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Metallica, Dead & Co, Rancid and more playing Bay Area fire relief concert

Band Together Bay Area

The wildfires in the North Bay Area of California have been devastating, killing at least 42 people and forcing many to lose their homes. In order to help out with recovery for victims, the Band Together Bay Area concert is going down on November 9 at AT&T Park (home of the San Francisco Giants) with Metallica, Dead & Company, Rancid, G-Eazy, Dave Matthews and Raphael Saadiq. Tickets are on various presales now, with the public on-sale starting Friday (10/27) at 10 AM Pacific. More details at the bottom of this post, and you can also learn more and donate here.

Dead & Company will begin their fall tour after that concert, hitting NYC for two MSG shows (11/12 & 11/14). They also have their “Playing in the Sand” concert vacation happening in Mexico in 2018. Earlier today, Dead & Co’s Mickey Hart released a new song featuring Avey Tare.

Metallica have been touring all year and played two NYC-area shows in May. Rancid put out a new album this year and did two NYC-area shows in August.

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BAND TOGETHER BAY AREA:

In response to this crisis, a coalition of Bay Area business and community leaders launched a coordinated effort to support long-term recovery and rebuilding. This effort kicks off with a benefit concert on Thursday, November 9 with the best seats going to first responders, volunteers, and others impacted by the fires. 100% of ticket sales will be directed to the Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund, supporting community partners working on the front lines to help those hit hardest.

If your organization is interested in supporting this effort, please email info@bandtogetherbayarea.org. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available.

The concert is just the beginning. The Tipping Point Emergency Relief Fund supports low-income, vulnerable populations displaced by the destruction. The first phase of fund deployment is focused on addressing urgent needs and includes grants to Community Foundation Sonoma County, Napa Valley Community Foundation, the North Bay Fire Relief Fund established by The Press Democrat, and Catholic Charities of Santa Rosa. The second and third phases will support rebuilding and re-housing efforts. All funds will be expended by December 2018. Tipping Point Community screens non-profits rigorously to identify and invest in the most effective organizations helping Bay Area individuals and families break the cycle of poverty. Since 2005, Tipping Point has raised more than $150 million and helped put 23,000 people on the path out of poverty in the last year alone.

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