Concert airs Dec 16th
Paramount+ has announced Metallica Presents: The Helping Hands Concert, a live concert benefiting the band’s All Within My Hands foundation, will stream on the service in the US and Canada on Friday, December 16th beginning at 5:30 pm PT. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel and taking place for the first time at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the third edition of the Helping Hands Concert & Auction will open with a special set from guest Greta Van Fleet followed by a unique performance from Metallica. The concert will be available to stream in the UK, Latin America, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Austria and France on Saturday, December 17th, Australia on Sunday, December 18th, and South Korea in 2023. The concert will also be simulcast on Pluto TV globally and on YouTube.
Established in 2017, Metallica’s All Within My Hands foundation works with partners around the world to combat food insecurity, provide funds in areas of natural disasters and support education with the ground-breaking Metallica Scholars Initiative, now in its fourth year.
One hundred percent of ticket sales and donation proceeds from the Helping Hands concert – and its accompanying auction of items and experiences that goes live December 5th – will go directly to those in need via All Within My Hands. The previous two Helping Hands Concerts in 2018 and 2020 helped to raise more than $3 million dollars collectively.
Metallica’s previous Helping Hands Concert & Auction was livestreamed November 14, 2020, raising more than $1.8 million — funds used to work with partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges, as well as various COVID and disaster relief efforts.
All Within My Hands was established in 2017 as a way for the Metallica family to give back to communities that have supported the band. All Within My Hands expenses are covered entirely by the band, the board, and friends who have worked with the band over many years, ensuring that one hundred percent of proceeds go directly to help those in need.
To date, All Within My Hands has donated over $5.8 million to critical local services and the fight against food insecurity, working with partners around the world to feed more than 10 million people. In addition, the foundation’s Metallica Scholars Initiative has pledged a total of $5.9 million in grants benefiting 33 community colleges across the USA.