50 Facts About Chase Center's September Acts

Sep 1, 2019/CHASE CENTER

September is Chase Center’s opening month and it is filled with numerous entertainment events. Metallica opens Chase Center alongside the San Francisco Symphony on September 6 and Eric Church closes the month out on September 28. In between those two acts, musical legends like Janet Jackson and Elton John, popular indie folk band Bon Iver, and the superstars of the WWE will entertain fans at Chase Center. To help prepare for a jam-packed opening month of entertainment, here is a list of 50 facts about the acts coming to Chase Center in September.

  1. Metallica was formed on October 28, 1981 when drummer Lars Ulrich and guitarist/singer James Hetfield got together via Ulrich’s LA Recycler newspaper ad.

  2. Metallica released their debut album Kill ‘Em All on July 25, 1983.

  3. Metallica has played over 2,000 shows since their first set in 1982.

  4. Metallica and The San Francisco Symphony previously collaborated on the original S&M album at The Berkeley Community Theatre in April 1999.

  5. Metallica’s concert film S&M2, the sequel to the band's 1999 album and concert film S&M, will be filmed during their September appearance at Chase Center.

  6. Dave Matthews Band formed in Charlottesville, Virginia, in 1991.

  7. The first official gig for the newly conceived Dave Matthews Band was on May 11, 1991, at a private party held on the rooftop of the pink warehouse on South Street in downtown Charlottesville.

  8. In 2004, The Dave Matthews Band performed a free benefit concert for Bay Area charities at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco.

  9. Dave Matthews Band performed in San Francisco’s Pier 70 in 2016 as part of a concert series leading up to Super Bowl 50.

  10. In early 1963, 17 year-old Eric Clapton joined his first band, The Roosters.

  11. Eric Clapton became the first and only artist to be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame three times: with his bands The Yardbirds (1992) and Cream (1993), as well as for his solo career (2000).

  12. In 1994, Queen Elizabeth II made Eric Clapton an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in her New Year’s Honors List for “contribution to British Life.”

  13. In 2005, Eric Clapton, Ginger Baker and Jack Bruce revisited the past when they re-formed Cream for four reunion concerts in May at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

  14. Eric Clapton commemorated his 70th birthday with a series of shows at Madison Square Garden and the Royal Albert Hall.

  15. Eric Clapton has won 17 Grammy Awards over the course of his career.

  16. Justin Vernon wrote and recorded Bon Iver’s debut album, For Emma, Forever Ago, in a remote cabin in Wisconsin.

  17. Bon Iver’s For Emma, Forever Ago spent 22 weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart.

  18. Bon Iver was a collaborator on Kanye West’s song Monster from his album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.

  19. Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon was one of the artists featured on Chance the Rapper’s latest album, The Big Day.

  20. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight, Elton John derived his stage name from two members of his previous ensemble, Bluesology.

  21. Elton John won a piano scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music at age 11.

  22. In 1973, Elton John reached the top of the Billboard singles chart for the first time with his song “Crocodile Rock.”

  23. In 1979, Elton John made a groundbreaking visit to the Soviet Union, becoming the first major rock star to perform in Russia.

  24. In January of 1994, Elton John was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.

  25. Elton John won the Academy Award for Best Music (Original Score) for "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" from Disney's "The Lion King" in 1995.

  26. Elton John holds the record for the biggest selling single of all time for 1997’s “Candle In The Wind.”

  27. In 1998, Elton John was knighted by Queen Elizabeth II for his music and charity work, subsequently he was referred to as Sir Elton John.

  28. Elton John collected his 20th Top 10 album on the Billboard 200 with his recent release Diamonds, which charted at No. 7.

  29. John Mayer was once in a two-man band with future Zac Brown Band member Clay Cook and they were called the Lo-Fi Masters.

  30. John Mayer has won seven Grammy Awards, earning his first career Grammy in 2002 for Best Male Pop Vocal Performance for "Your Body is a Wonderland."

  31. In 2004, John Mayer began writing a column for Esquire magazine titled “Music Lessons with John Mayer.”

  32. John Mayer revealed to the Rolling Stone in 2006 that the “songwriter in [him] was born” after he was hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat at age 17.

  33. John Mayer collaborated with Kanye West on the song “Bittersweet.”

  34. John Mayer and Eric Clapton have a long-standing friendship, they have even performed together many times.

  35. Mumford & Sons have released four studio albums since the band was formed in 2007.

  36. Mumford & Sons performed "Hungry Heart" alongside Bruce Springsteen at the Pinkpop festival in 2012.

  37. Mumford & Sons won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year in 2013 for Babel.

  38. In 2018, Mumford & Sons collaborated with Paul Epworth, Adele’s producer, on their fourth studio album Delta.

  39. Janet Jackson is the first female singer in the history of Rock and Roll to have five back-to-back No. 1 albums on the Billboard charts.

  40. Janet Jackson’s albums have debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart in each of the last four decades.

  41. In 2019, Janet Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

  42. Janet Jackson’s childhood dream was to be a lawyer.

  43. At age seven, Janet Jackson’s first live performance was at the MGM Casino, the same place that she now performs her Las Vegas residency, Metamorphosis.

  44. Janet Jackson is the youngest sibling of the Jackson family.

  45. Since its first episode in 1993, WWE's Monday Night Raw has broadcast live from over 200 different arenas in eleven different countries.

  46. The first WWE Smackdown! was televised in 1999, with the program celebrating its 20th season this year.

  47. Eric Church began writing songs at the age of 13.

  48. Eric Church graduated from Appalachian State University in North Carolina with a degree in Marketing.

  49. Eric Church secured his eighth Billboard No. 1 hit song with “Some of It.”

  50. In 2012, both Eric Church and Metallica performed at the Orion Music + More Festival in Atlantic City.