Witness METALLICA’s electrifying performance of the song “Fuel,” which was professionally filmed during their set at the Power Trip festival in Indio, California on October 8
As the headlining act on the closing night of the three-day event, METALLICA treated the audience to a 16-song journey through their illustrious career. The show ignited with “Whiplash” from their 1983 album “Kill ‘Em All,” followed by a fiery sequence of two tracks from “Ride The Lightning,” “Creeping Death” and “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”
To the crowd’s delight, the band surprised everyone by unleashing “Enter Sandman,” one of their most iconic hits, as the fourth song of the set. They seamlessly transitioned into tracks from their latest album, “72 Seasons,” with “Lux Æterna” and “Too Far Gone?” Included in this sonic adventure were classics like “Fuel” from the 1997 album “Reload” and the instrumental masterpiece “Orion” from the 1986 classic “Master Of Puppets.”
During the performance, guitarist Kirk Hammett had a minor hiccup with the intro to “Nothing Else Matters” but quickly rebounded with a humorous apology to the audience. He jokingly attributed the error to the sweltering desert heat, sharing a laugh with the crowd. (It’s worth noting that this wasn’t the first time he made this mistake, having done so previously at METALLICA‘s show at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium in early August and at the Boston Calling festival in May 2022.) Adding an extra layer of excitement to the show, Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo showcased a jam they had composed specifically for the Power Trip festival, titled “Funk In The Desert.”
The first-ever Power Trip rock and heavy metal extravaganza kicked off on October 6, featuring electrifying performances by iconic bands such as IRON MAIDEN and GUNS N’ ROSES. The weekend continued to deliver high-octane rock and metal with JUDAS PRIEST and AC/DC taking the stage on Saturday, October 7, followed by the epic grand finale on October 8, featuring TOOL and METALLICA.
This incredible event saw tens of thousands of passionate attendees, and in keeping with its grandeur, it exclusively offered three-day passes, for which general admission cost $599 and reserved seats were available at prices ranging from $999 to $3,250.
METALLICA’s Power Trip setlist:
02. Creeping Death
03. For Whom The Bell Tolls
04. Enter Sandman
05. Lux Æterna
06. Too Far Gone?
07. Fade To Black
10. Nothing Else Matters
11. Sad But True
12. The Day That Never Comes
14. Seek & Destroy
16. Master Of Puppets