The most recent Metallica “Helping Hands” benefit concert and auction brought in $3 million (£2.4 million) for good causes.
On December 16, the Jimmy Kimmel-hosted program was held at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. St. Vincent, a special guest, joined Metallica on stage, while Greta Van Fleet also performed.
On the evening, representatives from six nonprofit organizations also spoke on stage. All Within My Hands, a charity founded by Metallica, received all of the concert’s revenues.
The third “Helping Hands” event raised over $3 million for the charity, it has now been disclosed.
All Within My Hands, according to the organization’s official website, “is dedicated to developing sustainable communities through supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other essential local services.”
“The money raised through the ‘Helping Hands Concert & Auction’ will have a lasting influence on All Within My Hands’ ability to grow our Metallica Scholars initiative, combat hunger, and aid in reaction to natural disasters,” stated Peter Delgrosso, executive director of All Within My Hands.
“The Los Angeles event was the biggest fundraising effort in our history, and we are incredibly grateful for everyone’s generosity. These outcomes would not have been possible in any other way.
All Within My Hands honored several mission-aligned organizations as part of the “Helping Hands Concert & Auction” and gave grants to each so they could each donate extra resources, including Baby2Baby, First Star, Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, mikeroweWorks Foundation, and The Skatepark Project.
The Metallica Blacklist, a 2021 tribute album by Metallica, has already garnered more than $1 million (£824,430) in donations.
All Within My Hands and the charities selected by the contributing artists, including the Weezer charity Dhamma Mahavana, the Happy Hippie Foundation (Phoebe Bridgers), and the Outlaw State Of Kind (Weezer), will get an equal portion of the proceeds from the cover record (Chris Stapleton).
Metallica’s management team and band members unveiled All Within My Hands in 2017. In advance of their performance in Manchester in 2019, the group gave £40,000 to a homeless charity through the non-profit.
The charity received a donation of $100,000 (£82,439) from Lars Ulrich and company the year before to support the California wildfire relief operations.
On April 14, Metallica will release “72 Seasons,” their 11th studio album. Alongside Bring Me The Horizon and Slipknot, they’ll make a return trip to the UK in June to perform two distinct headline sets at Download Festival 2023.