Tour Journals


August 20, 2006 at 8:46pm

Final Video!

The third and final video of the Escape tour is up for your viewing pleasure. Check out Frantic and Harvie from Seoul! Thanks to everyone that came out and saw the Escape 2006 tour, from South Africa, to all over Europe, to Japan and Korea. When's the next tour date you ask? Nothing is planned at this time, but you never know when something may come along. Till next time, Metallica and MOT says SEE YA!!!!


August 19, 2006 at 2:18am

Super Vid!

We have a super video for you, from the super Osaka show! Some very excited super fans in the meet and greet, a song played in the tuning room that was NOT played on this super tour, and of course, the super heavy song, The Thing That Should Not Be. The final video from the Escape tour will be up over the weekend. Kampai!


August 18, 2006 at 2:26am

Tokyo video

Hellllloooooo Toooooookyyyoooo!! We have our first vid up for ya. Some meet and greet action, God in the tuning room, and Disposable Heroes. Video from Osaka should be up tomorrow. Enjoy!


August 16, 2006 at 4:45am

Seoul Pics

Pics from tonight's Olympic Stadium show are up. The band will have some time off before heading back to the Studio next month to continue writing new material. I will be working on videos when I arrive home, so stay tuned for more MOT content!


August 16, 2006 at 4:21am

The End of Escaping

"I can't think of a better place to end the Escape from the Studio Tour 2006 than right here in Seoul Korea!" yelled Lars after a roasting set. (Both performance wise, and weather wise) Setlist is up, pics to come!


August 16, 2006 at 2:59am

Update 2

How's this for a 1, 2, 3 punch. After Unforgiven, we heard Bellz, then Kirk and Rob did a little Pink Floyd jam, then went straight into Orion, (after Rob asked where his drummer was), then into a slammin rendition of Puppets!


August 16, 2006 at 2:25am

Setlist update

So, did you have any good guesses on what came after Roam? We had Harvie, Sanitarium, Frantic, and now Unforgiven is playing at Olympic Stadium. What could be next? Stay tuned!


August 16, 2006 at 1:57am


The band are on stage here in South Korea. So far, we have heard Creep, Fuel, and now Roam. What's next? It's not what you think!!


August 15, 2006 at 10:16pm

Pics posted

So I was just outside taking shots of the interesting signs, and I see this big flume of smoke coming from the other side of the stadium. Come to find out, they are fogging the stadium for mosquitoes, so they do not annoy anyone! Off to gather up the MetClub meet and greet winners now...


August 15, 2006 at 9:04pm

Last Show!

A very hot and humid day here in Seoul. It was raining pretty good on the way over to Olympic stadium, but it has stopped. (hopefully for the rest of the day). Doors are about to open, and Tool hits the stage at 6:30.


August 15, 2006 at 2:30pm

Korea Hot

We are in Seoul at the main Olympic Stadium, which hosted the 1988 Summer Olympics. Crew were at the stadium all afternoon and night yesterday setting up for the show today. And talk about hot! We thought Osaka was hot, but it's REALLY hot here in Korea. So hot, that our lighting guy (that guy Butch) has dubbed it Korea hot. We will be heading over to the venue in a little bit, but in the meantime, check out the pics from yesterday. (where can I get one of those huge banners!!)


August 14, 2006 at 4:27am

Open Air pics

Super terrific pictures from tonight's show are up. We are off to Korea in the morning.


August 14, 2006 at 2:44am

Osaka Rocks!

Another super terrific show in Osaka, and they were treated to The Other New Song! That makes the second time EVER that this super song has been played. Right after Sad, Rob comes over to his side of the stage, and is ready to rip shit up! He is soo pumped and excited, he wants to throw it all down! Rob is stepping up! Setlist is up, pics to come!


August 14, 2006 at 1:36am


Where are we in the set? Well, they are playing Damage right now. Before, we had Creep, Fuel, Roam, Bellz, and The Unforgiven.


August 14, 2006 at 12:21am

Time to Roam

We are three songs into the set, and Roam is now playing. Can you guess the first two? I bet you can!


August 13, 2006 at 7:57pm


It's a very super hot day today! Crew are setting up Metallica's gear while the opening acts perform. It's an interesting day! (Did I meantion that it's hot too?) Avenged Sevenfold just finished their set, and Zebrahead is up next. After that, we have Hoobastank, Deftones, and then the super Metallica!


August 13, 2006 at 4:37pm


Crew just arrived here at WTC Open Air stage in Osaka after our super terrific ride on the super express train. Band are scheduled to arrive in a few hours. Time to load in for tonight's show!


August 13, 2006 at 2:39am


"Domo Arigato Muther Fuckers!" said Kirk at the end of tonight's show in Tokyo. And I would say Tokyo is very special, because they got a new song! NOT The New Song, but The Other New Song! That's right, a brand new one! Working on some pictures now. Setlist coming right up!


August 13, 2006 at 1:36am


The boys are just finishing up the Master of Puppets set. What's comong up next? (I'm your hate!)


August 13, 2006 at 12:32am


The rain did go away, and Metallica are currently kicking ass on stage! So far, we have heard Creep, Fuel, Roam, God, Fade, and coming up next, Battery!!