It marked Megadeth’s first show since vocalist and guitarist Dave Mustaine completed treatment for throat cancer last year – and they wasted no time by ripping through 12 tracks featuring classics including Hangar 18, Wake Up Dead, Symphony Of Destruction and Peace Sells.
Headliner Five Finger Death Punch then took to the stage and proceeded to barrel through a 19-song set – kicking off with the triple punch of Lift Me Up, Trouble and Wash It All Away.
Their set also featured tracks including Jekyll And Hyde, Sham Pain, Bad Company, Wrong Side Of Heaven and The Bleeding.
Fan-filmed footage from the night of both bands in action can be watched below, where you’ll also find the setlists.
Following the concert, Megadeth bassist David Ellefson posted a message on social media with a picture form their set.
Ellefson said: “This is a photo from tonight's tour kick off show in Helsinki – one filled with overwhelming gratitude from the four of us for the return of Dave's health, and the privilege for us to perform for you again.
“The reality and weight of what hung in the balance during Dave's cancer treatments these last months really shone through during the Q&A at the pre-show VIP meet n greet and in each song we performed on that stage.
“Life is a gift and our health is precious. Thank you for all the prayers and support to Dave and the Megadeth camp these past months... hey surely worked!
“We are blessed to celebrate this new decade on a sold out tour across Europe! Hope to see you there. Godspeed."
The next stop on the tour which also features Bad Wolves will take place on January 22 in Stockholm, Sweden.
Megadeth: Helsinki's Hartwall Arena: January 20, 2020
1. Hangar 18
2. Wake Up Dead
3. Sweating Bullets
4. Dawn Patrol
5. Poison Was The Cure
7. A Tout Le Monde
10. Symphony Of Destruction
11. Peace Sells
12. Holy Wars… The Punishment Due
Five Finger Death Punch: Helsinki's Hartwall Arena: January 20, 2020
1. Lift Me Up
3. Wash It All Away
4. Jekyll And Hyde
5. Sham Pain
6. Burn It Down
7. Bad Company
8. Got Your Six
9. Wrong Side Of Heaven
10. Battle Born
11. Blue On Black
12. Coming Down
13. Never Enough
14. Hard To See
15. Burn MF
16. Gone Away
17. Under And Over It
18. Far From Home
19. The Bleeding
Five Finger Death Punch, Megadeth & Bad Wolves 2020 tour
Jan 22: Stockholm Hovet, Sweden
Jan 23: Oslo Spektrum, Norway
Jan 24: Copenhagen Royal Arena, Denmark
Jan 26: Amsterdam AFAS Live, Netherlands
Jan 28: Paris Zenith, France
Jan 30: Cardiff Arena, UK
Jan 31: London Wembley Arena, UK
Feb 03: Berlin Max-Schmeling Halle, Germany
Feb 04: Hamburg Sporthalle, Germany
Feb 06: Frankfurt Festhalle, Germany
Feb 08: Oberhausen Koenig-Pilsener Arena, Germany
Feb 09: Stuttgart Schleyerhalle, Germany
Feb 10: Munich Olympiahalle, Germany
Feb 12: Warsaw Torwar, Poland
Feb 14: Prague Tipsport Arena, Czech Republic
Feb 16: Milan Alcatrazz, Italy
Feb 17: Zurich Hallenstadion, Switzerland
Feb 19: Vienna Stadthalle, Austria
Feb 20: Budapest Sportarena, Hungary