December 16, 2022
Los Angeles, CA, California, US United States
All Within My Hands Helping Hands Concert & Auction @ Microsoft Theater
This was the third Helping Hands Concert & Auction benefiting All Within My Hands and their efforts supporting workforce education, the fight against hunger, and other critical local services.
Metallica kicked off their performance with a five-song acoustic set.
As with previous acoustic performances, Avi Vinocur from Goodnight, Texas provided additional instrumentation & background vocals alongside the band.
The 2020 acoustic arrangement for “Blackened” was performed for the first time in front of a live audience. It was previously played during the last Helping Hands Concert & Auction, which was streamed live from HQ during the pandemic.
This was the first time that Metallica performed a cover of Thin Lizzy’s “Borderline.”
This was also the first time that Metallica performed a cover of UFO’s “It’s Killing Me.”
The nine-song electric set began with a monstrous performance of “The Call of Ktulu.”
The acoustic deconstruction of St. Anger’s “All Within My Hands” went through another metamorphosis, with the acoustic arrangement now being performed electric.
This was the debut live performance of “Lux Æterna.”
St. Vincent, who contributed a cover of “Sad But true” to The Metallica Blacklist, joined the band on “Nothing Else Matters.”
Metallica performed 12 songs off of seven albums and two non-album tracks: Kill ‘Em All (1), Ride the Lightning (2), …And Justice for All (2), Metallica (4), Garage Inc. (1), St. Anger (1), 72 Seasons (1), Non-Album Tracks (2)