Metallica has issued a message to fans regarding their 2020 All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert charity event and auction. Originally their concert was rescheduled for March 28th, but now will take place on September 12, 2020, still at the Masonic in San Francisco. You can read the message below. Aside from the second All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert, the only gigs Metallica has officially booked so far in 2020 are the five Danny Wimmer Presents festivals, of which the band will headline two nights at each, performing different setlists. Following the two S & M2 shows last September, the band canceled their shows in Australia and New Zealand as James Hetfield entered rehab.
After year one the Metallica Scholars Initiative with exceptional results including job placement rates exceeding 90%, the legendary Thrash and Heavy Metal has confirmed a second year of its support of community colleges and their career and technical education programs — featuring the expansion of the program from 10 to 15 schools, as well as the addition of matching grants from new partners. The Metallica Scholars Initiative was created in 2019 through a partnership between Metallica ‘s All Within My Hands foundation (AWMH) and the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC), a Washington, D.C. based organization representing the country’s more than 1,000 community colleges. 10 colleges from communities that had supported Metallica during its recent U.S. tours were selected via a competitive application process, each receiving $100,000 toward programs designed to support students training to enter the American workforce. Watch the year two kick off video below, as well as the recap clip from 2019. Continue reading
As they have done for the last two years since founding the All Within My Hands charity (AWMH), Metallica has donated money to needy organizations the world over during their World Wired Tour. According to a published report, Metallica has donated a quarter-of-amillions Eueros (279,000 USD) to a pediatric hospital in Romania this week.
According to Reuters, Metallica has donated 250,000 euros (approximately $279,000) to a Romanian association building the country’s first pediatric oncology hospital.The band made the donation to Daruieste Viata (Give Life) ahead of the its sold-out concert on Wednesday (August 14) at Arena Națională in Bucharest.
In every city they perform in, Metallica collects and donates money to local services. It also provides a mechanism for Metallica’s fans to become engaged in philanthropy and volunteerism. The foundation is focused on supporting sustainable communities through workforce education (in addition to combatting hunger through an alliance with Feeding America), and is fully supported by the band, the AWMH board, and by fans. All expenses of the foundation are covered by the band, the board, and a few special friends so that 100% of donations go to the organizations it supports. AWMH is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. Continue reading
Giving Tuesday is the annual day following the consumer obsession of Black Friday that focuses on charity and supporting non-profits. It has been a year of giving back for Metallica with the formation of their All Within My Hands charity with concerts, donating proceed from shows at every show to a local charity, a day of services and all kinds of special auctions of merch. Now for Giving Tuesday Metallica is releasing their recent Helping Hands Benefit Concert, on limited-edition, 140g colored vinyl mixed by Greg Fidelman (Slayer). The Met Store is also releasing a limited-edition etched glass featuring the iconic Pushead artwork for “One,” as a glass etching available on Tuesday at 1 PM PST. Proceeds from the sale of both items will be donated directly to AWMH and will be used to support communities in need, primarily in the areas of workforce education and the fight against hunger. Please consider contributing to AWMH’s #GivingTuesday Facebook fundraiser at the links below.
Metallica headlined their charity auction and benefit concert for their All Within My Hands Foundation this past Saturday night. The band performed unplugged, pulling out rarities, re-imagined versions of classics, and covers. You can watch some fan-filmed videos below, and see the full setlist as well. Limited items from the auction are on sale all this week at https://www.allwithinmyhands.org. Continue reading
Metallica, which launched their charitable foundation All Within My Hands this year, held their first “Day of Service” on Mat 23rd and it was rousing success. The band themselves got hands on as drummer Lars Ulrich presented the SF-Marin Food Bank with a check for $5,000 on Wednesday. In addition, the drummer sorted fruit to be distributed by the food bank. Continue reading