“Black tie will meet black leather as the San Francisco Symphony joins Metallica on Sept. 6 to break in the new home of the Golden State Warriors in the Mission Bay,” writes Aidin Vaziri in Monday’s (3/18) San Francisco Chronicle. “The classical musicians and classic rockers will be the first acts to perform—yes, together—at the Chase Center, the new arena that will serve as home to the NBA team in the fall, Warriors officials announced Monday, March 18 at a press conference hosted just outside of the venue 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…. The concert, which will be conducted by Thomas and Edwin Outwater, marks the 20th anniversary of Metallica’s first performance with the San Francisco Symphony at the Berkeley Community Theater in 1999, which yielded the Grammy-winning live album, ‘S&M.’ … Billed ‘S&M2,’ this will mark the only date commemorating the occasion…. They will also incorporate renditions of Metallica songs written and released since the original ‘S&M,’ with new orchestral charts by Bruce Coughlin.”

Posted March 19, 2019