METALLICA Debuts Live Performance of Their Longest Song, ‘Inamorata’

Metallica Inamorata Live Debut

Last night, Sunday, May 26th, METALLICA performed the second show of their No Repeat Weekend as part of the M72 World Tour at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany.

During this second concert in Munich, METALLICA played three songs from their latest album, 72 Seasons, which was released in April 2023: “72 Seasons,” “If Darkness Had a Son,” and “Inamorata”—the latter being performed live for the first time.

“Inamorata,” the final track on the 72 Seasons album, is the longest METALLICA song to date, with a running time of 11 minutes and 10 seconds.

Supporting their latest album, 72 SeasonsMETALLICA has embarked on the “M72” tour, featuring two-night, no-repeat shows in each city. The tour began in Europe, moved to North America, and has now returned to Europe. Each concert showcases METALLICA on an enormous ring-shaped stage with the Snake Pit at its center. Four drum sets are strategically placed around the stage, allowing drummer Lars Ulrich to connect with the audience from different points throughout the performance.

The setlist was as follows:

01. Creeping Death
02. Harvester Of Sorrow
03. Hit The Lights
04. Ride The Lightning
05. 72 Seasons
06. If Darkness Had A Son
07. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
08. Inamorata (live debut)
09. The Call Of Ktulu
10. No Leaf Clover
11. Wherever I May Roam
12. Moth Into Flame
13. Fight Fire With Fire
14. Breadfan (BUDGIE cover)
15. One
16. Enter Sandman

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield shared his mindset heading into the 2024 leg of the “M72” tour during an interview with “The Metallica Report,” saying: “What I’m going into is unknown. I know how big the stage is. I know we have breaks here and there. I know what we’re walking into. When we first started with this, with the ‘M72’ stage, in the round in the stadium, from between setting up cones, walking around thinking, ‘Oh, this is how big the stage is gonna be.’ ‘Oh, this is cool.’ ‘This’ll be great.’ ‘This is too skinny,’ and this and that. And then, between that time and then actually seeing it built, where it’s kind of too late, ‘Oh s**t, this thing is so big.’

“The anxiety level was off the charts at the beginning of the ‘M72’ tour. Like, how are we gonna cover this stage? And, of course, my ego saying, ‘Well, the other guys don’t have to sing. They don’t have to run over there. They don’t have to do all this. And no one knows the woes I have and all the worries.’ But as soon as I share them with the other guys, they’re, like, ‘Yeah, but I got this and I got this.’ It’s like, ‘Oh, okay. Okay. I want mine back. That’s okay.’ So it’s a known. We know what we’re up against and we know what shape we need to be in. And it’s just fun. Now it’s just fun. We broke that stage in. It’s well trodden on and it’s worked fantastically. And so we just get to step back into it and do what we do best.”