Metallica Performing New Song on Upcoming Tour, Allow Fans to Pick Concert Setlists

Fans given the opportunity to select each of the 17 setlist tracks, more info inside.

Ultimate Guitar

Metal titans Metallica have confirmed an exclusive premiere of their new song during upcoming European tour dates. In their desire to make the trek different from "just another European vacation," the guys made another major decision to make the tour stand out - get fans to pick the setlist. As the band explained, each ticket holder has the right to vote and will contribute in shaping the 17-track setlist. "As we embark on two short treks through Europe, we're going to give you, the ticket holders, the chance to vote on what songs you would like to hear at the show(s) that you attend," the four-piece stated via official website. "It will be pretty simple ... pick up your ticket(s) online and you'll receive an e-mail shortly after with a code and a link to a site on which you may cast your ballot. "We normally play around 18 songs a night, and since we didn't want to be left out of the fun, the band also gets to vote . . . and we vote for a new song!" Metallica concluded, "That leaves the other 17 slots for you to choose, so vote for all your favorites from the close to 140 songs we've recorded in our career and to make it more fun along the way, you'll be able to follow what you and your fellow fans are selecting by watching the site for continuous results." The group further pointed out that the tour itinerary is far from complete and currently consist of three German dates only. Check them out below and make sure to share your thoughts in the comments. 06/4 - Hamburg, Germany - Imtech Arena, Sonisphere 06/5-8 - Nurburgring, Germany - Rock Am Ring 06/6-9 - Nurnberg, Germany - Rock Im Park

