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Black tie meets black leather as Metallica teams with SF Symphony to break in new Golden State Warriors home / San Francisco Chronicle

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Black tie will meet black leather as the San Francisco Symphony joins Metallica on Sept. 6 to break in the new home of the Golden State Warriors in Mission Bay. The classical musicians and classic rockers will be the first acts to perform - yes, together - at Chase Center, the new arena that will serve as home to the NBA team in the fall, Warriors officials announced Monday, March 18, at a news conference hosted just outside of the venue attended by Metallica's Lars Ulrich and James Hetfield, San Francisco Symphony Music Director Michael Tilson Thomas, Warriors owner Joe Lacob, Warriors President and Chief Operating Officer Rick Welts, and San Francisco Mayor London Breed.

The pairing is not as odd as it sounds.

The concert, which will be conducted by Thomas and Edwin Outwater, marks the 20th anniversary of Metallica's first performance with the San Francisco Symphony at the Berkeley Community Theater in 1999, which yielded the live album "S&M." That concert was conducted by the late Michael Kamen.     PHOTO: Gabrielle Lurie, The Chronicle

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