Monsters of Rock '88
Supporting Album ...And Justice for All
Tour Start Date May 27, 1988
Tour End Date July 30, 1988
Number of Tour Legs 1
Number of Shows 29
Other Acts Van Halen, Scorpions, Dokken, Kingdom Come
Tour Chronology
Previous Tour
Monsters of Rock '87
Next Tour
Damaged Justice

Monsters of Rock '88 (formally known as Van Halen's Monsters of Rock) is the third time American heavy metal band Metallica would tour on the "Monsters of Rock" tour festival, being their second year in a row playing on the bill. The tour would support as a pre-release tour for the upcoming album ...And Justice for All, as result Harvester of Sorrow would make a few appearances on setlists throughout the tour, though it's live debut would be a few days before the tour began.

Typical Setlist

  1. Creeping Death
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  4. Harvester of Sorrow
  5. Whiplash
  6. Seek & Destroy
  7. Master of Puppets
  8. Last Caress (Original Artist: The Misfits)
  9. Am I Evil? (Original Artist: Diamond Head)
  10. Battery

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Extras
May 27, 1988 East Troy United States Alpine Valley Music Theatre
May 28, 1988
May 29, 1988
June 4, 1988 Miami Orange Bowl
June 5, 1988 Tampa Tampa Stadium
June 10, 1988 Washington D.C. RFK Stadium
June 11, 1988 Philadelphia JFK Stadium
June 12, 1988 Boston Sullivan Stadium
June 15, 1988 Pittsburgh Three Rivers Stadium
June 17, 1988 Detroit Pontiac Silverdome
June 18, 1988
June 19, 1988 Buffalo Rich Stadium
June 22, 1988 Akron Rubber Bowl
June 23, 1988
June 25, 1988 Portland Oxford Plains Speedway
June 26, 1988 East Rutherford Giants Stadium
June 27, 1988
July 2, 1988 Houston Rice Stadium
July 3, 1988 Dallas Cotton Bowl
July 6, 1988 Indianapolis Hoosier Dome
July 9, 1988 Memphis Memorial Stadium
July 10, 1988 Kansas City Arrowhead Stadium
July 13, 1988 Minneapolis Metrodome
July 16, 1988 San Francisco Candlestick Park
July 20, 1988 Sopkane Joe Albi Stadium
July 23, 1988 Los Angeles Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum
July 24, 1988
July 27, 1988 Seattle Kingdome
July 30, 1988 Denver Mile High Stadium


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


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