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Metallica To Release 'Helping Hands' Live Acoustic Benefit Album In February

Wednesday, 28 November 2018 Written by Jon Stickler

Metallica have announced the release of a limited, live acoustic album in 2019.

'Helping Hands...Live & Acoustic at The Masonic' captures the thrash legends' All Within My Hands Foundation benefit concert in San Francisco earlier this month and will arrive on February 1, with all of the band's proceeds going to the organisation.

The album was recorded live and also features Avi Vinocur on mandolin and background vocals, David Phillips on pedal-steel, Henry Salvia on keyboards and Cody Rhodes on percussion. The event, which also included an auction, raised $1.3 million which will be used to work with the organisation's partners at Feeding America and the American Association of Community Colleges.

The vinyl is available for pre-order over at the band's official webstore. It will also be sold at record stores as well as being availble via digital and streaming platforms on the release date. 

Recorded by Jason Gossman, mixed by Greg Fidelman and mastered by Reuben Cohen, the album includes performances of Metallica classics, as well as covers of songs by Deep Purple, Nazareth, Bob Seger and Blue Öyster Cult. Take a look at the tracklist and watch a performance of the track, All Within My Hands, below.

In other news, Metallica recently announced that they will bring their Worldwired tour back to the UK and Europe in summer 2019. Head below for a full list of dates.

'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic at The Masonic'

Disc One/Side A
1. Disposable Heroes
2. When A Blind Man Cries (Deep Purple cover)
3. The Unforgiven

Disc One/Side B
1. Please Don’t Judas Me (Nazereth cover)
2. Turn the Page (Bob Seger cover)

Disc Two/Side C
1. Bleeding Me
2. Veteran of the Psychic Wars (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
3. Nothing Else Matters

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

Metallica Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows

Wed May 01 2019 - LISBON Estádio do Restelo (Portugal)
Fri May 03 2019 - MADRID Valdebebas (Spain)
Sun May 05 2019 - BARCELONA Estadi Olímpic De Montjuïc Lluís Companys (Spain)
Wed May 08 2019 - MILAN Snai San Siro Hippodrome (Italy)
Fri May 10 2019 - ZURICH Letzigrund (Switzerland)
Sun May 12 2019 - PARIS STADE DE FRANCE (France)
Sat June 08 2019 - DUBLIN Slane Castle (Ireland)
Tue June 11 2019 - AMSTERDAM Johan Cruijff ArenA (Netherlands)
Thu June 13 2019 - COLOGNE RheinEnergieStadion (Germany)
Sun June 16 2019 - BRUSSELS Konin Boudewijnstadion (Belgium)
Tue June 18 2019 - MANCHESTER Etihad Stadium (United Kingdom)
Thu June 20 2019 - LONDON Twickenham Stadium (United Kingdom)
Sat July 06 2019 - BERLIN Olympiastadion (Germany)
Tue July 09 2019 - GOTHENBURG Ullevi (Sweden)
Thu July 11 2019 - COPENHAGEN Telia Parken (Denmark)
Sat July 13 2019 - TRONDHEIM Granasen (Norway)
Tue July 16 2019 - HAMEENLINNA Kantolan Tapahtumapuisto (Finland)
Thu July 18 2019 - RADDI Airfield (Estonia)
Sun July 21 2019 - MOSCOW Luzhinki Stadium (Russia)
Wed August 14 2019 - BUCHAREST Arena Nationala (Romania)
Fri August 16 2019 - VIENNA Ernst Happel Stadion (Austria)
Sun August 18 2019 - PRAGUE Airport Letany (Czech Republix)
Wed August 21 2019 - WARSAW PGE Narodowy (Poland)
Fri August 23 2019 - MUNICH Olympiastadion (Germany)
Sun August 25 2019 - MANNHEIM Maimark Tgelande (Germany)

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