37 years ago today, Metallica performed their first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California in March 14, 1982.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has shared the details of Metallica’s first live show on Instagram. He also posted the photo of his handwritten diary page about the “antics” of this performance. He wrote:

“As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!)

Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases…

Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening!

Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought….🤪 #wanna #tbt”

Here’s the diary page:

Photo Credit: Lars Ulrich’s Instagram Page

Check out the setlist of first Metallica gig below:

1. Hit The Lights
2. Blitzkrieg
3. Helpless
4. Jump In The Fire
5. Let It Loose
6. Sucking My Love
7. Am I Evil?
8. The Prince
9. Killin’ Time

You can see the Instagram post below.

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37 years ago today, March 14 ’82, the ‘Tallica played our first live show ever at a joint called Radio City in Anaheim, California. As you can tell from the notes in my diary, it was my first gig ever and I was “very nervous.”(!) Additionally, you eagle-eyed observers may notice that there’s not a lot of ‘Tallica originals being performed here at the first outing, but almost all NWOBHM covers, most of which ended up being recorded later along the way and showing up on various Garage releases… Here for your viewing pleasure is a picture of your Danish drummer from later in ’82 still playing my first Camco kit (there are no pictures that exist from the first gig), the OG flyer, the setlist in my handwriting and a page from my diary describing the antics of the evening! Happy Live Debut Anniversary! Who would’ve thought….🤪 #wanna #tbt 📸 by @umlaut

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