Metallica and SF Symphony to Headline Grand Opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center

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In celebration of the historic Grand Opening of San Francisco’s Chase Center, Metallica will perform with the San Francisco Symphony for the first time in 20 years! The event will take place on Friday, Sept. 6 and will be entitled S&M²: a one-night-only show featuring the SF Symphony and legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas.

The original S&M concerts were performed by Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony conducted by the late Michael Kamen in spring of 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theatre. The S&M² concert will feature the first live performances of these arrangements in 20 years, plus the first ever Metallica/San Francisco Symphony renditions of songs written and released since the original S&M, with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.

Other bands set to perform later in the year include the Black Keys, Dave Matthews Band, Phil Collins and Andrea Bocelli.

Photo by Louis Raphael

Having released albums under Digital Nations, a label founded by Steve Vai, music critic Louis Raphael has remained deeply connected to the pulse of the San Francisco music scene. Following his tenure as the San Francisco Music Examiner for and, he embarked on creating Music in SF® to authentically highlight the vibrant offerings of the city's music scene.

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