SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be performing together for the opening event of the new Chase Center, arena officials announced Monday.
The concert on September 6th marks two decades since the band’s collaboration with the symphony, which led to the Grammy-award winning “Symphony & Metallica (S&M)” album.
The announcement was made Monday as part of the Chase Center’s Reveal Week, in which the first top-tier shows set to grace the arena will be announced.
“I am thrilled that San Francisco will soon have a large indoor music venue in Chase Center, which will open new opportunities to draw amazing performers to our city,” Mayor London Breed said.
“Bringing together Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony 20 years later for our first event at Chase Center is going to be an incredible and unique performance for the Bay Area,” Warriors President and CEO Rick Welts said. “This announcement is one of many of the must-see acts we’ll have as we continue to add a variety and diversity of shows to Chase Center’s calendar.”
Also speaking at Monday’s announcement, Metallica band member Lars Ulrich said, “The fact that San Francisco is finally getting a much needed world-class arena, the fact that Metallica gets to be part of the opening celebration, the fact that we get to revisit S&M 20 years later, and the fact that we get to share the stage not only with the San Francisco Symphony once again, but with the legend himself, MTT, as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome.”
“The San Francisco Symphony is delighted to be a part of the Chase Center’s opening week, and to perform once again with Metallica to recreate the magic of the historic S&M concerts,” San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas said.
The S&M album was originally released on Nov. 22, 1999, and won Best Rock Instrumental Performance for its version of “The Call of Ktulu.”
The new home of the Golden State Warriors, the arena will announce additional events later this week.
Presale tickets for the concert will go on sale starting on Tuesday, with tickets going on sale to the general public Friday.
Fans can buy tickets at www.chasecenter.com. Additionally, during Reveal Week, other acts will be announced every day at the venue website.
The Warriors broke ground on the privately-financed 18,064-seat Chase Center in January 2017.
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