This fall, Metallica is going acoustic for a good cause. The band has announced a special acoustic concert to raise money for their charitable organization, All Within My Hands Foundation. The concert, dubbed the All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction, takes place at the Masonic in San Francisco November 3. Opening the evening will be Cage the Elephant performing their own acoustic set.
Tickets go on sale this Friday, September 21 at 10 am local time via Ticketmaster. Fans also have a chance to win third-row floor seats with a fundraiser. Click here to find out more.
Metallica formed the All Within My Hands Foundation last year as a way to create “sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism.” The non-profit managed to donate more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world in its first six months. The band also donates $10,000 to local food banks in every city they have played on their North American WorldWired tour. They also pay for the foundation’s expenses by themselves meaning 100 percent of all donations go to the organizations it’s supporting.
They even encourage their fans to get involved. The band held its first ever “Day of Service” where they offered fans to help out at food banks and give back to communities. Drummer Lars Ulrich wrote about his experience for Rolling Stone saying:
“As someone who has been a loner for most of my life, being in the Metallica family has always given me a sense of belonging and made me feel like I was not alone,” he wrote. “And as we all know, hard rock can sometimes, in different parts of the world, be looked down upon as a second-class member of the global music community. So we are additionally pleased that we can show everyone that hard-rock and metal fans can be as compassionate and as selfless as any other people in the worldwide charitable family and the bad stigma that sometimes is hung upon them/us as somehow lesser citizens can be readdressed.”
For more information on All Within My Hands and to find out how to contribute, visit their website.