Metallica To Reunite With San Francisco Symphony To Open San Francisco’s Chase Center

first_imgMetallica has been tapped to help open San Francisco’s newest major music venue, Chase Center, when the 18,000 capacity arena opens this fall on Friday, September 6th. The famous thrash metal band will be joined in the celebratory performance by the San Francisco Symphony, whom fans will remember teamed up with Metallica back in 1999 for a run of S&M concerts at the Berkeley Community Theatre, which resulted in a live album and video.Related: Metallica Covers Pink Floyd’s “Run Like Hell” For David Gilmour’s BirthdayThe “S&M²” concert, as the band referred to the upcoming event in their announcement, will also feature Michael Tilson Thomas coming on to conduct the orchestra for a portion of the show. According to a press conference held by the band on Monday which was broadcasted onto Twitter Live, S&M² will include performances of arrangements featured in the original 1999 live album, as well as “the first ever Metallica/San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original ‘S&M’,” including new orchestral charts by organized by Tony Award-winning orchestrator, Bruce Coughlin.“This is beyond exciting on so many fronts,” Lars Ulrich said in a press conference on Monday (3/18).Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich also added the following with Monday’s press event:The fact that San Francisco is finally getting a much needed world-class arena, the fact that Metallica get 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, [Michael Tilson Thomas], as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome… bring it on ASAP!!!Metallica recently wrapped the latest North American leg of shows as part of their ongoing world tour in support of their 2016 album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. They’re scheduled to pick up again for another run of international performances beginning on May 1st in Lisbon, Portugal.Tickets for S&M² go on sale starting this Friday, March 22nd, at 10 a.m. Local, and can be purchased here.last_img

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