S&M by Metallica is rightly heralded as THE defining live metal album of the last twenty years (sorry Maiden fans). The iconic 1999 album, created when Metallica teamed up with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra and conductor Michael Kamen (RIP) for two nights at San Francisco’s Filmore, is a staple collection on CD, DVD and streaming in the homes of metal fans around the world.
With the 20th anniversary approaching, and with a brand new venue opening in San Francisco, Metallica announced a couple of hours ago that they are marking the anniversary in true style. To open the Chase Center, San Francisco’s new arena, Metallica will once again team up with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra for S&M2, twenty years on from the original shows. The show will take place on September 6th 2019.
We’re honored to take part in the Grand Opening of the @ChaseCenter in San Fran as we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of S&M! Join us for S&M² alongside the @SFSymphony as we open the doors to SF's new arena.
— Metallica (@Metallica) March 18, 2019
Tickets for those in the Metallica fan club go on sale tomorrow (19th March) with the legacy fifth members getting an extra hour headstart at 9am Pacific Time before the rest of the fans who get access at 10am Pacific Time. General sale for the show is on Friday (22nd March).
So there you have it. We’re off to Google cost of flights to San Francisco in early September. Anyone know a good travel agent? Metallica are next in the UK in mid June for two stadium shows in Manchester and at Twickenham in South West London.