SAN FRANCISCO — Fans of Metallica’s Grammy-award-winning S&M album, a collaborative effort between the thrash metal icons and The San Francisco Symphony recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre in 1999 (conducted by the late Michael Kamen) have plenty of reason to rejoice; earlier today it was announced a 20th anniversary concert, “S&M2” would be the inaugural concert at the Chase Center, the brand-new stadium for the Golden State Warriors.
“We’ve seen quite a few arenas around the world and it’s been a shame that we didn’t have that where we are based. Thanks for building it for us!” Metallica singer-rhythm guitarist James Hetfield said during a press conference held behind the Chase Center, which will still be under construction for approximately another five months. The press conference also included San Francisco Mayor London Breed, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich, San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Warriors Owner and CEO Joe Lacob and Warriors President and COO Rick Welts.
“For the first time in a long time, we have a top-tier entertainment destination in the city and county of San Francisco,” Breed said. More Chase Center acts and performers, which are tentatively slated to include such acts as Beyonce, Modest Mouse and The Black Keys, will be announced over the rest of the week. All ticket sale information can be obtained at chasecenter.com.
Which songs from S&M would you like to hear performed at the S&M2 concert? No Leaf Clover? Hero of the Day? The Unforgiven? Orion? Let us know in the comments.