Chase Center is opening in a matter of months, and now we know what the inaugural event at the Warriors' new home arena will be.
At a press conference Monday, it was announced that Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will reunite and perform together as the inaugural event at Chase Center on Friday, Sept. 6, celebrating the 20th anniversary of their Grammy award-winning "Symphony and Metallica" (S&M) album.
The announcement was the first during the Warriors' "Reveal Week," throughout which the first group of top-tier shows to be performed at Chase Center this fall will be revealed.
"Bringing together Metallica and the 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."
Warriors coach Steve Kerr was clearly excited by the news, as evidenced by his pregame attire in San Antonio ahead of Golden State's game against the Spurs.
Steve Kerr wore a Metallica shirt to note the first band that will play the Chase Center. He walked up playing “Enter Sandman” on his phone. pic.twitter.com/5TGPTaGmJp— Kerith Burke (@KerithBurke) March 18, 2019
Over the weekend, Draymond Green indirectly quoted a Metallica song, saying, "nothing else matters."
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It's bound to be a popular ticket, but here's going out on a limb and assuming Kerr and Green will be able to get some.