Live music in 2020 has been practically non-existent, at least in the traditional sense – but as the year stretches on, more and more artists are working to bring something new to their fans.
Metallica is the latest band to announce a virtual concert. They’ve revealed plans for a live stream on November 14th, raising money for their All Within My Hands Foundation, which, according to its website, is an organization “dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.”
It’s official! #HelpingHands2020 is happening on November 14 at 2pm PST, but this time it's a worldwide, pay-per-view, streaming event! Join @Metallica for a LIVE & acoustic set straight from HQ! Learn more & get your ticket at https://t.co/b3WjiGOqHH. #AWMH #MetallicaGivesBack pic.twitter.com/DW2K6ULhYB
— All Within My Hands Foundation (@AWMHFoundation) October 13, 2020
The show will be on November 14, at 5pm, but for those who buy tickets through the band’s website, it will be available to watch as often as you like for 48 hours after the show starts. Tickets are pretty cheap, too- they start at $15, with carious bundle options, including t-shirts or digital downloads, as well.
This is Metallica’s second benefit performance for All Within My Hands. It was originally scheduled to take place on March 28 in San Francisco, but was pushed back to Sept. 12 before the pandemic caused it to be postponed again. The first show, which took place in November 2018, raised $1.3 million and resulted in the album Helping Hands… Live and Acoustic at the Masonic.
#TBT to the first Helping Hands benefit back in 2018 in San Francisco. Good news… no travel required this year! Get your ticket for #HelpingHands2020, streaming live around the world on November 14th: https://t.co/VRyrHTyslO pic.twitter.com/PG0qzdV6Eq
— Metallica (@Metallica) October 15, 2020
More details about the auction are expected to be announced as the date for the event draws closer.
Meanwhile, 2020 continues to take a surprising turn, with news this week that Miley Cyrus will be releasing a Metallica cover album. She’s covered Metallica before, at the Glastonbury Festival:
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