Wednesday May 23rd marked Metallica’s very first Day of Service, a volunteering effort in conjunction with the band’s All Within My Hands charity foundation that spanned across the country. Many of Metallica’s metal-loving fans volunteered at their local food banks for the Day of Service, and the guys from Metallica gave a donation of $5,000 to the San Francisco-Marin Food Bank.
In a new video posted on Twitter, singer James Hetfield and guitarist Kirk Hammett thanked everyone who participated and gave their time or money to help make the first Day of Service a success.
“Thanks to you, over 1,800 ‘Tallica fans across the country have given their time to assist the hardworking folks who serve our communities each day,” Hammett said.
“A huge thank you to all the Metallica fans that participated in our very first Day of Service by volunteering at your community food bank,” Hetfield added.
Metallica plans to make the Day of Service an annual charity incentive. Year-round, the guys do other charity events. To keep up with all of Metallica’s volunteering opportunities, head to Metallica’s AllWithinMyHands.org website.
In other news, the next North American leg of Metallia’s worldwide tour, in support of their “Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” album, will kick off Sept. 2nd in Madison, Wisconsin and hits Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena Thursday, Jan. 24th, 2019. After the tour wraps, Metallica will start work on their next studio album.