Metallica had to postpone its second annual acoustic benefit show in San Francisco, calling themselves “too ambitious” ahead of the original date.
The All Within My Hands foundation benefit concert was set to be held at the Masonic Auditorium in San Francisco on March 28. However, the metal group now had to postpone the show to September 12 at the same venue.
“A few of you may recall that in September we were riding high on all the positive vibes that came out of the two S&M2 shows, we were excited to announce that we had set aside March 28th to celebrate AWMH with all of you again,” Metallica said in a statement. “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 inconvenience that this change may cause and thank you for all the support and love that you’ve given All Within My Hands. We’ve had some incredible accomplishments in the last two years, including the launch of the innovative Metallica Scholars program and are excited to share all the details – and a kick-ass show – with you later this year.”
In November 2018, the group played an acoustic set at the Masonic, which was made into a live album dubbed Helping Hands…Live & Acoustic at The Masonic. After the gig, they announced an initiative that would grant $1 million to 10 community colleges. They also performed in San Francisco last year following their WorldWired Tour for a special two-night gig at San Francisco’s Chase Center for “S&M2.”
This past fall, the group announced that they would be postponing upcoming dates on their WorldWired Tour in Australia and New Zealand after lead singer James Hetfield entered himself into a rehab facility for substance abuse. The band, which was named the top-selling touring band in the world last year for bringing in around $1.4 billion in sales, is still scheduled to headline a handful of festivals this summer including Epicenter, Welcome to Rockville, Sonic Temple, Louder Than Life, and Aftershock.