Greta Van Fleet will be providing support and Jimmy Kimmel will host the benefit concert, according to metal veterans. All proceeds will be directed to the band’s charity ‘All Within My Hands’.
Metallica said in a statement: “We’re looking forward to celebrating the achievements of ‘All Within My Hands’ in our final show of the year, the Helping Hands Concert & Auction at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Friday, 16th December. This will be the third time we hit the stage to benefit the Foundation, but the very first time that it will be streamed live with a full audience in the house.”
“In another first, we’re also honoured to announce that Jimmy Kimmel will be joining us to host the show! Make sure to tune in early as it all kicks off at 5:30 PM PST streaming live on Paramount+ and simulcast on Pluto and MTV’s YouTube channel. Don’t miss the special guests and presentations, Greta Van Fleet’s set, and a few surprises before we hit the stage.”
“We’ll also have some amazing items and experiences that will be auctioned off to benefit the Foundation, with 100 percent of ticket and auction proceeds going directly to those in need.”
Earlier this year, the charity also donated $500,000 (£382,000) to assist Ukrainian refugees.
Interest has been expressed by Megadeth‘s Dave Mustaine to revive the concert series played by the band a few years ago, alongside the ‘big four’ thrash metal acts – Metallica, Slayer and Anthrax.