Metallica Night 2 at MetLife Stadium: A Spectacular “No Repeat Weekend” Event of Music

In the heart of a sweltering summer weekend, the iconic MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, became the epicenter of a rock ‘n’ roll frenzy. Metallica, one of the most legendary bands in the history of metal, took the stage for their second night as part of a “no repeat weekend” – a concept that had fans buzzing with anticipation for an entirely new setlist. Night 2 featured electrifying opening acts, Ice Nine Kills and Five Finger Death Punch, setting the stage for an unforgettable experience.

The night began with a burst of energy as Ice Nine Kills took the stage. The Boston-based metalcore band, known for their theatrical and energetic performances, kicked off their set with the powerful “SAVAGES.” Fans were immediately drawn into their world of horror-themed storytelling, as they unleashed a setlist that included hits like “Rainy Day,” “Hip to be Scared,” and the hauntingly atmospheric “Welcome to Horrorwood.” The band left the audience in awe as they concluded their set with the fan-favorite “Stabbing in the Dark,” a track that perfectly encapsulated their signature blend of melodic hooks and heavy breakdowns.

Following in the footsteps of Ice Nine Kills, Five Finger Death Punch erupted onto the stage with undeniable force. Starting their set with the anthemic “Lift Me Up,” the band ignited the crowd’s energy to new heights. Their setlist featured a mix of hits and surprises, including songs like “Trouble,” “Jekyll and Hyde,” a powerful rendition of the classic “Bad Company” cover, and the adrenaline-fueled “Welcome to the Circus.” Five Finger Death Punch closed their performance with the emotional and intense “The Bleeding,” leaving the audience craving more.

At 9 PM sharp, the earth-shaking roar of the crowd welcomed Metallica to the stage. With an opening that shook the ground beneath them, the band exploded into “Whiplash,” sending a shockwave of energy through the stadium.

The “no repeat weekend” promise held true, and fans were treated to a setlist that spanned Metallica’s storied career. Classic hits like “For Whom the Bell Tolls” and “Ride the Lightning” resonated with fans who had journeyed far and wide to witness the metal legends in action. The haunting melodies of “The Unforgiven” tugged at heartstrings, while the explosive “Wherever I May Roam” carried the audience on a journey through the band’s diverse soundscapes.

Metallica’s setlist also held surprises of its own, featuring three tracks from their latest album, 72 Seasons. The crowd was treated to the live debut of “Too Far Gone?” and the blistering “You Must Burn!” However, it was the epic “Lux Æterna” that truly captivated the stadium, showcasing the band’s evolving musical prowess.

The grand finale of the night came with a thunderous rendition of “Enter Sandman.” The iconic riff that has echoed through countless arenas over the years reverberated throughout MetLife Stadium, bringing the night to a triumphant close.

As the final notes of “Enter Sandman” hung in the air, the members of Metallica stepped forward to address the audience. Each band member took a moment to express their gratitude for the unwavering support of their fans. The stadium was filled with cheers and applause as Lars Ulrich, James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, and Robert Trujillo shared their heartfelt sentiments.

Setlist: Whiplash, For Whom The Bell Tolls, Ride the Lightning, The Memory Remains, Lux Æterna, Too Far Gone?, Welcome Home (Sanitarium), You Must Burn, The Call of Ktulu, The Unforgiven, Wherever I May Roam, Moth Into Flame, Blackened, Whiskey in the Jar, One, Enter Sandman

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