Metallica Raised $1.3 Million for Charity at Their Acoustic Show
Metallica performed a special one-off unplugged show in their native Bay Area this past weekend (watch footage here), the proceeds of which went towards the band’s own charity organization, All Within My Hands, and the various funds it supports. With ticket prices ranging between $250 and $1,250, the night was guaranteed to produce a big haul despite the small size of the Masonic relative to the venues Metallica usually play.
And produce a massive haul it did: a press release tells us that the band grossed a whopping $1.3 million for the single-night affair! The band has announced that money will be donated to food banks in cities they’ve played on their current world tour as well as “carefully selected” community colleges throughout the country. The organizations Feeding America and The American Association of Community Colleges will be spear-heading those efforts (respectively) on behalf of Metallica and All Within My Hands.
There are still some Metallica items and experiences up for auction that will be donated to the cause, and you can bid up until 5:00pm PST tonight, November 9th. Items up for bid include everything from instruments played and signed by the band to personal experiences such as dinner and champagne with Lars Ulrich, a surf session with Kirk Hammett and a shout-out from the stage by Papa Het.