Metallica European Black Album Tour
Supporting Album Metallica (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

  1. Hit the Lights
  2. Master of Puppets
  3. The Shortest Straw
  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. Battery
  19. One
  20. Seek & Destroy

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Extras
May 7, 2012 Prague Czech Republic Synot Tip Arena Setlist MP3
May 8, 2012 Belgrade Sebria USCE Park Setlist MP3
May 10, 2012 Warsaw Poland Bemowo Airport Setlist MP3
May 12, 2012 Paris France Stade de France Setlist MP3
May 13, 2012 Udine Italy Stadio Friuli Setlist MP3
May 23, 2012 Oslo Norway Valle Hovin Setlist MP3
May 25, 2012 Libson Portugal Parque de Bela Vista Setlist MP3
May 26, 2012 Madrid Spain Auditorio John Lennon Setlist MP3
May 28, 2012 Werchter Belgium Festivalpark Setlist MP3
May 30, 2012 Yverdon-Les-Bains Switzerland Rives du Lac Setlist MP3
June 1, 2012 Nuremberg Germany Zepplinfield Setlist MP3
June 2, 2012 Nurburg Nurburgring Setlist MP3
June 4, 2012 Helsinki Finland Kalasatama Setlist MP3
June 6, 2012 Horsens Denmark State Prison Open Air Setlist MP3
June 9, 2012 Castle Donington United Kingdom Donington Park Setlist MP3
June 10, 2012 Nickelsdorf Austria Pannonia Fields II Setlist MP3


Album Song Times
Kill 'Em All (1983) Hit the Lights 16
The Four Horsemen 2
No Remorse 3
Seek & Destroy 16
Ride the Lightning (1984) Fight Fire with Fire 5
Ride the Lightning 2
For Whom the Bell Tolls 16
Creeping Death 1
Master of Puppets (1986) Battery 6
Master of Puppets 16
...And Justice for All (1988) Blackened 5
One 16
The Shortest Straw 6
Metallica (1991) Enter Sandman 16
Sad But True 16
Holier Than Thou 16
The Unforgiven 16
Wherever I May Roam 16
Don't Tread on Me 16
Through the Never 16
Nothing Else Matters 16
Of Wolf and Man 16
The God That Failed 16
My Friend of Misery 16
The Struggle Within 16
ReLoad (1997) Fuel 5
Beyond Magnetic (2011) Hell and Back 13