Metallica postpone All Within My Hands charity concert

“We may have been a little too ambitious with that date”.

James Hetfield

James Hetfield of Metallica performs at Granåsen on July 13, 2019 in Trondheim, Norway. Image: Per Ole Hagen/ Redferns

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Metallica have rescheduled their second annual All Within My Hands charity concert.

The concert, which would have been the thrash metal outfit’s first show of 2020, was originally slated for 28 March at the Masonic in San Francisco. It has since been pushed back to 12 September because the band needs more time to prepare for the show, according to a statement on their website.

“We were excited to announce that we had set aside March 28th to celebrate AWMH with all of you again,” they said. “However, we may have been a little too ambitious with that date in terms of getting our shit together and giving you an experience that matches or surpasses the first event held in November of 2018.

“We apologize for the inconvenience that this change may cause and thank you for all the support and love that you’ve given All Within My Hands.”

All Within My Hands Foundation is Metallica’s non-profit organisation dedicated to giving back to the society through various initiatives, including the Metallica Scholars Program, a workforce education initiative that provides direct support to community colleges to enhance their career and technical education programs.

Back in September, Metallica cancelled their 2020 tour of Australia and New Zealand late last year as vocalist/guitarist James Hetfield had to re-enter a treatment program for drug addiction.

“We are devastated that we have inconvenienced so many of you, especially our most loyal fans who often travel great distances to experience our shows”, the band said in a statement at the time. “We appreciate your understanding and support for James and, as always, thank you for being a part of our Metallica family.”

For more information about the All Within My Hands organisation and its initiatives, check out allwithinmyhands.org. More information about Metallica tour dates/tickets at metallica.com.

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