Metallica‘s upcoming M72 Tour, fans are eager to see what the band has in store for them. Here’s a detailed look at what could be Metallica’s dream setlist for their M72 Tour.
Metallica’s 2023-2024 Tour Dream Setlist
Metallica, one of the most iconic metal bands of all time, is set to embark on two massive world tours in 2023 and 2024.
Metallica’s M72 Tour, which is set to kick off on April 27, 2023, in Amsterdam, Netherlands, promises to be a spectacle like no other. The tour will cover multiple cities across Europe, Asia, Australia, and North America, before concluding on November 12, 2023, in St. Louis, USA.
Metallica’s first single “Lux Æterna” from their upcoming eleventh studio album, 72 Seasons (2023), was released on November 28, 2022.
The song made its live debut on December 16, 2022, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles and was described by James Hetfield as an “upbeat, kind of fast and joyous” track, with a strong influence from the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) genre. “Lux Æterna” soared to the top of the Billboard Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, spending 11 consecutive weeks at number one, matching the success of their rendition of Bob Seger’s “Turn the Page”.
James Hetfield’s thoughts on the 72 Seasons album and same-titled song:
“72 seasons. The first 18 years of our lives that form our true or false selves. The concept that we were told ‘who we are’ by our parents.
A possible pigeonholing around what kind of personality we are. I think the most interesting part of this is the continued study of those core beliefs and how it affects our perception of the world today. Much of our adult experience is a reenactment or reaction to these childhood experiences. Prisoners of childhood or breaking free of those bondages we carry.”
Master of Puppets
The title track from their third studio album is an epic masterpiece that showcases Metallica’s technical proficiency and songwriting skills.
This haunting track from their …And Justice for All album is a fan favorite, thanks to its powerful lyrics and emotional guitar solos.
Seek & Destroy
A staple of Metallica’s live performances, “Seek & Destroy” is a fast-paced, high-energy track that always gets the crowd jumping.
On January 19, 2023, Metallica released “Screaming Suicide” as the second single to promote their upcoming eleventh studio album, 72 Seasons. Accompanying the release was a music video directed by Tim Saccenti.
What James Hetfield thinks about this song:
“‘Screaming Suicide’ addresses the taboo word of suicide. The intention is to communicate about the darkness we feel inside. It’s ridiculous to think we should deny that we have these thoughts.
At one point or another I believe most people have thought about it. To face it is to speak the unspoken. If it’s a human experience, we should be able to talk about it. You are not alone.”
Fade to Black
This ballad from their Ride the Lightning album is a departure from Metallica’s usual thrash sound, but its melancholic melody and introspective lyrics make it a standout track.
The opening track from their Master of Puppets album is a fierce, relentless thrash anthem that always gets the crowd pumped up.
This track from their Hardwired… to Self-Destruct album is a modern Metallica classic that features a catchy chorus and powerful guitar riffs.
Spit Out the Bone
The closing track from their Hardwired… to Self-Destruct album is a fast-paced, aggressive thrasher that’s one of Metallica’s most intense tracks in recent years.
If darkness had a son
Another classic track from their Ride the Lightning album, “Creeping Death” is a high-energy anthem that always gets the crowd chanting along.
For Whom the Bell Tolls
One of Metallica’s most recognizable tracks, “For Whom the Bell Tolls” features a memorable bass intro and a driving rhythm that’s impossible not to headbang to.
The opening track from their …And Justice for All album, “Blackened” is a complex, fast-paced thrasher that’s sure to get the crowd moshing.
Nothing Else Matters
This ballad from their Black Album is one of Metallica’s most beloved tracks, thanks to its simple yet powerful melody and introspective lyrics.
The final track from their …And Justice for All album, “Dyer’s Eve” is a fast-paced, aggressive thrasher that’s the perfect way to end any Metallica setlist.
The Four Horsemen
Another fan favorite from their debut album Kill ‘Em All, “The Four Horsemen” is a classic thrasher that showcases Metallica’s raw energy and musical talent.
Harvester of Sorrow
This track from their …And Justice for All album is a heavy, groove-based song that’s perfect for headbanging and moshing.
This classic track from their self-titled album is a no-brainer for any Metallica setlist. Its iconic riff and catchy chorus make it a crowd-pleaser that never gets old.
Overall, our Metallica‘s dream setlist is packed with classic tracks that have stood the test of time, as well as more recent additions that showcase the band’s continued evolution and musical prowess. Regardless of the era or style, Metallica has always been known for their electrifying live performances, and this setlist is sure to please fans old and new alike.