Metallica make two big Irish charity donations before Slane gig
A class act.
It was a pretty good weekend, all in all, for Metallica.
Having landed in Dublin on Friday, the foursome turned the hallowed halls of the Olympia Theatre into their own personal rehearsal space.
Slane was the main appointment, of course, with Saturday's huge concert marking a major feather in the Metallica legacy cap.
— Metallica (@Metallica) June 9, 2019
By all accounts, it was a tremendous effort from James Hetfield and company, who naturally found the time to pay tribute to Ireland in the form of 'The Wild Rover' and the inevitable 'Whiskey in the Jar' rendition, dedicated to the late Phil Lynott.
If that wasn't enough to earn the band honorary Irish citizenship, they showed real heart with a pair of large charity donations.
Before flying home, Metallica donated €35,000 to the Capuchin Day Centre in Dublin, which specialises in helping homeless and poor people.
"This leg of Metallica's WorldWired Tour starts with a special bonus donation during rehearsal to the Capuchin Day Centre for Homeless People where they welcome people in need of food aid who have no home or are socially excluded and provide care with respect and dignity," the band noted in a post by their All Within My Hands foundation on Instagram.
In addition to that, Metallica presented a cheque with the same amount to ISPCC Childline, this time with a major assist from their Irish fans.
"All the fans who attended Metallica at Slane Castle helped raise this money for ISPCC Childline and their work providing a range of services directly to children and families and advocating for change to enhance the lives of children in Ireland," they stated.
Well done to all involved.