In celebration of the historic Grand Opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, Metallica today announced they are joining together with the San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years! On Friday, September 6th S&M² will take place, a one-night-only show featuring the SF Symphony and legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.
James and Lars joined Michael, along with representatives from the Golden State Warriors and San Francisco mayor London Breed, made the announcement at the Chase Center today.
This is what the band had to say about the event:
Check this out, you know how much we love firsts and we are always extremely proud to wave the flag for our hometown of San Francisco, so this first is particularly exciting as we announce that we will be performing at the grand opening celebration of the Chase Center with S&M² on Friday, September 6th. That’s right, not only will this be the inaugural event at the new arena in the city, but we will be playing once again with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra as we join together to commemorate this historic addition to the Bay Area and mark the 20th anniversary of the S&M concerts and album release.
We’re honored that legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas will kick off his final season as San Francisco Symphony Musical Director with a special appearance conducting a portion of the show.
Please join us for this one-night-only show as we celebrate the addition of what is sure to become a cultural landmark in the Bay Area. We’re thrilled to be invited to be a part of it and humbled to be sharing the stage with the legendary MTT and the city’s finest musicians in the San Francisco Symphony.
Presales for Fan Club members begin tomorrow, March 19th with the Legacy Member sale beginning at 9 AM Pacific Time and the Fifth Member sale beginning at 10 AM Pacific Time. Please visit the Club News section for additional details including where to find your presale code.
Tickets will go on sale the general public on Friday, March 22nd at 10 AM Pacific Time at chasecenter.com.