Earlier this month, Metallica’s Lars Ulrich hinted that they’d be going to a “final frontier.” While some thought that might mean they’d be the first band to play in space, that’s not quite accurate. However, when rumors started trickling out that they’d be playing a show in Antarctica earlier this week, things started to make more sense. It’s the only continent that they haven’t played yet. Earlier today, the official announcement was made, and yes, they’ll be playing there as part of a contest with Coca Cola Zero. However, it’s not going to be as easy for Americans to go. At least non-Latin Americans.
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!
The entire show seems fascinating, if not a little odd. Concertgoers only being able to hear the music via headphones? Latin American fans only? While it’s all a bit odd, the band have definitely been able to find strange places to play, whether The Apollo or Antarctica.