Metallica’s second annual “All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert” has been rescheduled. The event will now take place at The Masonic in San Francisco, CA on September 12.
The band commented:
“Time to update the calendar as the second installment of the All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert has been rescheduled for September 12, 2020, still at the Masonic in San Francisco. A few of you may recall that in September as we were riding high on all the positive vibes that came out of the two S&M² shows, we were excited to announce that we had set aside March 28th to celebrate AWMH with all of you again. However, we may have been a little too ambitious with that date in terms of getting our shit together and giving you an experience that matches or surpasses the first event held in November of 2018.
We apologize for the inconvenience that this change may cause and thank you for all the support and love that you’ve given All Within My Hands. We’ve had some incredible accomplishments in the last two years, including the launch of the innovative Metallica Scholars program (more on year two here) and are excited to share all the details—and a kick-ass show—with you later this year.
More information and ticketing details coming very soon.”
The Wedding Band, the covers group featuring guitarist Kirk Hammett (Metallica), bassist Robert Trujillo (Metallica), vocalist Whitfield Crane (Ugly Kid Joe), and guitarist Doc Coyle (Bad Wolves), will be performing at The Senate in Columbia, South Carolina on March 8. The band will also be joined by drummer Jon Theodore (ex-The Mars Volta) and vocalist Bobby Patterson at this show.
Pearl Jam will be celebrating the release of their new album “Gigaton” (out March 27) with a special show at the Apollo Theater in New York, NY on March 26. The concert will be an invitation-only event for SiriusXM subscribers and Pandora listeners.
“The exclusive concert marks the first time that Pearl Jam has performed at the iconic venue and their first concert in New York City in almost three years. The special event comes days before the band embarks on the U.S. leg of their Pearl Jam 2020 tour. The concert will take place just hours ahead of the release of the band’s new album, Gigaton, which goes on sale at midnight.
The concert will air live nationwide on the band’s dedicated channel, SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio (Ch. 22), now in its 10th year on SiriusXM. Directly following the live concert, Pearl Jam Radio will broadcast and premiere the new album in North America. Upon the album’s release, Pandora will release both a new Pearl Jam Live: A-Z playlist, which will include some of the band’s greatest live performances, and a Pandora Story, where the band will share insights and stories about their new music and iconic songs.”
Stone Gossard commented:
“We are incredibly humbled and honored to take the stage at the legendary Apollo Theatre. We look forward to a memorable show to celebrate Gigaton and the 10-year anniversary of Pearl Jam Radio at SiriusXM. It’s hard to understate the sacred and historical importance of the Apollo to the history of American popular music and African Americans’ preeminent role in its invention. We will play this special one time show with those artists in mind.”
Due to popular demand, System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles have announced a second show at the Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA. The concerts will take place on May 22-23 and tickets will go on sale February 7 at 10am PST.
The Union Underground will be celebrating the 20th anniversary of “…An Education In Rebellion” with a special show at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, TX. The concert will take place on July 18 and the band are planning to perform the record in full, along with new songs from their upcoming album.
The Ghost Inside have officially finished their new album. The record will be the band’s first since their horrific November 2015 bus crash. In other news, the band have also announced that they will be performing at The Palladium in Worcester, MA on July 11.
Drummer Andrew Tkaczyk said the following about the group’s new album on Stray From The Path drummer Craig Reynolds‘ “The Downbeat Podcast” [transcribed by Kerrang!]:
“Back in January of last year I turned one of my bedrooms into a little studio, and the guys came out and we just started writing it. So when we got hold of Will [Putney, producer] to tell him we were interested in him producing the record, we also had Jeremy [McKinnon] from A Day To Remember on board, which we’ve had on the last two records.
How it worked was, we first initially met up in Orlando at Jeremy’s studio and Andrew Wade’s studio to do these pre-pro demos. And that was in May of last year. So he came there, and we all flew to Florida, and we spent two or three weeks in Orlando. And then we took a little break because we had our comeback show to do in July, so we took a little break to prepare for that, and then went back to good old Belleville, New Jersey to finish and track the record.”
He also added:
“I don’t think we’ve quite settled on a name [for the album] yet – but the record is done, and literally as of last night we are listening to the mix, and all this stuff. So it’s super-exciting.”
Here’s The Ghost Inside’s current dates:
06/26 Gräfenhainichen, GER – Full Force Festival
07/04 London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton
07/11 Worcester, MA – The Palladium (outdoors)
System Of A Down, Korn, Faith No More, Helmet and Russian Circles will be performing at Banc Of California Stadium in Los Angeles, CA on May 22. Tickets for the show will go on sale February 7 at 10am PST,