Some may finally see the light of day on the band’s upcoming no repeat weekend tour
UDATED: August 7, 2023
For over four decades, Metallica have been one of the hardest working bands in music. They’ve toured relentlessly on every album cycle, with some runs stretching on for years. In 2013, they became the first band ever to perform on all seven continents with their Freeze ‘Em All concert in Antarctica.
Back in April, the band launched their highly anticipated M72 World Tour in Europe. Always looking for new ways to be innovative for their fans, this tour features Metallica performing two stadium shows at each tour stop, with no songs in the setlist being repeated over the weekend. With a back catalog that boasts 127 original songs from their studio albums and EPs, plus some B-Side tracks, random singles, and soundtrack contributions, the band has a hefty amount of material to easily pull off a no repeat weekend.
Despite 40 years of playing live, there are still a handful of songs that the band haven’t showcased on stage. Excluding “We Did It Again,” their obscure 2002 rap-metal collaboration with Ja Rule and Swizz Beats that was featured on the Biker Boyz soundtrack, and Lulu, here’s every original Metallica song and recorded cover that has still never been played live, according to Setlist.fm. Perhaps a few will finally make their debut on the upcoming North American leg of their tour, which kicks off this Friday, August 4 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey.