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Guns N' Roses and Metallica Stadium Tour Starts: Today in Rock

 
Guns N' Roses and Metallica Stadium Tour Starts: Today in Rock
Posted July 17th, 2014 @ 12:00am

Guns N' Roses and Metallica embarked on a massive stadium tour back in 1992.

It all kicked off on July 17 at RFK Stadium.  The co-headlining tour was a run of 26 shows ending on October 6 in Seattle.

The joint stadium tour came right in the middle of each band's extended time on the road.  Guns N' Roses were over a year into their Use Your Illusion tour, which would not wrap up until July 17, 1993.  Metallica was about halfway through their two year Wherever We May Roam tour in support of their self-titled album.

It might be the most infamous tour of all time and serves as an interesting sign of each band's existence since 1992.

Metallica made a lot of money on the tour and showed just how hard they were willing to work.  That was particularly evident after an incident at a show in Montreal.  On August 8, front-man James Hetfield suffered third degree burns after standing on a pyrotechnics blast.  The band was forced to cancel the second half of their set, but vowed to return.  The band's roadie filled in for Hetfield on guitar for the rest of the tour, but Hetfield stayed on the microphone.

Guns N' Roses lost money due to the extravagant spending of their front-man, Axl Rose.  After Hetfield's injury in Montreal, Axl Rose cut Guns N' Roses' set short.

 

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