The first concert at the Chase Center on September 6 was just announced, and it's going to be a 20th anniversary reunion concert for SF's own Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony, who last played together in 1999.
It's the first event being announced as part of "Reveal Week," in which the 18,064-seat venue's management is trickling out announcements of the first slate of major concerts and events over the next five days. In total, eight events are being announced this week over the course of five days.
As KQED explains, the Symphony and Metallica got together for a one-off concert dubbed "S&M" in 1999, and the September 6 show is being called "S&M2," and will feature a special appearance by Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, who's retiring at the end of the 2019-2020 season.
Metallica fan club members get access to a 9 a.m. presale tomorrow, March 19, with Chase cardholders able to purchase tickets here at 12 p.m. The general public sale begins March 22 at 10 a.m. — at which point we should know more about the fall concert slate at the Chase Center.
The Warriors regular season will begin at the venue around mid-October, with the exact date of the opening game still to be announced. In total, including convention activities, basketball games, and concerts, the Chase Center is expected to host 200 events per year.
ABC 7 ran through the numbers on the arena's construction last week, and it should be noted that for those 18,064 seats, there are only 950 parking spaces and 300 bike valet spaces. Also, there's 100,000 square feet of new retail space set to open there.
As Eater told us back in 2017, basketball fans and concertgoers can look forward to Bakesale Betty fried chicken sandwiches, tacos from Tacolicious, chowder from Sam’s Chowder House, Burger Dogs from Hot Dog Bill (of Olympic Club fame), and barbecue from Big Nate's — the BBQ venture from NBA Hall of Famer Nate Thurmond that closed its SoMa location back in 2011.