Metallica’s memory remains in Beijing

Posted by on January 18, 2017

Photo: Ross Halfin

Despite being around for well-over thirty years and considered the largest metal band around the world, Metallica just recently performed for the very first time in Beijing. Here’s what we know from this once-in-a-lifetime performance:

Due to Chinese government censorship, Metallica was restricted from performing “Master of Puppets” and “Hardwired.”

The band broke in another Hardwired… song, this time “Confusion.”

Pianist Lang Lang, who performed with the band at the Grammys a few years back, joined them for “One.” 

We managed to find a few snippets of fan-recorded footage from this show already. Videos include a brief clip of “Confusion” from far away in the venue and a snippet of “One” with Lang.




Here’s the set list:
With that in mind, here’s the setlist:
“Hit The Lights”
“Atlas, Rise!”
“King Nothing”
“The Memory Remains”
“The Unforgiven”
“Now That We’re Dead”
“Moth Into Flame”
“Harvester of Sorrow”
“Confusion” – Live Debut!
“Halo On Fire”
“Sad But True”
“Wherever I May Roam”
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“The Day That Never Comes”
“Creeping Death”


“One” – With Lang Lang
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Enter Sandman”

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