According to the San Francisco Chronicle, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony have been booked to open the brand new Chase Center, the home of the Golden State Warriors on September 6th, in Mission Bay, CA. They will perform together at the show, reprising Metallica and a symphony for “one night only”. Warriors officials announced Monday, March 18 at a sweltering press conference attended by Metallica’s Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Warriors Owner, and CEO Joe Lacob, Warriors President, and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts and San Francisco Mayor London Breed. Metallica is no stranger to symphony collaborations, as they did an entire concert album with 1999’s S & M (Elektra Records), with 2019 marking the 20th anniversary of the album. Watch the press conference video below.
Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts commented:
“We wanted to do something unique to the Bay Area. Something that would happen only here and nowhere else in the world.”
James Hetfield added:
“It’s a beautiful opportunity. We’re super proud that after 38 years there’s still cool things on the horizon for us.”
Tickets for the concert go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday, March 22, at chasecenter.com. Metallica Fan Club members will be allowed to access them via an exclusive pre-sale at 9 a.m. Tuesday, March 19; and there will also be a pre-sale for Chase cardholders at noon Tuesday.