Shit Hits the Sheds Tour
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Shit Hits the Sheds Tour
Shit Hits The Sheds
Tour by Metallica
Associated albumLive Shit: Binge & Purge
Start dateMay 30, 1994
End dateAugust 21, 1994
No. of shows51
Metallica concert chronology

The Shit Hits The Sheds was a concert tour by the American heavy metal band Metallica, which took place in 1994. The band played in 51 shows in North America, including a performance at Woodstock '94, which had an attendance of over 300,000 people.

This tour is also known for the debut of the song "The God That Failed". On the last date of the tour in Miami, famed lead singer of Judas Priest, Rob Halford (who at the time was the singer for Fight), sang guest vocals on stage for a performance of "Rapid Fire" from his band's 1980 album British Steel. This was the last tour that Metallica played in standard tuning before tuning down to E? standard, due to James Hetfield's deteriorating vocals from the recent large-scale tour in support of Metallica, commonly known as the Black Album. This tour was also the first tour featuring Lars Ulrich's down-scaled drum kits. According to Ulrich's interview on guitar center in 2014, two rack toms were removed from his original drum setup thus allowing the hi-hat cymbal and ride cymbal to be placed nearer to him and making his drum kit easier to play.

Supporting acts for this tour were Danzig, Suicidal Tendencies (whose bassist Robert Trujillo would join Metallica nine years later), Candlebox and Fight. Alice in Chains was supposed to be one of the opening acts, but due to vocalist Layne Staley's drug addiction, they were forced to rescind the offer.[1]The Offspring (who had just released their breakthrough album Smash) was reportedly offered to replace Alice in Chains on this tour, but turned it down due to their desire to continue playing in clubs.[2] Candlebox was eventually chosen as their replacement. However, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell joined in with Metallica on "For Whom the Bell Tolls" during their August 9, 1994 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma performance.

Typical setlist

(Taken from the Holmdel, New Jersey Garden State Arts Center show on June 1, 1994)

  1. Breadfan" (Budgie cover)
  2. "Master of Puppets"
  3. "Wherever I May Roam"
  4. "Harvester of Sorrow"
  5. "Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
  6. "The God That Failed"
  7. "Kill/Ride Medley"
    1. "Ride the Lightning"
    2. "No Remorse"
    3. "The Four Horsemen"
    4. "Phantom Lord"
    5. "Fight Fire With Fire"
  8. "For Whom the Bell Tolls"
  9. "Disposable Heroes"
  10. "Seek & Destroy"
  11. Guitar Solo
  12. "Nothing Else Matters"
  13. "Creeping Death"
  14. Bass Solo
  15. "Fade to Black"
  16. "Whiplash"


  1. "Sad but True"
  2. "One"

Encore 2:

  1. "Enter Sandman"
  2. "So What?" (Anti-Nowhere League cover)

Tour dates

Date City Country Venue Gross Revenue [3][4]
May 30, 1994 Corfu United States Darien Lake Performing Arts Center
June 1, 1994 Holmdel Township Garden State Arts Center
June 3, 1994 Quebec City Canada Hippodrome de Quebec
June 4, 1994 Barrie Molson Park
June 5, 1994 Syracuse United States New York State Fair Grandstand
June 7, 1994 Allentown Allentown Fairgrounds Grandstand
June 8, 1994 Wantagh Jones Beach Amphitheatre
June 10, 1994 Essex Junction Champlain Valley Expo
June 11, 1994 Mansfield Great Woods Center
June 12, 1994 Swanzey Cheshire Fair Grandstand
June 14, 1994 Philadelphia Mann Music Center
June 15, 1994 Mechanicsburg Williams Grove Speedway
June 17, 1994 Middletown Orange County Fairgrounds
June 18, 1994 Cuyahoga Falls Blossom Music Center
June 19, 1994 Cincinnati Riverbend Music Center
June 21, 1994 Clarkston Pine Knob Music Theatre
June 22, 1994
June 24, 1994 Ionia Ionia Free Fair
June 25, 1994 Des Moines Iowa State Fairgrounds
June 26, 1994 Somerset River's Edge Park
June 28, 1994 Maryland Heights Riverport Amphitheater
June 29, 1994 Columbus Polaris Amphitheater
July 1, 1994 Milwaukee Marcus Amphitheater
July 2, 1994 Noblesville Deer Creek Music Center
July 3, 1994 Tinley Park World Music Theater
July 17, 1994 Vancouver Canada Thunderbird Stadium
July 19, 1994 Seattle United States Memorial Stadium
July 20, 1994 Portland Portland Meadows
July 22, 1994 Mountain View Shoreline Amphitheatre
July 23, 1994 Sacramento California Exposition Amphitheatre
July 24, 1994 San Bernardino Blockbuster Pavilion
July 26, 1994 Carson Velodrome Field
July 27, 1994 Phoenix Desert Sky Pavilion
July 29, 1994 Park City Park West Ski Resort
July 30, 1994 Whitney Sam Boyd Stadium
July 31, 1994 San Diego Brown Airfield
August 2, 1994 Albuquerque University Stadium
August 3, 1994 Greenwood Village Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre
August 5, 1994 Dallas Starplex Amphitheatre
August 6, 1994 Austin South Park Meadows
August 7, 1994 Baytown Houston Raceway Park
August 9, 1994 Oklahoma City Oklahoma State Fairgrounds Speedway
August 10, 1994 Bonner Springs Sandstone Amphitheater
August 12, 1994 Burgettstown Star Lake Amphitheatre
August 13, 1994 Saugerties Woodstock '94
August 14, 1994 Columbia Merriweather Post Pavilion
August 16, 1994 Charlotte Blockbuster Pavilion
August 17, 1994 Antioch Starwood Amphitheatre
August 19, 1994 Atlanta Lakewood Amphitheatre
August 20, 1994 Tampa Florida State Fairgrounds
August 21, 1994 Miami Bicentennial Park



  1. ^ Sunday Old School: Alice in Chains Metal Underground.
  2. ^ Christe, Ian (2004). Sound of the Beast: The Complete Headbanging History of Heavy Metal. Harper Paperbacks. p. 305. ISBN 0-380-81127-8.
  3. ^ Metallica
  4. ^ Metallica

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