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Ride the Lightning Tour
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Supporting Album Ride the Lightning
Tour Start Date January 10, 1985
Tour End Date December 31, 1985
Number of Tour Legs 5
Number of Shows 57
Other Acts See below
Tour Chronology
Previous Tour
Bang That Head That Doesn't Bang
Next Tour
Damage Inc. Tour

The Ride the Lightning Tour was the third concert tour by the American thrash metal band Metallica. The tour was in support of Metallica's second album Ride the Lightning. Metallica performed for the first time at Monsters of Rock in front of 70,000 people.

Typical Setlist

  1. Fight Fire with Fire
  2. Ride the Lightning
  3. Phantom Lord
  4. The Four Horsemen
  5. (Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth
  6. For Whom The Bell Tolls
  7. No Remorse
  8. Fade to Black
  9. Seek & Destroy
  10. Whiplash
  11. Creeping Death
  12. Guitar Solo
  13. Am I Evil? (Originally performed by Diamond Head)
  14. Motorbreath

Tour Dates

Date City Country Venue Extras
North America, Leg #1
January 10, 1985 Scotia United States Skyway Club Setlist
January 11, 1985 Hartford Agora Ballroom Setlist
January 12, 1985 Philadelphia Darby's Setlist
January 13, 1985 Baltimore Coast to Coast Setlist
January 15, 1985 Montreal Canada Spectrum Setlist
January 16, 1985 Setlist
January 17, 1985 Quebec City Salle-Albert Rousseau Setlist
January 18, 1985 Ottawa Civic Center Setlist
January 19, 1985 Toronto Yonge Concert Hall Setlist
January 20, 1985 Buffalo United States Salty Dog Setlist
January 22, 1985 Scranton West Side Theatre N/A
January 23, 1985 Poughkeepsie Hudson Civic Center N/A
January 25, 1985 Brooklyn L'Amour East Setlist
January 26, 1985 L'Amours Setlist
January 27, 1985 Setlist
January 28, 1985 Columbus Newport Music Hall Setlist
January 29, 1985 Cincinnati Annie's Riverside Saloon Setlist
January 30, 1985 Indianapolis Sherwood Country Club Setlist
February 1, 1985 Detroit Royal Oak Music Theater Setlist
February 2, 1985 Cleveland Variety Theatre Setlist
February 3, 1985 Kalamazoo State Theater Setlist
February 5, 1985 Madison Dayne County Auditorium Setlist
February 6, 1985 Minneapolis The First Avenue Setlist
February 7, 1985 Cleveland Variety Theatre Setlist
February 8, 1985 Milwaukee Eagle's Club Ballroom Setlist
February 9, 1985 Chicago Aragon Ballroom Setlist
February 10, 1985 Green Bay Carlton West N/A
February 13, 1985 Cedar Rapids Veterans Memorial Colliseum N/A
February 14, 1985 Burlington Burlington Memorial Auditorium N/A
February 15, 1985 St. Louis Reflections N/A
February 16, 1985 Kansas City Uptown Theater N/A
February 17, 1985 Wichita Cotillan N/A
February 20, 1985 Tulsa Cains Ballroom N/A
February 21, 1985 Austin City Coliseum N/A
February 22, 1985 Corpus Christi Ritz Music Hall N/A
February 25, 1985 San Antonio Cameo Theater N/A
February 26, 1985 Pasadena Cardi's South N/A
February 27, 1985 Dallas Arcadia N/A
February 28, 1985 Houston Cardi's N/A
March 2, 1985 El Paso City Coliseum N/A
March 3, 1985 Albuquerque Grand Central Station Setlist
March 4, 1985 Colorado Springs DJ's Nightclub N/A
March 5, 1985 Denver Rainbow Setlist
March 6, 1985 Phoenix State Theatre N/A
March 9, 1985 San Diego State University Setlist
March 10, 1985 Hollywood Hollywood Palladium Setlist
March 13, 1985 Palo Alto The Keystone N/A
March 14, 1985 San Francisco Kabuki Theater Setlist
March 15, 1985 Setlist MP3
March 17, 1985 Seattle Moore Theater Setlist
March 18, 1985 Vancouver Canada New York Theater Setlist
March 19, 1985 Portland United States Starry Night Club Setlist
European Leg #1
August 13, 1985 Birmingham England Unknown Venue N/A
August 17, 1985 Castle Donington Donington Park Setlist MP3
North America, Leg #2
August 24, 1985 San Francisco United States Ruthie's Inn Setlist
August 31, 1985 Oakland Oakland Colliseum Setlist
European Leg #2
September 14, 1985 Sankt Goarshausen Germany Metal Hammer Fest Setlist
North America, Leg #3
December 29, 1985 Sacramento United States Memorial Auditorium Setlist
December 31, 1985 San Francisco Civic Center Setlist

Songlist

Album Song Times
*Please note that the song counts are based on available setlists from Metallica.com
Kill 'Em All (1983) The Four Horsemen 24
Motorbreath 29
(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth 36
Whiplash 40
Phantom Lord 35
No Remorse 37
Seek & Destroy 42
Metal Militia 3
Ride the Lightning (1984) Fight Fire With Fire 37
Ride the Lightning 40
For Whom the Bell Tolls 41
Fade to Black 17
Creeping Death 41
The Call of Ktulu 22
Master of Puppets (1986) Master of Puppets 1
Disposable Heroes 2
Covers Am I Evil? (Original Artist: Diamond Head) 30
Blitzkrieg (Original Artist: Blitzkrieg) 2
The Money Will Roll Right In (Original Artist: Fang) 2
London Dungeon (Original Artist: The Misfits) 1

Personnel

Supporting Acts

References

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