K'Naan, The Revivalist, AWOLNATION, Silversun Pickups
This was the 33rd show that Metallica performed in 2012.
Metallica was asked to fill in for Green Day after the band was forced to drop off the lineup in order for Billie Joe Armstrong to get some help.
This was the first time that Metallica played the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience.
This was the eighth time that the band has played in New Orleans.
This was the first time in four years that Metallica has performed in New Orleans.
This was the first time that "Holier Than Thou", "All Nightmare Long" and "Orion" were played in New Orleans.
This was the first time in almost a year that "Harvester of Sorrow" was played. It was last performed on December 5, 2011 at The Fillmore in San Francisco.
This was the first time in a year that "All Nightmare Long" was performed. It was last played on October 30, 2011 in Bangalore, India.
The boys did a short, impromptu jam on Green Day's "American Idiot" before "Creeping Death." Robert also played the bass line to "Welcome to Paradise" at the end of that jam.
Metallica performed 18 songs off of six albums: Kill 'Em All (2), Ride the Lightning (3), Master of Puppets (4), ...And Justice for All (3), The Black Album (5), and Death Magnetic (1)