Cort Freeman

Cort Freeman

James Hetfield of Metallica on stage during the M72 World Tour (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

Night one of Metallica at Ford Field is officially in the books. It was glorious night of rock and roll with one of the biggest bands in the game. Now, we’re more ready than ever for Night 2 on Sunday. Check out the full setlist from night one of Metallica in Detroit below. They played a lot of hits, but saved some of their best for Sunday.

Detroit has been buzzing for months in anticipation of Metallica coming to Ford Field. Not only are we getting two nights of Metallica, we’re getting two totally different sets. Additionally, there will be two completely different openers for each night.

Metallica In Detroit Night One

Pantera and Mammoth WVH opened on Friday night. That’s three headline acts in one night. How could it get any better? Sunday comes close with opening acts Five Finger Death Punch and Ice Nine Kills. Again, two bands who can certainly stand on their own and deliver.

The pair of shows in Detroit will wrap up the North American leg of their M72 World Tour. The band’s 11th studio album, 72 Seasons, dropped in April of this year. The album currently has an impressive score of 92% on Google. Several singles have been released off the album including “72 Seasons,” “Too Far Gone?,” and “Lux Æterna.”

Metallica is staying busy during their time here in Detroit, but Robert Trujillo made time to have an interview with Meltdown. I learned so much about Robert during this conversation. He’s a Lions fan? Bonus points! James Hetfield has a sold out book signing of his upcoming book “Messengers: The Guitars Of James Hetfield” at Third Man Records on Saturday.

Metallica’s M72 World Tour

Below, you can check out the full setlist from the entire evening of Night 1 at Ford Field. That means the complete Metallica set, all of Pantera, and the full Mammoth WVH setlist. Now, since Metallica will be doing two totally different setlists, we can look at what was played Friday and will have a better picture of what to expect on Sunday.

It’s always disappointing when the band doesn’t end up playing the song you’ve been waiting for. This way, we’ll know if they already played our favorite tracks. If they didn’t, there’s a good chance they’ll be played on Night 2 on Sunday. Looking at the setlist, it looks like they’re saving some of their best for last.

Check out our exclusive Metallica photo gallery and the full setlist from Night One below! Can’t wait for Sunday! Update: see the full setlist from night two here.

  • Mammoth WVH

    If you ever get a chance, you’ve got to see Mammoth live! They put on a great show. My buddy sent me this setlist and it was confirmed by setlist.fm.

    1. Another Celebration at the End of the World
    2. You’re to Blame
    3. I’m Alright
    4. Like a Pastime
    5. Take a Bow
    6. Don’t Back Down
  • Pantera

    Pantera showed up and delivered! Great choice to get hyped and ready for Metallica. The crowd was alive! This setlist was also confirmed by setlist.fm.

    1. A New Level

    2. Mouth for War

    3. Strength Beyond Strength

    4. Becoming

    5. I’m Broken

    6. Cemetery Gates

    7. 5 Minutes Alone

    8. This Love

    9. F****** Hostile

    10. Walk

    11. Domination/Hollow

    12. Cowboys From Hell

  • Metallica

    The headliners did not let us down! The set looked awesome. I cannot wait for Sunday night. Who’s ready for Night 2? The setlist was confirmed by setlist.fm.

    1. Creeping Death

    2. Harvester of Sorrow

    3. Through the Never

    4. Leper Messiah

    5. Lux Æterna

    6. Too Far Gone?

    7. Fade to Black

    8. Shadows Follow

    9. Orion

    10. Nothing Else Matters

    11. Sad but True

    12. The Day That Never Comes

    13. Hardwired

    14. Fuel

    15. Seek & Destroy

    16. Master of Puppets

  • What To Expect For Night 2

    So, seeing what’s above is definitely a good setlist. However, I noticed some of my favorites weren’t played on Friday. Does that mean we can expect to hear “Enter Sandman,” “One,” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls” on Sunday? I hope so!

  • Metallica In Detroit

    Can’t wait for Sunday! We’re in for a great night of rock and roll. Check out this video from another time Metallica performed in Detroit!

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