Metallica to perform unplugged for charity livestream

The show raises money for Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation.

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Metallica are set to deliver a rare unplugged concert, livestreamed from the band’s headquarters in support of their charitable All Within My Hands foundation.

The Helping Hands Concert And Auction will be held 5pm ET on 14 November 2020. Tickets start at $15 and bundles with exclusive merch and perks are available as well. The concert will be available to stream for 48 hours from its start point. See all ticketing options here.

100 per cent of the raised funds will go towards the All Within My Hands foundation, which supports several organisations. Earlier this year, the band made two separate donations – totalling $645,000 – to Feeding America, Direct Relief, Live Nation’s Crew Nation, the Bartender Emergency Assistance Program, and MusiCare’s COVID-19 relief fund.

Last month, the band also donated $250,000 to support wildfire relief efforts across California and the US West Coast.

The upcoming livestreamed event will be the second Helping Hands concert held by Metallica. Initially, the band had intended to host the event at the Masonic Temple in San Francisco (where the first event was held back in 2018). However, COVID-19 lockdowns quashed those plans. Instead, the band will be livestreaming the gig from their headquarters in the Bay Area.

Take a listen to the band’s acoustic take on The Four Horsemen from the 2018 show below:

Meanwhile, more details on the auction are to be revealed closer to the date of the show.

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