008.

The tour preceded the release of the group's ninth studio album, Death Magnetic, and the respective tour in support of that album, which began in September 2008. The first performance of a song from Death Magnetic ("Cyanide") debuted at Ozzfest in Frisco, Texas, U.S. in early August. A second song and lead single, "The Day That Never Comes", was performed for the first time later in the month at the Leeds Festival in Leeds, U.K.. The tour also marked the first time "Devils' Dance" from the album ReLoad was performed live since 1999.

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue
North America
May 14, 2008 Los Angeles United States Wiltern Theatre
May 16, 2008 Tucson, Arizona KFMA Day
May 17, 2008 Irvine, California KROQ Weenie Roast
Europe, Leg #1
May 28, 2008 Chorzów Poland Silesian Stadium
May 30, 2008 Landgraaf Netherlands Pinkpop Festival
May 31, 2008 Getafe Spain Electric Weekend Festival
June 3, 2008 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena
June 5, 2008 Lisbon Portugal Rock in Rio
June 7, 2008 Nürburgring Germany Rock am Ring Festival
June 8, 2008 Nuremberg Rock im Park Festival
North America
June 12, 2008 Nashville, Tennessee United States The Basement
June 13, 2008 Manchester, Tennessee Bonnaroo Music Festival
Europe, Leg #2
July 16, 2008 Bergen Norway Bergenhus Fortress
July 18, 2008 Saint Petersburg Russia CKK Arena
July 20, 2008 Riga Latvia Skonto Stadium
July 22, 2008 Bologna Italy Parco Nord
July 23, 2008 Bucharest Romania Stadionul Cotroceni
July 25, 2008 Sofia Bulgaria Vasil Levski National Stadium
July 27, 2008 Istanbul Turkey Ali Sami Yen Stadium
North America ("Ozzfest")
August 9, 2008 Frisco, Texas United States Pizza Hut Park
Europe, Leg #3
August 14, 2008 Arras France Grand'Place
August 15, 2008 Hasselt Belgium Pukkelpop
August 17, 2008 Jonschwil Switzerland Degenaupark
August 20, 2008 Dublin Ireland Marlay Park
August 22, 2008 Leeds United Kingdom Leeds Festival
August 24, 2008 Reading Reading Festival


Album Song Times
Kill 'Em All (1983) "The Four Horsemen" 8
"Motorbreath" 10
"Whiplash" 13
"No Remorse" 19
"Seek & Destroy" 26
Ride the Lightning (1984) "Fight Fire with Fire" 1
"Ride the Lightning" 17
"For Whom the Bell Tolls" 20
"Fade to Black" 19
"Creeping Death" 25
Master of Puppets (1986) "Battery" 3
"Master of Puppets" 26
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)" 15
"Disposable Heroes" 1
"Leper Messiah" 4
"Damage Inc." 7
...And Justice for All (1988) "...And Justice for All" 22
"One" 25
"Harvester of Sorrow" 16
Metallica (1991) "Enter Sandman" 25
"Sad But True" 26
"The Unforgiven" 8
"Wherever I May Roam" 7
"Nothing Else Matters" 23
Load (1996) "King Nothing" 1
"Bleeding Me" 6
ReLoad (1997) "Fuel" 10
"The Memory Remains" 7
"Devil's Dance" 4
Garage Inc. (1998) "Die, Die My Darling" 3
"Mercyful Fate" 1
"Whiskey in the Jar 1
"Last Caress" 14
"Breadfan" 7
"Stone Cold Crazy" 2
"So What?" 13
Death Magnetic (2008) "The Day That Never Comes" 2
"Cyanide" 7


External links

  • Official website
  • Metallica on Tour
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