Metallica are putting on a massive benefit show to help fellow Northern Californians impacted by the recent deadly wildfires. The iconic metal act has announced the Band Together Bay Area show, a benefit taking place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Nov. 9 that will also feature the Dave Matthews Band, G-Eazy and other acts to be announced.
“Earlier this month Northern California, the community that we have called home for over 34 years, suffered devastating wildfires that have destroyed homes and displaced over 100,000 of our neighbors in Napa, Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and other counties in the North Bay,” they wrote on their site in an announcement of the gig. “We’re extremely saddened by the suffering that so many are feeling in the Bay Area, but are also inspired by the enormous outpouring of love and support from all around the country and want to jump in and help in the way we know how to – through music!”
The show aimed at helping families impacted by the fires and thanking first responders will donate all funds from ticket sales to Tipping Point Community, which has set up an Emergency Relief Fund for low-income and vulnerable communities impacted by the fires, including “vineyard workers, immigrants, displaced young people and students.” A pre-sale for Fifth Members fan club members will take place on Oct. 26 beginning at 10 a.m. PT through 10 p.m. PT; check your personal presale code on your Metallica.com profile for details. A public on-sale will begin on Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. PT through Ticketmaster. Fans who can’t attend can make a donation directly to Tipping Point here or the Metallica All Within My Hands Foundation.
The devastating fires that have hit California’s wine country have destroyed more than 8,400 structures and caused at least 42 deaths, with losses estimated to be north of $4.6 billion.