Metallica will help victims of California wildfires with massive benefit show
Metallica are planning a a massive benefit show and will perform at AT&T Park in San Francisco on November 9th to support recovery efforts for the recent firestorm that swept through Northern California.
The devastating fires that have hit California have destroyed more than 8,400 structures and caused at least 42 deaths, with losses estimated to be north of $4.6 billion.
The band will donate all funds from ticket sales to Tipping Point Community, which has set up an Emergency Relief Fund for low-income and vulnerable communities impacted by the fires, including “vineyard workers, immigrants, displaced young people and students.”
The event will also feature the Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy and other acts to be announced. This is the statement released on Metallica’s official page:
“Earlier this month Northern California, the community that we have called home for over 34 years, suffered devastating wild fires […] We’re extremely saddened by the suffering that so many are feeling in the Bay Area, but are also inspired by the enormous outpouring of love and support from all around the country and want to jump in and help in the way we know how to – through music!”
“With that said, we are proud to be a part of Band Together, a benefit concert […] We hope you’ll join us on November 9th in assisting our friends and neighbors who have lost so much, but if you cannot attend the show and would still like to contribute, you may donate directly to Tipping Point. You may also donate to the Metallica All Within My Hands Foundation through the Foundation’s Facebook page.”
A pre-sale for Fifth Members fan club members will take place on Oct. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT; check your personal presale code on your Metallica.com profile for details. A public on-sale will begin on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. PT through Ticketmaster.
Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50 and will go on sale via Ticketmaster, which has pledged to donate all processing fees to the relief effort. For more information on the event, visit bandtogetherbayarea.org.