Metallica is set to play a special acoustic concert this fall for its charitable organization, All Within My Hands Foundation.
The show, dubbed All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert and Auction, will take place on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco, California. Indie-rock act Cage the Elephant is set to open the show with their own acoustic set. Additionally, during the night, fans will be able to “bid on one of a kind auction items.”
AWMHF was formed last year to create “sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education and encouraging volunteerism,” a news release states. The 501(c)3 nonprofit donated more than $750,000 to local food banks around the world during its first six months, and Metallica donated $10,000 to food banks during each city on their North American WorldWired tour.
By paying for the foundation’s expenses on their own, Metallica allows 100 percent of the donations to go towards the organizations they’re supporting.
“As the WorldWired tour rolls on we have had the honor and pleasure of meeting dedicated people all over the world who focus their daily lives on helping others,” the band stated in a note on the nonprofit’s site . “It’s been extremely humbling and very inspiring. We’re excited to share our passion with you, introduce you to some of the people we’ve worked with, and of course raise funds to assist with their incredible ongoing efforts in communities across the country and around the world.”
A limited number of tickets for the show go on sale today, but the band is also holding a contest for fans to win a VIP experience and third row floor seats by donating to the foundation. For each $10 donated, fans will be entered into the contest. Two VIP tickets are also up for bid on ebay, with 100 percent of the sale going toward AWMHF.
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