According to a newly released report by AZCentral.com,Metallica cut their set short for the September 1 performance over at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The show was a part of the band’s “No Repeat Weekend” which sees them doing two consecutive days with no repeated songs.
As the concert report states, the band played 14 songs while the usual setlist features 16 on their setlist. This is also supported by Setlist.fm which clearly shows them playing 14 songs, “Seek and Destroy” being the one to close the set.
According to the concert report for AZCentral.com, the band apparently played the pre-recorded intro to “The Day That Never Comes” from the “Death Magnetic” album, only to jump into “Hardwired” right after it. The report also read:
“I don’t know why they cut those songs. It didn’t sound like they were having problems. We don’t Snapchat and/or send each other telegrams, so I have no idea. But it was a shorter set than they’ve been playing.”
“Hetfield did appear to relinquish his lead-singing duties to the audience more often as the night wore on, but I thought it was just to make the crowd feel more like part of the performance.”
The report also added that “We got 14 songs and no ‘Master of Puppets,'” as well as claiming that Hetfield was dealing with vocal issues, giving “Nothing Else Matter” as an example. Here are a few fan-filmed videos from the show.