149 comments sorted by best / new / date

    At last,a really good idea from Metallica.
    how cares whos idea it was and whos done it already?!?! it's still a cool idea... and most important: they really seem to push themselves to write because by june they will have to have at least one song finished! AND: everybody vote for frayed ends of sanity!!!
    Nothing new.. The Grateful Dead did this... the voting system, that's been done. I wonder what Jerry would think of the Collaboration between Lou and Metallica..
    Avenged Sevenfold already done that.
    Primus played eeach night totally diferent set of songs +new album you could really heards songs witch the didnt play like ever
    I was talking about the vote system including every song ever recorded from the band. That's not an original idea from Metallica.
    Who cares if its original, dumbass. Oh wait rock and roll four piece? The Beatles already done that!!
    Well Avenged Sevenfold copied everything that Metallica have done up til now, so the circle is complete...
    Muse has done this with almost all of their tours, not letting the fans pick every song for the playlist, but allowing them to upvote 2 songs they want to hear them play. In my town Bliss and Citizen Erased was upvoted, and they delivered
    Muse did the voting thing for the Resistance tour and it generally was bad. You were lucky cause Citizen Erased and Bliss were picked but those were pretty much the only two songs they learned. If it was Assassin or or Showbiz something they went NOPE or picked something like Knights of Cydonia if it was upvoted. Surprisingly, they've had more variety on The 2nd Law tour without a voting system.
    I don't think this post is praising Metallica's originality but rather, their badass decision making at the moment..
    I almost wanted to comment this, but you did it for me. +1. Bring on the downvotes
    Yes they have, but it doesn't make a difference here. Who cares who did it first O.o
    ok guys you may downvote me, I don't care at all. I just don't understand why ?
    because who the hell cares who else has done it. and if you care so little, why bother asking?
    I'm here being very polite, open and friendly... settle down please, have you not received a minimal, decent education?
    "OMG, I hope they're gonna play Enter Sandman. I'm gonna vote for that one!" - A lot of people voting on those polls.
    more bands need to start doing this.
    Every estabilished band should start doing it. I don't enjoy being disappointed by setlists.
    If you don't like being disappointed by setlists then maybe you shouldn't expect the band to play all the old songs instead of the new ones.
    It's not so much that, but sometimes bands leave out utter classics. Not a case of being an old song, more like..the one song ou couldn't expect them to leave out. Example, Incubus with Stellar, Deftones with Headup, System with ATWA, Placebo with 20 years.
    Megadeth really needs to do this, I saw them in 2011 and since then they have pretty much used the same setlist, don't get me wrong, their classics are awesome, but some My Last Words or Reckoning Day wouldn't hurt anyone
    I recently saw trivium in concert, and was actually disappointed that they mostly played shogun songs, instead of their two newest albums.
    WHAT!!!!They played 2 songs from it when I saw them. I would have killed to see them play more from it
    I'm kind of hoping that a massive amount of trolling takes place, resulting in them playing Lulu in its entirety, along with some St. Anger material.
    they probably wont do lulu but it would be hilarious though for st anger stuff. Im just curious as to what people will be voting
    Badass UltraMan
    I don't think the St. Anger stuff will be too bad to be honest. They played Frantic and St. Anger when I saw them back in 2003 and it kicked dicks and I can think of a few more songs off that album that would translate pretty well in to a live environment
    lulu is a collaboration cd not solely a Metallica CD, so as funny as it would be to have that happen, it wont
    The Frayed Ends of Sanity, Unforgiven II, Eye of The Beholder, Metal Militia, Escape, Purify, Sweet Amber, to name a few!
    Purify is easily the worst song Metallica has ever written. James sounds like he's being branded.
    I'd love to hear The Frayed Ends of the Sanity and Hero of the Day. Also So What, Sweet Amber and St. Anger would be ****ing awesome!
    Definatly "The frayed ends of sanity" - It's one of my favorite songs of AJFA, and they've never played it further than the intro. I'll get sad if an oppertunity like this is wasted...
    +1 for Sweer Amber. St. anger is good, I'm sure most of this album haters haven't ever listened to any track of this album besides Frantic/ St. Anger.
    I'll be interested to see how this pans out. It seems like an awesome opportunity to hear some of the stuff they don't often play live. It'll probably just end up being all the favourites though.
    0. Ecstasy of Gold (Intro) 1. The Call of Ktulu 2. The Shortest Straw 3. The Frayed Ends of Sanity 4. **NEW SONG** 5. Until It Sleeps 6. All Nightmare Long 7. Trapped Under Ice 8. Master of Puppets 9. ...And Justice for All 10. Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 11. The Four Horsemen 12. No Leaf Clover 13. That Was Just Your Life 14. The Outlaw Torn 15. One 16. Through the Never 17. Enter Sandman ===ENCORE=== 18. Fixxxer 19. The Wait 20. Damage Inc.
    Leper Messiah is pretty underrated song of theirs I think, that would be awesome, and just for sh*ts and giggles, Invisible Kid, that was a pretty cool song.
    I'd love to hear Disposable Heroes, Just imagine a crowd of thousands of people chanting "You Will Do What I Say, When I Say, Back To The Front !!!", would be epic.
    They played that in Sydney 13th Nov 2010..... They messed it up bigtime! Check it out...
    I was at this concert too! Despite that slip up it was still one of the highlights of the night BACK TO THE FRONT!!!!!
    Yeah still awesome concert! They played Trapped Under Ice and Damage Inc. too!
    They played it at Roskilde this year - I can assure you, it was amazing!
    I bet they'll end up playing rare stuff like unforgiven 2 or fixxxer or aint my bitch. I'm all for that btw. Carpe diem baby sounded good.
    Not likely. Fans always talk about which obscure songs they want to hear, but when it actually comes down to a vote they can't bring themselves to go against the classics. I guarantee the set will be pretty standard (MoP, Battery, One, Fade to Black, etc.) with 3-4 surprises that make it in.
    I think Unforgiven II definitely can make it into setlist
    they should play I, II and III in a row, that would be amazing. Especially considering II was played once.
    haha cool, I was planning on going to Rock im Park again this year. So many good songs to choose from though... This is going to take some time...
    I reckon they might actually do Frayed Ends of Sanity in full
    I like that they allow to choose from all their songs and not just a select few that they dont forget. but, if I know Metallica fans, Id say the fans are going to choose the same songs they always play instead of wanting a unique setlist.
    Ecstasy of Gold 1.) Blackened 2.) Trapped Under Ice 3.) The Four Horsemen 4.) The God That Failed 5.) Disposable Heroes 6.) Orion 7.)Until It Sleeps 8.)Master of Puppets 9.)New Song 10.)Frayed Ends of Sanity 11.)To Live Is to Die 12.)Lepper Messiah 13.)Outlaw Torn 14.)One 15.)Rebel of Babylon 16.)Creeping Death 17.) Last Caress/Green Hell That was tough. Really. Tough.
    If I could pick one song from each of the older albums: Phantom Lord. Fight Fire With Fire. Leper Messiah. The Frayed Ends of Sanity. My Friend of Misery. King Nothing. Fixxxer. (The Unnamed Feeling and Suicide & Redemption from the new ones, though I'd rather skip those albums.)
    Frayed ends of sanity, rrapped under ice, The struggle within, Eye of the beholder, The call of Ktulu, Lepper Messiah, Dyers eve, Escape... So much awesomeness that needs to happen...
    My pick is "-human" from the S&M live album. I think its a great song and underrated. I would love to hear it without an Orchestra.
    Can we also vote for you not to ruin the songs by playing them twice as fast as they were originally intended?
    e.g. Nothing Else Matters, the biggest **** up to speed this one up so much, all feeling is lost by this, and it's such a wonderful song.
    My setlist: 1)St. Anger 2)St. Anger 3)St. Anger 4)St. Anger 5)St. Anger 6)St. Anger 7)St. Anger 8)St. Anger 9)St. Anger 10)St. Anger 11)St. Anger 12)St. Anger 13)St. Anger 14)St. Anger 15)St. Anger 16)St. Anger 17)St. Anger 18)Death Is Not The End
    If they don't come to the Netherlands, I'm gonna have to go to Germany :p Not that I mind, not at all, it's just more convenient if they came to the Netherlands.
    I think the best thing about going to see your favourite band live is the unknown. You get excited on the way there debating with your friends about what they are going to play. Giving the crowd control takes away some of the fun.
    I see your point but when you have such a huge catalogue of songs to play as Metallica do anything could get thrown in to the fold.Ofcourse the most popular songs will end up in the setlist.One,MOP,Bellz etc.
    1) St Anger 2) Invisible Kid 3) Shoot Me Again 4) Where The Wild Things Are 5) Fixxxer 6) King Nothing 7) Unforgiven 3 8) Eye Of The Beholder 9) Low Man's Lyrics 10) Aint It My B 11) Bleeding Me 12) Outlaw Torn 13) No Leaf Clover 14) Carpe Diem 15) Prince Charming 16) And Justice For All 17) My Friend Of Misery
    I would love to hear Outlaw Thorn, Fixxxer, bleeding me, no leaf clover and where th wild things are, some of my favourites.
    I would like this setlist a lot!! They hardly ever play stuff from Load/St. Anger and some Ain't my b, Invisible Kid and Shoot me Again live would be very interesting!
    i really don't like it when jam ends up on my newspaper on a sunny day
    i liked the other new song, "vultorus" or something along those lines
    Sadly, Lars would never survive The Frayed end of sanity, can't we wote for a new drummer instead! I vote for Dave Lombardo.
    His timing may be off sometimes, but his stamina is indomitable.
    Lets just play everything off Kill em all. Bet they cant even play those songs anymore!