Metallica have released their full performance at the fifth annual Global Citizen festival in New York’s Central Park on September 24.
In addition to sharing footage from the event on their YouTube channel, the band’s set is now available on CD and download from the Metallica store – with all net proceeds from sales to be donated to Global Citizen as part of a continued effort to end extreme poverty by 2030 as proposed by the United Nationals Sustainable Developmental Goals.
"Over the last five years, Global Citizens around the world have taken more than 6 million actions in the fight against extreme poverty - actions that are set to affect the lives of over 650 million of the world's most marginalized people,” says Global Citizen CEO Hugh Evans. “This year's festival - and this incredible lineup - is an annual touch point to hold our world leaders to account on their commitments to solve the world's biggest problems."
The festival – which also featured Rihanna, Kendrick Lamar, Demi Lovato and others – was broadcast by MSNBC and msnbc.com and streamed online via YouTube.
To learn more about how you can get involved in the plan to end extreme poverty, visit globalcitizenfestival.org
Metallica will perform a pair of acoustic sets at Neil Young’s 30th anniversary Bridge School Benefit Concerts later this month before officially launching the first leg of the Hardwired world tour in San Juan, Puerto Rico on October 26.
The band will release their new album, “Hardwired…To Self Destruct”, on November 18.
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