Having raised an initial $6.5 million from sponsors like Google, Kaiser Permanente, Salesforce, and the Giants, Live Nation and Another Planet Entertainment announced a star-studded benefit concert to provide financial support for the victims of the Northern California wildfires, to be held at AT&T Park on Thursday, Nov. 9.
It’s called Band Together Bay Area, and so far, the lineup includes Metallica, Dave Matthews, and G-Eazy, with a mention of “other artists.” Tickets range from $49.50 to $199.50, and go on sale this Friday, Oct. 27 at 10 a.m. (with various pre-sales happening the day before). If you want to get so close to Lars Ulrich that you can smell his aftershave, be advised that the best seats have already been allocated to first responders, volunteers, and victims of the fire complex that killed at least 42 people and destroyed more than 6,000 homes.
Band Together Bay Area will donate 100 percent of the proceeds to a fund established by Tipping Point Community that will provide food, temporary housing, and health care services for the present moment while also steering funds toward long-term recovery. In essence, it will act as a liaison to a constellation of on-the-ground organizations. (For its part, Ticketmaster has pledged to fork over the processing fees, as well.)
Band Together Bay Area, Thursday, Nov. 9, at AT&T Park. $49-$199; bandtogetherbayarea.org