30 Fun Facts About Chase Center's November Acts

Nov 1, 2019/CHASE CENTER

November is an exciting month at Chase Center. In addition to Golden State Warriors games, a variety of entertaining events are on the horizon. Chase will host the University of San Francisco Womens’ and Mens’ Basketball teams for a double-header to tip off the month. Santana will make his Chase Center debut on November 12 and the Grammy Award-winning Chainsmokers close the month out on November 29. In between those two acts, The Black Keys will rock the Chase Center crowd as well as musical legend Cher and rising star Bad Bunny. To help prepare for a jam-packed month of entertainment, here is a list of 30 facts about the acts coming to Chase Center in November.

  1. The University of San Francisco double-header will be the first two collegiate basketball games played at Chase Center.

  2. Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame inductee and 11-time NBA Champion Bill Russell led the USF Dons to two consecutive NCAA titles in 1955 and 1956.

  3. Fellow Hall-of-Famer K.C. Jones was a teammate of Russell’s on the USF Dons’ 1956 Championship team.

  4. Before embarking on a 15-year career in the NBA, Bill Cartwright played for the USF Dons from 1975 to 1979.

  5. Former USF head women's basketball coach Jennifer Azzi was a key member of the United States gold medal-winning 1996 Olympic Team that concluded a perfect 60-0 season with an 8-0 record during the Olympic Games in Atlanta.

  6. Santana first emerged onto the global stage with an epic set at the Woodstock festival in 1969, the same year that the band’s self-titled debut LP Santana came out.

  7. Rob Thomas – who provided the vocals for the hit single “Smooth” – described the experience of spending time with Santana: “I don’t know any other way of saying it, but I always just felt a little bit better after being with Carlos.”

  8. In 2014, Carlos Santana released his memoir “The Universal Tone: Bringing My Story to Light” which offered personal stories filled with colorful detail and life-affirming lessons.

  9. Carlos Santana executive produced the 2017 documentary Dolores, a film about about the life and work of activist Dolores Huerta.

  10. In 2017, Carlos Santana and Cindy Blackman Santana joined forces with The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) to create the the special album Power of Peace.

  11. Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney grew up in the same neighborhood in Akron, Ohio, and started experimenting as teenagers with noise rock, punk and psychedelic jams on four-track recorders before officially forming the Black Keys in 2001.

  12. Let's Rock is The Black Keys’ first album in nearly five years.

  13. When it came time for The Black Keys to finally make a new album, Auerbach and Carney did not have any songs written in advance. They just met at Auerbach’s Nashville recording studio and starting creating new songs from scratch.

  14. The title and cover of Let’s Rock was inspired by the 2018 execution of Tennessee death row inmate Edmund Zagorski, who was the first person in Tennessee to die by electric chair since 2007. His last words before being executed were, “Let’s rock.”

  15. The Black Keys single “Tighten Up” appeared in a Subaru ad, a soccer video game, a Gossip Girl episode and at least two movies.

  16. Cher is the only artist to have notched a No. 1 single on a Billboard chart in each of the last six decades.

  17. In 2014, Cher collaborated with the Wu Tang Clan for their album Once Upon a Time in Shaolin, using her old alter ego Bonnie Jo Mason.

  18. “The Cher Show,” a broadway musical inspired by Cher’s life, won two Tony Awards.

  19. Cher dedicated her Abba cover album, Dancing Queen, to her mother, actress Georgia Holt.

  20. Cher announced that she is working on a book about her “life story” that is due out in the first part of 2020.

  21. After helping out with household chores as a child in Puerto Rico, Bad Bunny told NPR that he would lock himself in his bedroom and listen to Island rappers Daddy Yankee, Tego Calderón and the godfather of Puerto Rican hip-hop, Vico C.

  22. Before his musical career took off, Bad Bunny was a communications student at the University of Puerto Rico at Arecibo and held a job as a bagger at the ECONO grocery store.

  23. In an interview with Billboard, Bad Bunny explained how his music was discovered. “I created all the production, the lyrics, the music and published it on SoundCloud,” he said.

  24. Bad Bunny sold out Madison Square Garden during his New York City stop of the X 100Pre Tour.

  25. Bad Bunny is a huge professional wrestling fan and even hired WWE legend Ric Flair to give him a rousing intro to the music video for his song "Chambea.”

  26. Before forming The Chainsmokers, Andrew Taggart attended Syracuse University's prestigious Bandier Program for Music & Entertainment Industries while Alex Pall attended New York University and majored in art history and music business.

  27. The Chainsmokers’ first two singles, “Erase” and “Rookie,” featured collaborations with Priyanka Chopra.

  28. In an interview with Rave Rafting, Taggart cited fellow electronic music producer Deadmau5 as one his significant inspirations.

  29. In 2017, Taggart made Forbes "30 Under 30” list, alongside Halsey, who was featured in The Chainsmokers’ hit single "Closer.”

  30. The Chainsmokers are set to produce a movie based on their popular song "Paris.”