Metallica Is Going To Play A Gig In Antarctica

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So there was a rumor floating around that Metallica was going to be doing a gig in Antarctica later this year. It seemed rather silly and preposterous because penguins aren’t exactly the best audience in the world (although they ARE freakin’ adorable). But lo and behold it turns out that the rumors are 100% true! Below is a message from Metallica’s official website that explains the full details of their upcoming bitterly cold journey!

After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one. That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now!! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we’ll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We’ll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification . . . a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.

To enter the contest to join us in Antarctica, click here: http://www.coca-colazero.com.ar. Contest entry begins on October 28th.

Pack up those warm clothes and we’ll see you at the bottom of the planet!

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  • CTHL

    Silly Metallica, steppin on GWAR’s territory.

    They sure are doing weird crap lately… goin senile perhaps.

  • NecRomancer

    I imagine they’ll play ‘Trapped Under Ice’. (sorry, had to)

  • morrisseylikesburgers

    Metallica is on some Dethklok shit right now.

  • Rick-Taylor

    I’m a bit skeptical because I’m sure Metalocalypse already covered this and showed its silliness.