Metallica Revisit 1983’s ‘Kill ‘Em All For One Tour’ For Latest ‘Metallica Mondays’ Episode

The latest vintage show to stream, recorded at The Metro in Chicago in 1983, was part of the band’s first ever US tour, supporting Raven.

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Metallica have once again raided the vaults for their weekly ‘Metallica Mondays’ series, this time revisiting their ‘Kill ‘Em All For One’ tour.

The band have gone all the way back to 12 August, 1983, selecting a gig from The Metro in Chicago, from the ‘Kill ‘Em All For One’ trek – the titanic metal outfit’s first-ever national tour, during which they supported Raven. The setlist features tracks including ‘No Remorse’, ‘Whiplash’, ‘Metal Militia’ and ‘Phantom Lord’ and you can check the show out below.

Metallica: Live in Chicago, Illinois - August 12, 1983 (Full Concert... Mostly)

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Introducing the set, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich says: “This goes back to the summer of 1983, so about 400 years ago on our first tour with our buddies in Raven. We were going across America, just trying to figure it all out.

“Two of the clips appeared on the Cliff ‘Em All collection and the full gig was included in the Kill ‘Em All box set. The audio didn’t start recording until after Hit The Lights!”

Ulrich adds: “This was nine days after James Hetfield’s 20th birthday, I was 19, Kirk Hammett is 20 and Cliff Burton is 21.”

The band have been uploading some of their favourite shows to their YouTube channel over the last two months, including sets from Slane Castle in Ireland, their 2012 tour in celebration of their ‘Black Album’ and their set at London’s House Of Vans in 2016.

Elsewhere in Metallica news, the band have just launched Batch 100 of their Blackened whiskey, with a limited edition package featuring two picture discs, a fanzine and more.

Earlier this month, Metallica announced their ‘Month Of Giving’ charity drive in association with their All Within My Hands Foundation. The band are also selling a range of items on their online store which are marked with the tag ‘Month Of Giving’. Proceeds from sales of these items, which include t-shirts, caps, hoodies and more, will go to parter organisations throughout May.

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