Metallica’s “S&M²” Film To Return To Theaters

Metallica have announced that their “S&M²” live film will be returning to theaters on October 30. The footage for that film was captured during the band’s September 2019 shows with the San Francisco Symphony, which were held at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA. The film previously screened in theaters on October 9 and it made $5.5 million at the box office. A home release is being planned as well.

Metallica Share Live Clip Of “The Memory Remains” From “S&M²” Film

Metallica have shared a clip of “The Memory Remains” from their upcoming “S&M²” live film, which is set to be screened in theaters for one-night only on October 9. The footage for the film was captured during the band’s September 2019 shows with the San Francisco Symphony, which were held at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA.

Concert Review: Metallica Play Second “S&M²” Show With The San Francisco Symphony

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony took the stage for the second of two “S&M²” shows at the brand new Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on September 8 and it was an insane show.

The SF Symphony kicked off the night with a performance of Ennio Morricone’s “The Ecstasy Of Gold,” which fans instantly recognized as Metallica’s intro track. As the song came to a close Metallica stormed the middle of the stage to break into “The Call Of Ktulu” as the symphony surrounded them. The instrumental set the tone for the evening with a perfect balance of metal and classical music. From there, the band really got the energy flowing with a rousing performance of “For Whom The Bell Tolls.”

The rest of the first set had a bit of a mixture of songs from the original “S&M” shows and new additions that definitely made an impression in the symphonic format. Highlights from the first part of the show included “The Memory Remains,” which the audience helped make into an epic sing-along, “No Leaf Clover,” which should only be played with a live symphony, “The Day That Never Comes,” and “Moth Into Flame,” which both took on new lives with the additional instrumentation. The band closed the first set with a fiery version of “Halo On Fire.”

After a 25 minute intermission, the SF Symphony returned to perform some “primitive” music for the crowd, an amazing cover of Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev’s “Scythian Suite, Op.20, Second Movement.” At its conclusion, Metallica returned to join in on a cover of Alexander Mosolov’s “futuristic” piece “Iron Foundry.” After that, things just continued to grow even more incredible.

The rest of the second half leaned heavier on the hits, but there was still several more surprises to find along the way. Among them were a moving performance of “The Unforgiven III,” which saw James Hetfield sing with only the symphony backing him up, and a performance of “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth,” which saw the symphony’s principal bassist Scott Pingel paying tribute to Cliff Burton with masterful shredding on an upright bass. Other highlights from the second set included “One,” “Master Of Puppets,” and the band’s closer “Enter Sandman.”

All in all, the “S&M²” shows were once in a lifetime experiences that brought together fans from across the globe for two nights of spectacular music.

Watch Footage From Metallica’s First “S&M²” Show With The San Francisco Symphony

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony took the stage for the first of two “S&M²” shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA last night (September 6). You can find footage from the concert, along with the setlist below. The second “S&M²” show will be held at the same venue tomorrow (September 8). As previously reported, the concerts are also being filmed and they will be screened in select theaters on October 9.

Setlist:

Set 1:

01. “The Ecstasy of Gold” (Ennio Morricone cover) (symphony only)
02. “The Call of Ktulu”
03. “For Whom the Bell Tolls”
04. “The Day That Never Comes”
05. “The Memory Remains”
06. “Confusion”
07. “Moth Into Flame”
08. “The Outlaw Torn”
09. “No Leaf Clover”
10. “Halo on Fire”

Set 2:

11. “Scythian Suite, Op.20, Second Movement” (Sergei Sergeyevich Prokofiev cover (symphony only)
12. “Iron Foundry” (Alexander Mosolov cover)
13. “The Unforgiven III” (symphony with James Hetfield)
14. “All Within My Hands” (acoustic)
15. “(Anesthesia) Pulling Teeth” (bass part performed by San Francisco Symphony bassist)
16. “Wherever I May Roam”
17. “One”
18. “Master of Puppets”
19. “Nothing Else Matters”
20. “Enter Sandman” (with “The Frayed Ends Of Sanity” outro)

Metallica Share New Trailer For Their Upcoming Shows With The San Francisco Symphony

As previously reported, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be joining forces once again for two special shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on September 6 and September 8. The concerts will be filmed and screened in select theaters on October 9 and an official trailer can be found below. You can find more info on the screenings over at metallica.film.

Metallica & The San Francisco Symphony Plan To Screen Upcoming “S&M²” Shows In Theaters

As previously reported, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be joining forces once again for two special shows at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on September 6 and September 8. Now, the band have revealed that the concerts will be filmed and screened in select theaters on October 9.

Metallica commented:

“As many of you know, we were blown away by the response to S&M² when we announced the first – and then second – show this past spring. For those of you who can’t attend either of the gigs in the Bay Area, we still want to share this unique performance with you.

On October 9th, we are psyched to be bringing you S&M², a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the original S&M concerts, album, and film that also commemorates the grand opening of the state-of-the-art Chase Center, a historic addition to San Francisco’s waterfront. This one-night-only event will be shown in over 3,000 movie theaters around the world!

Recorded live on September 6th & 8th, S&M² will see us joining forces once again with the San Francisco Symphony, lead in part by legendary conductor Michael Tilson Thomas as he kicks off his final season. We’ll be performing several tracks from the original ’99 S&M release as well as symphonic versions of new songs released since then.

Movie theaters are still being confirmed and tickets will go on sale August 7th*, so visit metallica.film to sign up for alerts, including more ticket on-sale details, and stay up to date on all the latest information about this one-night-only film event!”

Metallica Announce Second “S&M” 20th Anniversary Show For Fan Club Members

Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony will be playing another “S&M” 20th anniversary show at the Chase Center in San Francisco, CA on September 8 for members of the band’s fan club. This news comes after their previously announced September 6 show sold out instantly, thanks in part to ticket scalping bots.

Metallica commented:

“Wow… that’s all we have to say! The response from the ‘Tallica fan universe to the announcement of our show with the San Francisco Symphony blew us away, in fact, it was completely and totally overwhelming – thank you! However, we also understand that for a great number of you, it brought frustration and disappointment as the supply of tickets fell way short of demand.

We’ve heard you and we’ve learned from our missteps with this particular ticket on sale. We’re working to make this right as we are excited to announce that a second show has been added at the Chase Center in San Francisco on Sunday, September 8th. First order of business: No public on sale this time! Tickets for the second S&M² show will be available exclusively to Fifth Members.

We’re thrilled to continue the celebration of this world-class arena’s opening, to share the spotlight with the Golden State Warriors, the SF Symphony, Michael Tilson Thomas, the Chase Center and what this event represents to the city and the people of San Francisco. The second show gives us a chance to celebrate in a unique and very special way with all of you, the die-hard Fifth Members.

We’re all huddled at Metallica HQ now working out a plan to give every one of you the most fair and equal chance at obtaining tickets (and to do everything possible to keep the bots from getting any). Under the full disclosure umbrella, due to contractual obligations with the Chase Center there will be a small number of tickets available to Golden State Warriors season ticket holders, but the rest of the house will be all of you and only you… just the Metallica Fan Club family.

This is going to take a little time to get as close to foolproof as we can get it, so please sit tight for a few more days and we’ll be back with more details.

Thank you for all your comments, suggestions and most of all your support and patience! Stay tuned, watch this space.”