'94 Shit Hits the Sheds Tour
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Supporting Album N/A
Tour Start Date May 28, 1994
Tour End Date August 21, 1994
Number of Tour Legs 1
Number of Shows 51
Other Acts Danzig, Suicidal Tendencies, Candlebox, Fight
Tour Chronology
Previous Tour
Nowhere Else to Roam
Next Tour
Escape from the Studio '95

The Shit Hits the Sheds was the eighth concert tour by the American Heavy Metal band Metallica, which took place in 1994. The band played in 51 shows in North America, including a concert in Woodstock '94, which had an attendance of over 350,000 people. This is tour is also known for the debut of the song "The God That Failed". On the last date of the tour in Miami, famed lead singer of Judas Priest, Rob Halford, sang guest vocals on stage for a performance of "Rapid Fire" from his band's 1980 British Steel. This was the last tour that Metallica played before tuning down to Eb standard, due to James Hetfield's deteriorating vocals from the recent large-scale tour in support of Metallica, commonly known as the Black Album.

Typical Setlist

  1. "Breadfan" (Budgie Cover)
  2. "Master of Puppets"
  3. "Wherever I May Roam"
  4. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  5. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  6. "The God That Failed"
  7. "Kill/Ride Medley"
  8. "For Whom The Bell Tolls"
  9. "Disposable Heroes"
  10. "Seek & Destroy"
  11. Guitar Solo (Kirk Hammett)
  12. "Nothing Else Matters"
  13. "Creeping Death"
  14. Bass Solo (Jason Newsted)
  15. "Fade to Black"
  16. "Whiplash"
  17. "Sad But True"
  18. "One"
  19. "Enter Sandman"
  20. "So What?" (Anti-Nowhere League Cover)

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Extras
May 30, 1994 Darien, New York United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center Setlist
June 1, 1994 Holmdel, New Jersey Garden State Arts Center Setlist
June 3, 1994 Quebec City, Quebec Canada Hippodrome de Quebec Setlist
June 4, 1994 Barrie, Ontario Molson Park Setlist
June 5, 1994 Syracuse, New York United States New York State Fair Grandstand Setlist
June 7, 1994 Allentown, Pennsylvania Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand Setlist
June 8, 1994 Wantagh, New York Jones Beach Amphitheatre Setlist
June 10, 1994 Essex Junction, Vermont Champlain Valley Expo Setlist
June 11, 1994 Mansfield, Massachusetts Great Woods Center Setlist
June 12, 1994 Swanzey, New Hampshire Cheshire Fair Grandstand Setlist
June 14, 1994 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Mann Music Center Setlist
June 15, 1994 Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania Williams Grove Speedway Setlist
June 17, 1994 Middletown, New York Orange County Speedway Setlist MP3
June 18, 1994 Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio Blossom Music Center Setlist
June 19, 1994 Cincinnati, Ohio Riverbend Music Center Setlist
June 21, 1994 Clarkston, Michigan DTE Energy Music Theatre|Pine Knob Music Theatre Setlist
June 22, 1994 Setlist
June 24, 1994 Ionia, Michigan Ionia Free Fair Setlist
June 25, 1994 Des Moines, Iowa Iowa State Fair Grounds Setlist
June 26, 1994 Somerset, Wisconsin River's Edge Park Setlist
June 28, 1994 Maryland Heights, Missouri Riverport Amphitheater Setlist
June 29, 1994 Columbus, Ohio Polaris Amphitheater Setlist
July 1, 1994 Milwaukee, Wisconsin Marcus Amphitheater Setlist MP3
July 2, 1994 Noblesville, Indiana Deer Creek Music Center Setllist
July 3, 1994 Tinley Park, Illinois World Music Theater Setlist
July 17, 1994 Vancouver, British Columbia Canada Thunderbird Stadium Setlist
July 19, 1994 Seattle, Washington United States Memorial Stadium Setlist
July 20, 1994 Portland, Oregon Portland Meadows Setlist
July 22, 1994 Mountain View, California Shoreline Amphitheatre Setlist
July 23, 1994 Sacramento, California California Exposition Amphitheatre Setlist
July 24, 1994 San Bernardino, California Blockbuster Pavilion Setlist
July 26, 1994 Carson, California Velodrome Field Setlist
July 27, 1994 Phoenix, Arizona Desert Sky Pavilion Setlist
July 29, 1994 Park City, Utah Park West Ski Resort Setlist
July 30, 1994 Whitney, Nevada Sam Boyd Stadium Setlist
July 31, 1994 San Diego, California Brown Airfield Setlist
August 2, 1994 Albuquerque, New Mexico University Stadium Setlist
August 3, 1994 Greenwood Village, Colorado Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre Setlist
August 5, 1994 Dallas, Texas Starplex Amphitheatre Setlist
August 6, 1994 Austin, Texas South Park Meadows Setlist
August 7, 1994 Baytown, Texas Houston Raceway Park Setlist
August 9, 1994 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Oklahoma State Fair Arena Setlist
August 10, 1994 Bonner Springs, Kansas Sandstone Amphitheater Setlist
August 12, 1994 Burgettstown, Pennsylvania Star Lake Amphitheatre Setlist
August 13, 1994 Saugerties, New York Woodstock '94 Setlist
August 14, 1994 Columbia, Maryland Merriweather Post Pavilion Setlist
August 16, 1994 Charlotte, North Carolina Blockbuster Pavilion Setlist
August 17, 1994 Nashville, Tennessee Starwood Amphitheatre Setlist
August 19, 1994 Atlanta, Georgia Lakewood Amphitheatre Setlist
August 20, 1994 Tampa, Florida Florida State Fairgrounds Setlist
August 21, 1994 Miami, Florida Bicentennial Park Setlist


Album Song Times
*Please note that the song counts are based on available setlists from Metallica.com
Kill 'Em All (1983)
Whiplash 50
Seek & Destroy 51
Ride the Lightning (1984) For Whom the Bell Tolls 51
Fade to Black 50
Creeping Death 51
Master of Puppets (1986) Battery 1
Master of Puppets 51
Welcome Home (Sanitarium) 50
Disposable Heroes 50
...And Justice for All (1988) One 50
Harvester of Sorrow 51
Metallica (The Black Album) (1991) Enter Sandman 51
Sad But True 51
Wherever I May Roam 51
Nothing Else Matters 50
The God That Failed 50
Other Songs Kill/Ride Medley 50
Covers Breadfan (Original Artist: Budgie) 51
So What (Original Artist: Anti-Nowhere League) 51
Last Caress (Original Artist: The Misfits) 2
Green Hell (Original Artist: The Misfits) 1
London Dungeon (Original Artist: The Misfits) 1
Rapid Fire (Original Artist: Judas Priest) 1


Supporting Acts

Alice in Chains was scheduled to be on the bill, but was forced to cancel last minute due to vocalist Layne Staley's drug addiction. Candlebox would be recruited to replace them on the bill. Guitarist Jerry Cantrell joined Metallica on stage to play "For Whom The Bell Tolls" during the August 9, 1994 date in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.


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