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

An avid drummer whose discography includes albums on Digital Nations (a Steve Vai imprint), music critic Louis Raphael has always kept a pulse on the San Francisco music scene. After many years as the San Francisco Music Examiner for Examiner.com and AXS.com, he decided to start Music in SF® as a way to showcase what the San Francisco music scene really has to offer.

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