Thrash rockers Metallica recently wrapped the summer European leg of their ongoing WorldWired Tour with a performance at Maimarkt Mannheim in Mannheim, Germany back on August 25th. As the band has done throughout their lengthy tour in promotion of 2016’s Hardwired…To Self Destruct, a portion of every ticket sold has been donated to charitable causes through Metallica’s own All Within My Hands Foundation.
According to reports, the band’s latest donation following their Mannheim performance last week put their charitable giving throughout the summer tour at an impressive $1.6 million.
The final donation of the summer tour saw the band graciously give €63,000 ($69,076) to Freezone Mannheim, a homeless youth aid group based out of Germany. Other European organizations which benefitted from the band’s philanthropic arm throughout the 25-date summer trek included HORIZONT, the Warsaw Hospice for Children Foundation, Lunches 4 Kids, and The Give Life Association, with the latter going to build the first Pediatric Oncology and Radiotherapy Hospital in Romania.
“A portion of every ticket sold was donated to a local charity, which means you helped us donate over €1.5 million over the course of 25 shows,” the band said in a post shared to their Instagram thanking those who joined them throughout the summer run. “It is super important to us to be able to give back to the communities that welcome us with open arms. And to be able to do it together with you – the fans – makes it even more special. Thank you!”
Next up for Metallica is a two-night run at San Francisco’s Chase Center, where the band will open the new venue with two shows alongside the San Francisco Symphony in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band’s 1999 S&M concerts on September 6th and 8th. Pro-shot footage from the two shows will broadcast in 3,000 theaters around the world on Wednesday, October 9th.
Head to the band’s website for tickets and tour info.
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 pic.twitter.com/EOwCH4XHUN
— All Within My Hands Foundation (@AWMHFoundation) August 25, 2019