Riff Magazine: REVIEW: Metallica and San Francisco Symphony hit the lights on Chase Center
No matter the sum of money, cutting-edge construction or fancy amenities packed into a new venue, its soul is built through the collective shared moments that happen inside. The buzz for the opening of Chase Center had been tremendous, but could the high-profile venue deliver on its promises? Friday’s opening night concert with Metallica’s reprisal of its Symphony & Metallica concert provided fans a first glimpse at the Chase Center experience. If a signature moment was what Chase Center needed to get off the ground, Metallica and the San Francisco Symphony provided it in spades. The nearly three-hour concert was exquisitely performed, intricately constructed and included unexpected risks that pushed the band and symphony into uncharted waters.