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Metallica's First Show in Sydney

Metallica's first performance in Sydney, Australia was held at Hordern Pavillion, May 6, 1989, on the Damaged Justice tour. The performance was met with great excitement and some unrest between police and attendees. ​ ​

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James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Jason Newsted in front of the Sydney Opera House and Sydney Harbour Bridge. Photo: Ross Halfin. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich​ ​

James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and Jason Newsted stop inside a small cave at night, Sydney, Australia, May 1989. Photo: Ross Halfin. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich​ ​

Ticket stubs from the performance at Hordern Pavillion, Sydney, Australia, May 6, 1989. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich​

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Video footage of a Metallica photo shoot with Ross Halfin, Sydney, Australia, May 5, 1989. From the Collection of Lars Ulrich