Sonisphere Italy at Arena Fiera Rho

Milan, ITA

Jun 2, 2015

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This was our 11th visit to Milan, Italy. We first visited Milan on February 5, 1984 – it was only the second time we had played in Europe! We were last in Milan on July 6, 2011 during our European tour with The Big 4.

The set kicked off with “Fuel” which, believe it or not, hadn’t been performed in Milan in 16 years! The song’s only performance in Milan was on June 5, 1999 at the Gods of Metal festival.

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” followed, being played for the ninth time here in this Italian city. “Bellz” has had a pretty good track record in Milan being performed here in late ’84, ’87, ’88, ’92, twice in ’96, ’99 and ’11.

It’s been nearly 31 years since “Metal Miltiia” was played in Milan. It was last performed here on November 27, 1984.

“King Nothing” was up next. Like “Fuel,” “King” hadn’t been performed in Milan in 16 years, last being played here in 1999.

“Disposable Heroes” has only had the luck of being performed in Milan once before. It was previously played here on June 22, 2009 during the World Magnetic tour.

Four out of the next five songs were played for the first time in Milan. “The Unforgiven II,” “Cyanide” (really!), “Lords of Summer” and “The Frayed Ends of Sanity” all had not been performed here prior to today’s show. “Sad But True” was the staple that fell in between these four songs – as you could probably guess, “Sad” has been played at every show in Milan since November 17, 1992.

The back half of the set were all tried and true setlist staples. “Fade to Black” rotated into the slot before “Seek and Destroy.” Out of the last eight songs, “Fight Fire with Fire” had been played in Milan the least (four times – ’84, ’86, ’99 and ’09) and “Master of Puppets” & “Creeping Death” had been played in Milan the most (eight times).

We performed 17 songs off of eight albums and one non-album track: Kill ‘Em All (2), Ride the Lightning (4), Master of Puppets (2), …And Justice for All (2), Metallica (3), Load (1), Reload (2), Death Magnetic (1), Non-Album Tracks (1)

Overall Milan Performances
First Time Played:
“The Unforgiven II,” “Cyanide,” “Lords of Summer,” and “The Frayed Ends of Sanity”
Second Time Played: “Fuel,” “Metal Militia,” “Disposable Heroes”
Fourth Time Played: “King Nothing”
Fifth Time Played: “Fight Fire with Fire”
Sixth Time Played: “Nothing Else Matters”
Seventh Time Played: “Sad But True,” “Fade to Black,” “Seek and Destroy”, “Enter Sandman”
Eighth Time Played: “One”
Ninth Time Played: “Master of Puppets,” “Creeping Death”



Setlist at Sonisphere Italy at Arena Fiera Rho, Milan, ITA on Jun 2, 2015

Set One

Fuel 244


For Whom The Bell Tolls 266


Metal Militia 337


King Nothing 345


Disposable Heroes 479


Kirk Solo #1 143


The Unforgiven II 397


Cyanide 444


Lords Of Summer 535


Sad But True 363


Bass Solo 118


Frayed Ends of Sanity 532


One 497


Master Of Puppets 510


Fight Fire With Fire 309


Kirk Solo #2 68


Fade To Black 451


Seek and Destroy 557


Creeping Death 420


Nothing Else Matters 354


Enter Sandman 483


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