Metallica Announces San Francisco Takeover

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In a month Metallica will be celebrating their 40 years together with two shows at Chase Center on December 17 and 19. Along with the epic concerts that will feature different setlist, the band is also planning on taking over the city of San Francisco with multiple other events.

See full schedule below and keep checking back for additional city-wide activities as they are announced. Please note that San Francisco proof of vaccination and mask requirements apply to all events. For more information, visit SF.gov.

Fans will also have the opportunity to purchase VIP upgrades that include the following:

Upgrade includes entry for one person to each of the events below that require a ticket (must be 21+ years of age to attend) along with:

  • One limited edition souvenir laminate
  • One 40th Anniversary weekend show poster set
  • One limited edition merch bundle
  • One signed setlist from each of the 40th Anniversary shows
  • More details below in the fine print

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 16

White Reaper, Taipei Houston
August Hall
420 Mason Street
Showtime: 8:30 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $25.00

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 17

Blackened American Whiskey Presents The Official Metallica 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party
Executive Order Bar & Lounge
868 Mission Street
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Wedding BandGoodnight, Texas, and Bastardane
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd
Doors: 9:30 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $39.50

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 18

Ross Halfin, Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White

  • Gallery Show
    198 Utah Street
    Prints available for online purchase
    Open to the public: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Book Signing
    Elk’s Lodge in Union Square
    450 Post Street
    Free event (book must be purchased on-site)
    Limited to 200 people
    Doors: 12:00 PM
    Signing: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Q&A with Steffan Chirazi
    Elk’s Lodge in Union Square
    450 Post Street
    Doors: 4:00 PM
    Start time: 5:00 PM
    Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
    Ticket Price: $10.00

Film Fest
The AMC Kabuki 8
1881 Post Street

  • Cliff ’Em All
  • Cunning Stunts
  • Orgullo, Pasión y Gloria: Tres Noches En La Ciudad de México

Check in: 11:00 AM
Festival starts: 12:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $10.00

OTTTOTaipei Houston, and Bastardane
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $16.00 advance, $18.00 day of show

Dunlop Presents: …And Tributes for All! …A Celebration of Metallica with Damage Inc., Motorbreath, and Sandman
Bimbo’s 365
1025 Columbus Ave
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $29.50

Kamasi Washington
August Hall
420 Mason Street
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 9:00pm
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $55.00

Blackened American Whiskey Presents The Official Metallica Mashup Party
The Great Northern
119 Utah Street
10:00 PM

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 19

Blackened American Whiskey presents The Official Metallica Pre-Show Party
Executive Order Bar & Lounge
868 Mission Street
5:00 to 7:00 PM

TAKEOVER THE 40TH UPGRADE PACKAGE

Upgrade: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Upgrade price: $1,799.00

Fine Print:
-The Takeover the 40th Upgrade does NOT include a ticket to the Metallica concerts at the Chase Center on 12/17 and 12/19.
-Some Takeover the 40th events will overlap with each other. You are responsible for your transportation and deciding which events to attend.
-List of eligible events subject to change without notice. No refunds will be issued if the programming or scheduling changes.
-Tickets and merchandise must be picked up in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday 12/16/21.
-All purchases are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
Takeover the 40th Upgrade limit of two per person.
-There will be separate, additional events during the 40th Anniversary weekend that are open to the public and not part of this package.

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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