Venue: Maple Leaf Gardens, Toronto ON
Date: November 14, 1991
Members Of The Band:
James Hetfield (Vocals and Guitar)
Kirk Hammet (Guitar)
Lars Ulrich (Drums)
James Newsted (Bass)
Comments: So, my friend Kris and I met up when we both worked for Prudential Insurance in Scarborough and immediately found a kindred love of music in general and live music specifically. We started trading live concerts on audio tape (this was 1991 after all) and attending record shows together. Truth be told, it was Kris that introduced me to record shows in the first place. He also introduced me to whole other genres of music that I would probably never have discovered otherwise. One of his favorite bands was Metallica. He asked me if I had ever seen them live. I had not. He raved about them so much I told him that, the next time the band came to town, if he wanted to pick up a pair of tickets, I would gladly pay for the second seat and attend the concert with him.
And what do you know. Reasonably soon afterward a Toronto date was announced for the support tour of their “Black” album, colloquially known as “Metallica”.
So, on this Thursday evening in mid November I went to the show, with absolutely no idea what to expect. The only songs I really knew by them was Enter Sandman and their cover of the Queen classic Stone Cold Crazy but I was game. Well, the concert blew me away. As fate would have it this was in support of their career defining Black album and they even played the two songs that I knew by them. One to open the evening and the other to close things out.
The following are from the second night of the two night Toronto stand but is not complete:
This is a complete show from Omaha, Nebraska on November 24, 1991 (10 days after the show that I attended in Toronto), the only difference being that we got The Four Horesmen and they didn’t.