Metallica have announced a reunion with the San Francisco Symphony to mark the 20th anniversary of their 1999 live album S&M.

The show will take place on September 6th, and will be the first concert in San Francisco’s new Chase Center venue.

Metallica said in a statement: “We’re honored to take part in the grand opening of the Chase Center in San Francisco as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of S&M. Join us at what is sure to become a cultural landmark in the Bay Area for S&M2.”

The performance will be conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas at the beginning of his final season with the orchestra.

S&M was recorded at the Berkeley Community Theatre in April 1999 and released that November. It was conducted by Michael Kamen and produced by Bob Rock with the band. It’s the last Metallica album to feature bassist Jason Newsted before his departure. The live LP reached No. 2 on the U.S. chart.

A pre-sale is currently active until midnight on March 21, with general tickets on sale at 10AM PT on March 22.

Metallica to reunite with San Francisco Symphony


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