Metallica's Virtual Concert Series Raised Over $100K For COVID Relief
By Andrew Magnotta @AndrewMagnotta
August 28, 2020
Beginning in late-March, #MetallicaMondays found the band streaming an archival concert each week to raise money for its philanthropic efforts and to provide some much-needed entertainment for stir-crazy fans mired in varying degrees of lockdown.
The series continued for almost five months in which the band presented footage concerts from the early-'90s through the 'WorldWired' tour, which began in 2016.
"The idea was to try to help out our friends worldwide in their own rock-n-roll way. But when it comes to helping, All Within My Hands is all about giving back to those who need it most," the band explained. "The Foundation is close t our hearts for many reasons, but what really continues to inspire all of us, is how YOU have kept it close to your hearts."
"Over the course of 23 weeks, you have totally blown us away," the band said in a statement. "At the core of All Within My Hands is the same value at the core of Metallica: we are stronger together. When the Metallica Family activates for a cause, you help us make a sustainable impact in a way that four people simply can't make on their own. We want to extend a heartfelt thank you and HELL YEAH for you involvement in our desire to make the world a better place."
Metallica donated more than $1.6 million over the course of last summer's European tour.
Earlier this month, the band announced it was committing over $1.5 million to U.S. community colleges.
The band's 'Drive-In Nights' concert event hits drive-in movie theaters tomorrow, Saturday, August 29.
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