As you all know by now, the “Big Four” (Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax) have been touring over seas in what is being called the greatest Metal tour of all time. For the first time, The “Big Four” of Metal are touring together overseas melting faces and ripping heads off left and right. I have seen footage from this tour on YouTube and it’s no lie that the bands are all sounding and looking spectacular. While this is a great thing to hear about it, the big question now is when will this tour come Stateside? Will it come Stateside? I can guarantee that every scumbag promoter in the US is frothing at the mouth over this and wants a slice of this pie. Regardless, if this tour comes here to the States, you can bet your ass that you are going to pay out the nose for this experience. This is the kind of tour that we would’ve killed to see as kids. Hell, we were 3/4 of the way there with Clash of the Titans in the 90’s but it’s ok since Metallica had pretty much cashed in their balls at that point.

This is one of those type of shows that I know I’m gonna bitch and moan about the ticket prices but I will honestly say that I would pay 100 bucks to see this. Even if it does put me 10 rows from the ceiling of the arena. This tour has so much potential to be an amazing experience but at the same time, it could completely self destruct. Can you imagine the egos of Mustaine, Ulrich, Ian and King all in one room? Just those four fuckers alone would kill each other but ya know what? It’s those four people that have worked their asses off from the very beginning to make sure that their own respective bands were one of the best around.

Looking at the set lists from all the bands is really fun to see just how they are using their time. Anthrax seems to be delivering a fun but safe set. Megadeth is killing it yet again with a performance of “Rust In Peace” which was a bold yet totally awesome move on their part. Slayer is just coming out firing on all cylinders and Metallica’s set looks pretty damn impressive minus that craptastic “Nothing Else Matters.” Really? Is there any fucking need for them to play that song? Makes me nauseous just thinking about it but for the most part, Metallica’s set looks pretty damn solid.

The Big Four Movie is playing in theaters TONIGHT! You can CLICK HERE to find out where in your town its playing. It will be four hours of face melting, headbanging metal. Tickets seem to be in the $18.00 price range which if you were at the real show would get you a beer and a small nacho plate. Below are the set lists for the Big Four tour so enjoy!

01. Caught in a Mosh
02. Got the Time (JOE JACKSON cover)
03. Indians
04. Heaven and Hell (BLACK SABBATH cover)
05. Antisocial (TRUST cover)
06. Madhouse
07. Only
08. Efilnikufesin (N.F.L.)
09. I Am The Law

SLAYER’s setlist:

01. World Painted Blood
02. Jihad
03. War Ensemble
04. Hate Worldwide
05. Angel of Death
06. Dead Skin Mask
07. Disciple
08. South of Heaven
09. Raining Blood

MEGADETH’s setlist:

01. Holy Wars
02. Hangar 18
03. Take No Prisoners
04. Five Magics
05. Poison Was the Cure
06. Lucretia
07. Tornado of Souls
08. Dawn Patrol
09. Rust in Peace… Polaris
10. Head Crusher
11. Sweating Bullets
12. Symphony Of Destruction
13. Peace Sells

METALLICA’s setlist:

01. Creeping Death
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Fuel
04. The Four Horsemen
05. Fade To Black
06. That Was Just Your Life
07. Cyanide
08. Sad But True
09. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
10. All Nightmare Long
11. One
12. Master Of Puppets
13. Blackened
14. Nothing Else Matters
15. Enter Sandman
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16. Stone Cold Crazy
17. Hit The Lights
18. Seek and Destroy

About Don de Leaumont

Don (aka. The Brainfart) has been a heavy metal fan since hearing it for the first time in 1983. Don is also repsonsible for all of the typos, shitty grammar, and kick ass content on this site. Don likes cheap beer, whiskey, Coca Cola Icees, going to shows, and hanging with his kick ass wife, two cats and dog. He originally wanted to name his dog Shandi but his wife said, “No fucking way.”

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jonder says:

I saw it at Discover Mills, and the theater was about half-full. I think it is playing again tonight, and it is supposed to come out on DVD eventually.

Definitely worth seeing. The sound and the camera work were excellent. Joey Belladonna looks like hell, and Dave Mustaine can’t sing, but all the bands played well. During the last encore, most of the members of the four bands played “Am I Evil” together (not “Stone Cold Crazy”).

thegreatsouthernbrainfart says:

I really think this tour has so much potential here in the US but be prepared to go broke on this one. It just may be worth every penny though as all the bands sound like they are on top of their game! I can only hope that this tour make its way here!

Thanks for reading by the way! Hope you keep coming back!

Art says:

So no review from Don the Big Four show?!

thegreatsouthernbrainfart says:

HAHA! I tried to get tix to the Perimeter Mall showing and it said it was sold out. I later heard that it wasn’t and that the website was messed up. Oh well. I’d love to hear YOUR review. How did you like it?

Art says:

I’m goin go try to get tickets for this right now! I bet I’ll see you there, if it isn’t already sold out!

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