In 2017 Metallica created All Within My Hands Foundation which is dedicated to creating sustainable communities by supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger and other critical local services. Whilst on their WorldWired European tour, Metallica have raised more than €1.5 million for local charities.
This is an amazing initiative by Metallica and is a way of giving back to fans and communities in need. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo thanked fans for "all who attended a WorldWired European show for helping us donate over €1.5 million to local charities over the course of the tour.”
Metallica also highlighted a donation of €63,000 to Freezone Mannheim – a charity which supports and provides aid for homeless youths in the city.
A tweet from the Foundation read: “Closing out the 2019 European WorldWired tour, every fan attending #MetInMannheim has helped Metallica make tonight’s donation to Freezone, helping them support the homeless youth in their community. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH.”
In November last year, Metallica donated $100,000 to the relief efforts in California after deadly fires ravaged the state, and followed that in December by splitting $1m between 10 colleges to support skills and services in US communities.
Metallica also called on fans to help out at their local food banks on the band’s annual day of service back in May. More than 3000 people answered the call in an initiative put together in collaboration with Feeding America.