Metallica’s Lars Ulrich presented the SF-Marin Food Bank in California with a cheque for $5,000 on Wednesday, 23 May. In addition, the drummer sorted fruit to be distributed by the food bank.
“Our primary thing for the last year has been, all over where Metallica goes to, to support local food banks. We write checks in every city. We just played a 39-day European tour where we wrote checks to the local food banks,” Lars Ulrich told KGO-TV.
Last year, Metallica launched All Within My Hands, the band’s foundation that aims to assist and enrich the lives of members of the communities who have supported them for so many years, as well as encourage participation from fans and friends and facilitate volunteerism among the Metallica family. With that in mind, Metallica’s first day of service was held on Wednesday, 23 May with the band inviting fans across the United States to volunteer for a day at the community food banks the band supported during last summer’s North American tour.
Metallica made a statement on Facebook: “A huge thank you to all of the Metallica fans who participated in our very first All Within My Hands Foundation Day of Service at food banks across the nation. We encourage all of the Metallica family to volunteer your time whenever you can as the good people who run these food banks always need assistance.”
In co-operation with Feeding America, the iconic metal outfit made contributions to its local partners in each city the band performed in during the 2017 stadium tour.
Metallica recently announced the details of the 2018-2019 North American leg of of their WorldWired tour in support of the band’s latest album, Hardwired… To Self-Destruct. The 34-date trek kicks off on 2 September in Madison, Wisconsin and runs through to 13 March 2019 in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Each ticket purchase will be accompanied by a physical or digital copy of Hardwired… To Self-Destruct.
Metallica’s WorldWired trek was the fifth-highest grossing tour of 2017, with 1.5 million tickets sold and $153 million earned. The band was also the top-selling rock act of the year and had the third best-selling rock album with Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.
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