Many Metallica fans found themselves left in the dark when it came to snatching up tickets to see the legendary metal band‘s anticipated S&M2 concert with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on Friday, September 6 at the new Chase Center in San Francisco.
The gig, a sequel of sorts to the epic concert the band staged in 1999 that spawned the live album S&M, is one of the launch events tied to the unveiling and public opening of Chase Center, the new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.
Tickets to see the show were sold out almost immediately, perhaps due to online trickery by “bots” and secondhand ticket services as well as the band’s hardcore fans, and as a result the show will screen in 3,000 movie theaters across the world on October 9.
Loudwire reports it’s unclear at the moment which cities and theaters will offer the screening, but interested Metallica fans can sign up for further details at this link, and tickets for the showings are expected to go on sale beginning August 7.
This was from the band’s original press release detailing the special show:
Legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas completes the first week of his final season as San Francisco Symphony Music Director with a special appearance, conducting a portion of the show.
Bringing together Metallica and San Francisco Symphony 20 years later for our first event at Chase Center is going to be an incredible and unique performance for the Bay Area,” said Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts. “This announcement is one of many of the must-see acts we’ll have as we continue to add a variety and diversity of shows to Chase Center’s calendar.”
“This is beyond exciting on so many fronts,” said Metallica’s Lars Ulrich. “The fact that San Francisco is finally getting a much needed world-class arena, the fact that Metallica get to be part of the opening celebration, the fact that we get to revisit S&M 20 years later, and the fact that we get to share the stage not only with the San Francisco Symphony once again, but with the legend himself, MTT, as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome… bring it on ASAP!!!”
“The San Francisco Symphony is delighted to be a part of the Chase Center’s opening week, and to perform once again with Metallica to recreate the magic of the historic S&M concerts,” said San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas. “I’m happy to join with my friends in Metallica to make this an extraordinary only-in-San Francisco music event.”