Metallica recently closed out Power Trip Sunday night October 8 at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California with a 16-song set that spanned the band’s entire career.
Metallica kicked off the show with “Whiplash” from the 1983 album “Kill ‘Em All” and followed it up with two tracks from its sophomore album, “Ride The Lightning”, “Creeping Death” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls”.
Elsewhere, Metallica surprisingly performed one of its biggest hits, “Enter Sandman”, as the fourth song of the set, before launching into two tracks from the band’s latest album, “72 Seasons”, “Lux Æterna” and “Too Far Gone?” Other tracks aired included “Fuel” from 1997’s “Reload” and “Orion” from the 1986 album “Master Of Puppets”.
Guitarist Kirk Hammett flubbed the intro to “Nothing Else Matters”, telling the audience, “Sorry, guys. I did it again. I screwed it up again. I’m gonna play it again for you.” After taking a couple of steps back, he returned to the mic and told the crowd, “You know, it’s really hot in this fucking desert,” before adding a forced laugh.
Hammett previously botched the intro to “Nothing Else Matters” at Metallica’s sold-out show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium in early August, and before that at the Boston Calling festival in May 2022.)Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo also performed a jam that Trujillo said the pair wrote specifically for Power Trip called “Funk In The Desert”.
Metallica setlist was as follows:
02. Creeping Death
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Enter Sandman
05. Lux Æterna
06. Too Far Gone?
07. Fade To Black
10. Nothing Else Matters
11. Sad But True
12. The Day That Never Comes
14. Seek & Destroy
16. Master Of Puppets