food bank, one of four organisations that are receiving financing by "All Within My Hands", the
charitable foundation of the glorious metal band.
The AWMH foundation is donating money for food and medical equipment with these grants, thus
showing even more generosity than jackpotjoy promotions, but Metallica is doing more than this. The band does not forget that their fans miss live venues, so they have taken care of the entertainment side too, with another, special type of donation: free live concerts, professionally shot, streamed every Monday evening from their YouTube channel and Facebook Live. #MetallicaMondays debuted on March, 23rd with “Live at Slane Castle - June 8, 2019”, originally filmed in Meath, Ireland.
The four metal boys took pity on their fans quarantined at home and deprived of all the live concerts that have been canceled in the next future. True, armies of musicians around the world are volunteering to offer free gigs streamed indoors, but a band like Metallica is a stage animal meant for the large arenas. So up they came with the idea to open their concert video archives to the public and announced it on their Facebook page on the first Monday of the series : "Need to take a break from Netflix before you binge-watch the entire library? Tune in at 8 PM EDT on Mondays and subscribe to our YouTube channel for alerts as streaming begins on #MetallicaMondays!"
The reaction of loving fans was enthousiastic, including those who had actually been at the concert in Ireland and were delighted of the opportunity to relive the emotion. Monday n. 2, on March 30th, offered another juicy morsel: “Live in Paris - September 8, 2017”, more than two hours from the AccorHotels Arena. If you feel like enjoying some classics like For Whom The Bell Tolls, Creeping Death, Sad But True, One and Enter Sandman, you can. Yes, because what is really really cool is that both concerts are still available on Metallica's YouTube channel, in case you missed the first two live Monday streamings. The third appointment, scheduled for April 5th, will take you to Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The professional footage of the show, "Fuel", was shot at the the Sports Arena on April 5th, 2018.
There is a direct link between the two forms of generosity by Metallica, because the band is making an open call to its fans to show their appreciation for the Monday shows by donating to "All Within My Hands", that in turns finances the four charities we mentioned above. "Generous donations to AWMH via the simultaneous fundraisers on each platform from fans enjoying the weekly series have already amounted to $15,000, and we’ll continue to raise funds during the weekly streams", the band has stated in an official press release.