Metallica's Summer Charity Donations Total $1.6 Million
Metallica has donated more than 1.5 million euros, or approximately $1.65 million in U.S. dollars, to various local charities during the band's just-completed summer 2019 European leg of the "WorldWired" tour.
The donations were made over the course of 25 shows through the band's non-profit foundation All Within My Hands, which was established in 2017 as a means to invest in the people and places that have supported the band.
The band's final summer 2019 contribution came on August 25th when it delivered a 63,000-euro check to Freezone Mannheim, an organization offering youth welfare services in Mannheim to children, adolescents and young adults living entirely or partially on the streets.
The band tweeted out a photo of Metallica and three Freezone Mannheim representatives holding a check, along with a caption that read, "A HUGE thanks to all who attended a #WorldWired European show for helping us donate over €1.5million to local charities over the course of the 25-show tour. And special thanks to #MetInMannheim fans for wrapping it up with this contribution to Freezone."
Metallica will next perform this Friday and Sunday (September 6th and 8th) with the San Francisco Symphony in a sequel to the band and orchestra's S&M concerts of 20 years ago.