Lamb of God, Volbeat
This was the 113th show on the World Magnetic Tour and the 87th performance in 2009.
This was the first show of a two-night stint at New York’s famous Madison Square Garden.
This was the fifth time that Metallica played Madison Square Garden.
This was the 56th time that Metallica has performed within 50 miles of Madison Square Garden.
Metallica last performed in New York on October 30, 2009 for the 25th Anniversary of the Rock ‘N Roll Hall of Fame.
Metallica first performed in the New York area (Staten Island, NY) on April 8, 1983 during the band’s early club days. It was Dave Mustaine’s second to last show.
Metallica first performed at Madison Square Garden on March 10, 1997.
Madison Square Garden held a special concert featuring Metallica and the Orchestra of St. Lukes to celebrate the release of the album S&M on November 23, 1999.
This was the first US performance of Helpless in over five years. It was last played in the US on March 18, 2004 in Portland, OR.
Metallica performed 18 songs tonight from 7 different albums: Kill ‘Em All (2 songs), Ride the Lightning (2 songs), Master of Puppets (1 song), ...And Justice for All (1 song), The Black Album (4 songs), Garage, Inc. (2 songs), and Death Magnetic (6 songs)
Metallica played 10 songs for the first time at Madison Square Garden: That Was Just Your Life, The End of the Line, Holier Than Thou, Broken, Beat & Scarred, Cyanide, All Nightmare Long, The Day That Never Comes, Fight Fire With Fire, Helpless, and Whiplash
Metallica played 8 songs that have been played multiple times at Madison Square Garden: For Whom the Bell Tolls (4 times), One (4 times), Sad But True (3 times), Turn the Page (1 time), Master of Puppets (3 times), Nothing Else Matters (3 times), Enter Sandman (4 times), and Seek & Destroy (1 time)