Metallica Doing Club Show in Toronto to Support Daily Bread Food Bank
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Metallica will be coming to Toronto for a special charity concert on Nov. 29 at the 950-capacity Opera House to support The Daily Bread Food Bank.
Established in 1983, the Daily Bread Food Bank is a registered charity that combats hunger in and around Toronto. Daily Bread acts as a distributor for almost 200 food programs across Toronto and also runs various support programs. They also run training programs on things like safe food handling training, non-violent crisis intervention and working with difficult hehaviours; have the Take Action Project, which activates high school students to help fight hunger; and conduct the annual Who's Hungry research report to get insight on food bank users.
The bank prepares more than 3,000 meals each week to shelters, hostels and neighbourhood meal programs. Over the course of a year more than 10,000 people will volunteer to help at the food bank.
The Opera House is a dramatic underplay for a thrash metal band used to selling out stadiums and arenas worldwide. The show is part of a series of promotional events Metallica have been doing around their newly released album, Hardwired... to Self-Destruct. The band is also doing a show Dec. 17 at Oakland's Fox Theatre to support the Alameda County Community Food Bank. They also did a show last week at House Of Vans London to support the Railway Children charity.
"It (a charity) really has to be legit," band lead singer James Hetfield told Samaritanmag. "In my eyes, there’s a selfishness to charity; people don’t want to investigate; they just think, 'I’m going to give money away to something and, man, I feel so good.' That’s kind of a selfish thing. You don’t know where that money is going. It could be intercepted by rebels in the country; you know, all of that is cliché but it's true; that stuff does happen. So seeing it through is pretty difficult unless it's a reputable charity or you're giving directly to someone."
Tickets for the Toronto Opera House show go on sale to the general public on Wednesday, Nov. 23 at 11 a.m. via Ticketmaster. Those who've signed up to the band's Fifth Member newsletter group will have the opportunity to take part in a pre-sale to purchase tickets starting at 9 a.m. that day for the special price of $25. Non fan club members can purchaser tickets for $100 each. There is a two-ticket limit. Collection bins will be on-site the night of the show and all attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item as a donation.
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