Metallica’s 20th Anniversary Concert Announcement!
James Hetfield of Metallica during MTV's Metallica "Icon" Taping- Rehearsals at Universal Studios in Los Angeles, California, United States. (Photo by Theo Wargo/WireImage)
Who Else Is Excited?
Metallica’s live album S&M was released almost twenty years ago. They recorded it at The Berkeley Community Theatre with The San Francisco Symphony. It was a musical haven for anyone who likes heavy metal and classical music.
This September 6, they’ll be celebrating the album’s 20th anniversary with a one-off show. They will be performing at the grand opening celebration of the Chase Center in San Francisco. This is more than just a multi-purpose arena, it will also become the new home of NBA Champions Golden State Warriors.
In a statement released, Metallica wrote:
“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 6.
“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 honoured 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.”
You can check out this site for more ticket details.