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 today announced their first day of service on Wednesday, May 23, 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.
In cooperation with Feeding America, METALLICA made contributions to its local partners in each city the band performed in during the 2017 stadium tour. With the aim of continuing to support the fight against hunger, METALLICA is encouraging fans to give a few hours of their time on May 23 to make a difference. Check the list at this location to find participating food banks and more information about how to sign up to pitch in that day. Each registered volunteer on May 23 will receive a special All Within My Hands t-shirt commemorating METALLICA's first united day of service. Please note that space is limited and fans must register. Unfortunately, walk-ins will not be accepted.
For those who do not live near one of the food banks listed on the site or are unavailable on this day, the band encourage visiting FeedingAmerica.org to find a local food bank in their community.
METALLICA recently announced the details of the 2018-2019 North American leg of of its "WorldWired" tour in support of the band's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct".
The 34-date trek kicks off September 2 in Madison, Wisconsin and runs through March 13 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.