In April this year, Metallica announced their second annual Day Of Service (opens in new tab), which encourages people to help out at their local food bank.
More than 1000 people took part in the 2018 event, but Metallica report that over 3000 people participated in this year’s drive on Wednesday across the US, which saw the band’s All Within My Hands Foundation (opens in new tab) team up with Feeding America.
Metallica (opens in new tab) say in a statement: “Looking through photos from yesterday posted by people all over the country, we can’t help but feel overwhelmed with gratitude.
“Over 3000 Metallica fans and All Within My Hands supporters came out strong and showed the kind of remarkable impact that can be made when we unite to work in service of others.
“Thank you for making our second annual Day Of Service a success! We hope that yesterday will serve as year round inspiration and we encourage you to get out and give back in any way that you can, any day of the year. #MetallicaGivesBack #AWMH”
More than 50 food banks took part in this year’s activities, with each volunteer also receiving an All Within My Hands t-shirt to mark the community drive.
Metallica will return to Europe on the next leg of their mammoth WorldWired tour next month.
Metallica WorldWired UK and European stadium tour
Jun 08: Dublin Slane Castle, Ireland
Jun 11: Amsterdam Johan Cruijff Arena, Netherlands
Jun 13: Cologne RheinEnergieStadion, Germany
Jun 16: Brussels Koning Boudewijnstadion, Belgium
Jun 18: Manchester Etihad Stadium, UK
Jun 20: London Twickenham Stadium, UK
Jul 06: Berlin Olympiastadion, Germany
Jul 09: Gothenburg Ullevi, Sweden
Jul 11: Copenhagen Telia Parken, Denmark
Jul 13: Trondheim Granåsen, Norway
Jul 16: Hameenlinna Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto, Finland
Jul 18: Tartu, Raadi Airport, Estonia
Jul 21: Moscow Luzhniki Stadium, Russia
Aug 14: Bucharestv Arena Națională, Romania
Aug 16: Vienna Ernst-Happel-Stadion, Austria
Aug 18: Prague Airport Letnany, Czech Republic
Aug 21: Warsaw PGE Narodowy, Poland
Aug 23: Munich Olympiastadion, Germany
Aug 25: Mannheim Maimarktgelande, Germany