On Sunday, May 14, thousands of diehard Metallica fans filled New Jersey's MetLife Stadium for one of the most highly sought after shows of the year, as Metallica are touring in support of their platinum album Hardwired...To Self-Destruct.

New Jersey was the third stop on the band's North American trek, and metalheads from all over lined up early to secure a prime spot in the massive football stadium. Also on the bill were Danish rockers Volbeat and California metallers Avenged Sevenfold. Both bands gave high energy performances for the fans, and set the tone for what was to come.

Metallica kicked off their set with "Hardwired," a heavy hitting single from the new album, and went on to work the crowd into a frenzy with their electric stage performance that included massive LED screens, a laser show, and a full range of pyro and fireworks.

Check out our exclusive photo gallery from the MetLife Stadium show above, and see Metallica's full setlist below. See the remaining dates on Metallica's North American "Worldwired" tour here.

Metallica Setlist for MetLife Stadium:

1. Hardwired
2. Atlas, Rise!
3. For Whom the Bell Tolls
4. Fuel
5. The Unforgiven
6. Now That We're Dead
7. Moth Into Flame
8. Wherever I May Roam
9. Halo on Fire
10. Whiplash
11. Sad But True
12. One
13. Master of Puppets
14. Fade to Black
15. Seek & Destroy


16. Fight Fire With Fire
17. Nothing Else Matters
18. Enter Sandman

Fans in NYC also had the chance to experience a Metallica pop up shop at 96 Spring Street to pick up the latest in merch and memorabilia. More pop up shops will be taking place in select cities throughout the tour.

Metallica Pop-Up Shops:

St. Louis, Missouri: June 2-4
Houston, Texas: June 9 -11
Chicago, Illinois: June 16-18
Atlanta, Georgia: July 7-9
Toronto, Ontario: July 14-16
Los Angeles, California: July 27-29
San Diego, California: Aug. 4-6
San Francisco, California: Aug. 11-13

Watch Metallica's Thank You Video to Their NY/NJ Fans

Metallica Play 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' at MetLife Stadium

Metallica Play 'The Unforgiven' at MetLife Stadium