Metallica to release new album Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic

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On November 3, Metallica hosted an auction which culminated with the band playing a rare acoustic set at The Masonic in San Francisco (opens in new tab).

The event was organised in aid of their All Within My Hands Foundation (opens in new tab) and, following the frantic deals of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Metallica have commemorated #GivingTuesday by announcing they’ll release the performance on limited edition 140g coloured vinyl through independent record stores on February 1.

Proceeds will be donated to All Within My Hands, with the release spread over two discs and mixed by Greg Fidelman and mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering.

The album will also be made available through digital and streaming platforms.

Metallica say: “Thanks to all of you and our generous sponsors, the very first fundraising concert and auction raised over $1.3 million! 

“Those resources will be used to work with our partners at Feeding America (opens in new tab) and the American Association of Community Colleges (opens in new tab). Thank you for your continued support and enjoy the holidays!”

Pre-orders are now under way on the Metallica store and on the band’s European store.

Find the cover art and tracklist below.

Metallica will return to the UK and Europe on the next leg of their WorldWired tour from May next year.

Metallica: Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic at The Masonic

Side A
1. Disposable Heroes
2. When A Blind Man Cries
3. The Unforgiven

Side B
1. Please Don’t Judas Me
2. Turn the Page

Side C
1. Bleeding Me
2. Veteran Of The Psychic Wars
3. Nothing Else Matters

Side D
1. All Within My Hands
2. Enter Sandman
3. The Four Horsemen
4. Hardwired

Metallica WorldWired UK and European stadium tour
May 01: Lisbon Estádio do Restelo, Portugal
May 03: Madrid Valdebebas, Spain
May 05: Barcelona Estadi Olímpic Lluís Companys, Spain
May 08: Milan San Siro Hippodrome, Italy
May 10: Zürich Letzigrund, Switzerland
May 12: Paris Stade De France, France
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

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