Metallica European Black Album Tour
Supporting Album Metalica (The Black Album)
Tour Start Date May 7, 2012
Tour End Date June 10, 2012
Number of Tour Legs 1
Number of Shows 16
Other Acts Gojira, Machine Head, The Kills, Soundgarden, Channel Zero, Mastodon, Ghost
Tour Chronology
Previous Tour
2011 Vacation Tour
Next Tour
Metallica by Request Tour

The 2012 European Black Album Tour (Also known as the The Metallica Vacation Tour 2012) is a concert tour by American heavy metal band Metallica. The tour payed homage to the 20th anniversary of the band's most commercially successful self-titled album, more commonly known as "The Black Album." The tour would be sixteen shows long and featured the band playing the album in it's entirety for the first time ever (in reverse order though), with the live debuts of Don't Tread on Me, My Friend of Misery, and The Struggle Within. The shows also saw a short intro clip (which can be viewed here) that Metallica themselves put together to be played before playing the album's songs.

Typical Setlist

Taken from Nürburgring, Germany, tour date.

  1. Hit the Lights
  2. Master of Puppets
  3. Ride the Lightning
  4. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  5. Hell and Back
  6. The Struggle Within
  7. My Friend of Misery
  8. The God That Failed
  9. Of Wolf and Man
  10. Nothing Else Matters
  11. Through The Never
  12. Don't Tread on Me
  13. Wherever I May Roam
  14. The Unforgiven
  15. Holier Than Thou
  16. Sad But True
  17. Enter Sandman
  18. Blackened
  19. One
  20. Seek & Destroy

Tour Dates

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Album Song Times
*Please note that the song counts are based on available setlists from

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