Band Together Bay Area event will assist families affected by devastating fires in Northern California
Metallica, which formed in California over three decades ago, announced their participation in the concert with a moving video trailer. “For 34 years, Metallica has flown the flag for the Bay Area all over the world,” drummer Lars Ulrich says in the clip. Guitarist Kirk Hammett calls the event “a benefit for all the people who’ve suffered and experienced incredible devastation in the North Bay fires,” adding, “Experiencing the devastation and all the carnage, we owe a lot to those first responders.”
All ticket sale funds will benefit Bay Area organization Tipping Point Community, which established an Emergency Relief Fund for low-income, vulnerable communities impacted by the wildfire crisis, including vineyard workers, immigrants, students and displaced young people.