The Fillmore

San Francisco, CA

Dec 10, 2011

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This was the final 30th Anniversary celebration gig at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
This was only the third time that the full version of Orion was played in the US.
This was the second time that Through the Never was played in the US since 1993.
After 1987, Ride the Lightning was not performed again for 16 years.  It was brought back into the setlist on May 18, 2003 at The Fillmore.
The God That Failed was last played in Northern California on November 28, 2004.  This was only the sixth performance of the song since that date.
Did you know that Welcome Home (Sanitarium) has been played over 850 times?
This was the public debut of Rebel of Babylon off of the Beyond Magnetic EP. You can download the studio recording of Rebel of Babylon on iTunes.
The bride and groom who had a viral YouTube hit with their wedding performance of Master of Puppets joined the band on Blackened.
Bob Rock joined the band for a pair of tunes off of St. Anger.
This was the first time in seven years that Dirty Window was played live.  It was last performed on November 20, 2004.
This was the first time in three years that Frantic was played live.  It was last performed on October 21, 2008.
Geezer Butler from Black Sabbath joined the boys for a cover of Sabbra Cadabra.  This was the first time in 13 years that Sabbra Cadabra was performed live.
OZZY!  Ozzy joined Geezer and Metallica for Iron Man and Paranoid.
Jason Newsted returned for two more songs.
This was the first time in 11 years that Jason Newsted performed King Nothing with Metallica.  He last played the song on August 9, 2000 in Lexington, KY.
Jason Newsted last played Whiplash with Metallica on July 20, 2000 in East Rutherford, NJ.  He took over lead vocals on this performance at The Fillmore.
Hugh Tanner, who was in a number of bands with James during high school and the reason James and Lars met, joined the band for Motorbreath.
For the first time in 28 years, Dave Mustaine joined Metallica on stage to play songs that they had wrote together back in the day.
Dave Mustaine last performed Phantom Lord with Metallica on April 8, 1983 in Staten Island, NY.
Jump in the Fire was last played with Dave Mustaine on April 9, 1983 in Brooklyn, NY.  That show happened to be Dave's last performance with Metallica.
March 5, 1983 - which happened to be Cliff Burton's first show with Metallica - was the last time that Dave Mustaine played Metal Militia with the boys.
For Hit the Lights, Metallica and Mustaine were joined by original bass player Ron McGovney and the man who played lead guitar on the first recording of the song, Lloyd Grant.  This was Ron's first time on stage with Metallica since November 30, 1982.  This was Lloyd's very first time on stage with Metallica.
Jason Newsted, Dave Mustaine, Lloyd Grant, Ron McGovney, Hugh Tanner, Mark Osegueda, and the Soul Rebels all joined Metallica for Seek and Destroy.
Metallica performed 21 songs off of the following releases: Kill 'Em All (7), Ride the Lightning (1), Master of Puppets (2), ...And Justice for All (1), The Black Album (2), Load (1), Garage Inc. (1), St. Anger (2), Beyond Magnetic (1) and two non-album tracks
Over the course of all four shows, Metallica played 78 different songs off of the following releases: Kill 'Em All (9), Ride the Lightning (6), Master of Puppets (8), ...And Justice for All (6), The Black Album (8), Load (4), ReLoad (3), Garage Inc. (15), S&M (1), M:I-2 (1), St. Anger (2), Death Magnetic (3), Lulu (2), Beyond Mangetic (4), and six non-album tracks

Cora 11/26/2020 5:21:48 PM

"The end of the show is basically Dave Mustaine saying “wanna see me bomb this solo? Wanna see me do it again?” Jokes aside these Fillmore shows are awesome."


Setlist at The Fillmore, San Francisco, CA on Dec 10, 2011

Set One

Orion 675


Through The Never 278


Ride The Lightning 415


The God That Failed 313


Kirk Solo #1 89


Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 554


Rebel of Babylon 622


Blackened 765


Dirty Window 377


Frantic 266


Sabbra Cadabra 599


Iron Man 220


Paranoid 373


King Nothing 386


Whiplash 514


Motorbreath 300


Phantom Lord 318


Jump in the Fire 317


Metal Militia 461


Hit The Lights 393


Seek and Destroy 651


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