Throwback Concert: Metallica at The XL Center 1989

Throwback Concert: Metallica at The XL Center 1989

99.1 PLR celebrates 50 years! This week we are celebrating another great year in our history: 1989!

That year Metallica came to Connecticut twice on their ‘Damaged Justice’ Tour: The XL Center in March and Lake Compounce in July. They hit the road to support their fourth studio album, “…And Justice for All,” which was first album with bassist Jason Newsted. The tour started in September 1989 and made its way to Hartford in the spring during the first leg of their North American Tour.

Today we re-visit their show in Hartford…



Tour: Damaged Justice

Special Guests: Queensrÿche

Friday March 17, 1989

The XL Center – Hartford, Connecticut

Ticket Price: $17.50

Band Lineup: James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Jason Newsted


  1. Blackened
  2. For Whom the Bell Tolls
  3. Welcome Home (Sanitarium)
  4. Harvester of Sorrow
  5. Eye of the Beholder
  6. Bass Solo
  7. Master of Puppets
  8. One
  9. Seek & Destroy
  10. …And Justice For All
  11. Creeping Death (encore 1)
  12. Fade To Black (encore 1)
  13. Guitar Solo (encore 1)
  14. Battery (encore 1)
  15. Last Caress (Misfits cover / encore 2)
  16. Am I Evil? (Diamond Head cover / encore 2)
  17. Whiplash (encore 2)
  18. Breadfan (Budgie cover / encore 3)



Check out the live performance of Metallica in Hartford

Check out these past live performances from the ‘Damaged Justice’ Tour