Metallica recently wrapped up their weekly Metallica Monday retrospective concert series.
The series combined old shows with fundraisers tied to its All Within My Hands charity. The band managed to raise more than $ 118,000 over the series of 23 shows, making donations to charities such as Feeding America and Direct Relief.
“When Metallica started the weekly #MetallicaMondays concert streaming series,” says the band in a statement, “they set out to provide something to maybe help fans get through quarantine; a bit of entertainment, a weekly event to bond over with friends and family, a minor distraction to go with dinner on Mondays. 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. This Foundation is close to our hearts for many reasons, but what really continues to inspire all of us, is how YOU have kept it close to your hearts.
“Throughout these #MetallicaMondays, the band paired the concerts with fundraisers. It seemed like a way we could bond together to support so many hurting from the effects of the pandemic with the plan to make modest donations to Feeding America and Direct Relief. What we didn’t know then was that the need for a major response was ahead of us, or that AWMH would eventually contribute $645k to COVID relief efforts!”
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 your involvement in our desire to make the world a better place.”
“If you missed any of the shows or just would like to relive them, you can watch them on-demand on the Metallica YouTube channel.”
You can also get a Metallica Mondays t-shirt from the band’s web store.