Metallica’s forthcoming performance at Band Together Bay Area will be streamed live on Metallica.com, the band’s YouTube channel and the group’s Facebook page. The show will also be available to Twitter’s logged-in and logged-out audience in the U.S. via @tippingpoint.
Scheduled to take place this coming Thursday, 9 November, Band Together Bay Area is a benefit concert at AT&T Park in San Francisco supporting recovery efforts for the recent firestorm that swept through Northern California. Also due to appear are G-Eazy and Dave Matthews Band.
Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50 and are available via Ticketmaster, which has pledged to donate all processing fees to the relief effort. Prime seats in the stadium will be reserved for first responders, volunteers and families who were caught in the firestorm.
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett came close to losing his house in Sonoma’s Mission Highlands. He told the San Francisco Chronicle: “On the Cal Fire map, the fire ends right on top of my house. The reality is that it ended at my front gate. It’s brutal. The mental and psychological toll is what I always think about.”
The Metallica members said in a collective statement that they were “proud” to take part in the event “to assist the families impacted by the fires and show our immense appreciation to the thousands of first responders who have been working tirelessly since the fires began.”
The band explained: “[In October 2017] Northern California, the community that we have called home for over thirty-four years, endured devastating wildfires. 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.”
One hundred percent of the show’s ticket price are to be donated to Tipping Point Community benefitting low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the crisis, including vineyard workers, immigrants, displaced young people, and students.
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