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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - AUGUST 07: (L-R) Recording artists James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo of the rock band Metallica stand on the field before the game between the San Francisco Giants and the Chicago Cubs at AT&T Park on August 7, 2017 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be joining forces again for a performance in honor of the 20th anniversary of the 1999 S&M (“Symphony & Metallica”) concerts.

Taking place Friday, September 6, S&M2 will take place at the new Chase Center in San Francisco and act as the venue’s grand opening.  The Chase Center will be the new home of the NBA’s Golden State Warriors.

“This is beyond exciting on so many fronts,” said Lars Ulrich, who was on hand for the show’s press conference announcement today along with James Hetfield. “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 [conductor Michael Tilson Thomas], as he kicks off his final year as music director here in San Francisco. This is mind-blowingly awesome… bring it on ASAP!!!”

Video of the press conference can be viewed below.

Tickets will be made available to the general public on Friday, March 22 at 10 AM. Fans will be able to purchase tickets by visiting The first pre-sale begins on Tuesday, March 19 at 9 AM exclusively for Metallica Fan Club members. Chase cardholders will have a pre-sale that begins Tuesday, March 19 at 12 PM. Chase Center Membership members on will have a pre-sale that begins Wednesday, March 20 at 12 PM. The pre-sale for the Warriors Season Ticket Priority Wait List members begins on Thursday, March 21 at 9 AM.

Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.

Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock news blogger who's well versed in etiquette and extraordinarily nice.