Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Sonisphere 2014 - Metallica: By Request

Sonisphere is back at Knebworth for 2014! This isn’t breaking news really as it had been discussed for some time. There were a number of rumours about who is going to headline and on Monday, they announced that for the first time ever, Metallica and Iron Maiden were going to be on the same bill in the UK. That for me is pretty immense news. You could argue that booking those two bands is a safe and boring booking as they’ve headlined UK festivals a lot. While that may be true, I love both bands and that alone has almost sold me a weekend ticket. Iron Maiden are extending their Maiden England tour. That comes with a cracking set list of Iron Maiden classics which is good news. Metallica’s European tour comes with a twist this time around. They are playing an 18 song set list and the ticket buyers get to vote on 17 of the songs they will play. The 18th song will be a new song from the new Metallica album they are currently working on. I really like this idea as there are a number of Metallica songs I’ve not seen live that I’d really like to. Sadly, the voting for Knebworth has already begun and the songs that are in the top 17 are all songs I’ve seen live bar one. To be fair, the songs that are in the top 17 are all ace, but it would be nice to see something different this time. This is my attempt at a set list, with some stuff I’ve not seen before.

For Whom The Bell Tolls
Ride The Lightning
Fight Fire With Fire
Whiskey In The Jar
Frayed Ends of Sanity
Disposable Heroes
King Nothing
The God That Failed
Master of Puppets
Phantom Lord
Creeping Death

That was tough. I wanted to add so many more. I purposely left out big hitters like Nothing Else Matters, Sad But True and Enter Sandman as a Metallica set list without those songs would be unique and interesting. Whatever happens though, I hope to see Metallica again in 2014. 2013 has been a year lacking in live Metallica. I don’t approve of years like that.

Hopefully, I’ll be able to say roll on Sonisphere!

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