Metallica Will Headline Huge Benefit Concert to Help San Francisco Area Residents Affected By Wildfires

By Aaron Brophy 10/30/17 |

Metallica's James Hetfield — image capture via Metallica TV YouTube channel
Metallica will headline a massive benefit concert to support those who've been impacted by the recent wildfires that devastated the North Bay area near San Francisco, California.

The Northern California Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert will take place at AT&T Park in San Francisco on Nov. 9 and will feature a stacked lineup including the aforementioned thrash metal icons, G-Eazy, Rancid, Dave Matthews, Dead & Company and Raphael Saadiq.

According to Metallica, 100 percent of the proceeds from the event will go towards Tipping Point. An organization dedicated to combating poverty and homelessness in the Bay Area, Tipping Point has been extending its services to help those impacted by the fires.

The North Bay wildfires which raced through the area October 8-9 killed at least 42 people, burned 8,400 structures, and covered more than 245,000 acres of land.

"For 34 years Metallica has flown the flag for the Bay area all over the world and Metallica has been proud to represent all things San Francisco and the Bay area," said Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich in a video promoting the event. "The recent events in Napa County, Sonoma County and Mendocino have left us all saddened, have left us all flabbergasted and trying to figure out how in some way we could bond together and help."

"Metallica is doing all we can to help the victims, the first responders and all of those who've been affected by the North Bay fires," added Metallica singer James Hetfield. "We're here to help as much as we can. And this is how we do it — through music."

A section of the concert seating will be reserved for first responders, volunteers and families who were caught in the firestorm.

Watch Metallica announce the Northern California Wildfire Relief Benefit Concert

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