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Let’s Take Over San Francisco!

Nov 17, 2021

We’re just one short month away from celebrating 40 years together, and we can’t wait to welcome fans from around the world to our hometown! When we first told you about the two shows at Chase Center on December 17 and 19, we also promised a full weekend of ’Tallica family vibes with curated live music, Blackened Whiskey tastings, and other events starting the night before the first show. Well… we’re back with all the details!

The festivities get started early with our friends White Reaper, who graciously appeared on the recent Metallica Blacklist album, playing at August Hall on Thursday, December 16. Other Blacklist artists Goodnight, Texas and Kamasi Washington will also be hitting the stage around town during the weekend at various venues, or you can check out the OTTTO, Taipei Houston, and Bastardane show… a few of the musicians on stage may look somewhat familiar!

Of course, the Blackened Whiskey team will be everywhere with welcome and pre-show parties, specialty cocktails, and drink specials. There’s a film-fest rolling some of our concert movies on the big screen and an opportunity to see some of the finest Metallica tribute bands. Photographer extraordinaire Ross Halfin will be busy all weekend signing books, doing a Q&A with our own Steffan Chirazi, and hosting a gallery show.

Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 19 at 10 AM PST, and ticket links for each event are posted below. Already set to attend the two Metallica shows and want to make sure you get in the door at every other official, ticketed, Metallica event in San Francisco that weekend? A very limited number of “Takeover the 40th” upgrades will also be available on Friday.

Upgrade includes entry for one person to each of the events below that require a ticket (must be 21+ years of age to attend) along with:

  • Private Blackened Tasting Event with Master Distiller Rob Dietrich @ The Wingtip Club on Thursday, December 16
  • One limited edition souvenir laminate
  • One 40th Anniversary weekend show poster set
  • One limited edition merch bundle
  • One signed setlist from each of the 40th Anniversary shows
  • More details below in the fine print

Full schedule below and additional city-wide activities will be announced soon. Please note that San Francisco proof of vaccination and mask requirements apply to all events. For more information, visit SF.gov.

Thursday, December 16

White Reaper, Taipei Houston
August Hall
420 Mason Street
Showtime: 8:30 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $25.00

Friday, December 17

Blackened American Whiskey Presents The Official Metallica 40th Anniversary Kick-Off Party
Executive Order Bar & Lounge
868 Mission Street
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

The Wedding Band, Goodnight, Texas, and Bastardane
The Fillmore
1805 Geary Blvd
Doors: 9:30 PM
Show: 10:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $39.50

Saturday, December 18

Ross Halfin, Metallica: The Black Album in Black & White

  • Gallery Show
    198 Utah Street
    Prints available for online purchase
    Open to the public: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Book Signing
    Elk’s Lodge in Union Square
    450 Post Street
    Free event (book must be purchased on-site)
    Limited to 200 people
    Doors: 12:00 PM
    Signing: 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM
  • Q&A with Steffan Chirazi
    Elk’s Lodge in Union Square
    450 Post Street
    Doors: 4:00 PM
    Start time: 5:00 PM
    Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
    Ticket Price: $10.00

Film Fest
The AMC Kabuki 8
1881 Post Street

  • Cliff ’Em All
  • Cunning Stunts
  • Orgullo, Pasión y Gloria: Tres Noches En La Ciudad de México
Check in: 11:00 AM
Festival starts: 12:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $10.00

OTTTO, Taipei Houston, and Bastardane
The Chapel
777 Valencia Street
Doors: 7:30 PM
Show: 8:30 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $22.00 advance, $25.00 day of show

Dunlop Presents: …And Tributes for All! ...A Celebration of Metallica with Damage Inc., Motorbreath, and Sandman
Bimbo’s 365
1025 Columbus Ave
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 8:00 PM
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $29.50

Kamasi Washington
August Hall
420 Mason Street
Doors: 7:00 PM
Show: 9:00pm
Tickets: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Ticket Price: $55.00

Blackened American Whiskey Presents The Official Metallica Mashup Party
The Great Northern
119 Utah Street
10:00 PM

Sunday, December 19

Blackened American Whiskey presents The Official Metallica Pre-Show Party
Executive Order Bar & Lounge
868 Mission Street
5:00 to 7:00 PM

Takeover the 40th Upgrade Package

Upgrade: On Sale Nov 19 at 10 AM PST
Upgrade price: $1,799.00

Fine Print:
-The Takeover the 40th Upgrade does NOT include a ticket to the Metallica concerts at the Chase Center on 12/17 and 12/19.
-Some Takeover the 40th events will overlap with each other. You are responsible for your transportation and deciding which events to attend.
-List of eligible events subject to change without notice. No refunds will be issued if the programming or scheduling changes.
-Tickets and merchandise must be picked up in San Francisco at the Marriott Marquis on Thursday 12/16/21.
-All purchases are final, non-refundable, and non-transferable.
-Takeover the 40th Upgrade limit of two per person.
-There will be separate, additional events during the 40th Anniversary weekend that are open to the public and not part of this package.