added: 26 Oct 2013 // by: VVN Music
Metallica has played on every continent in the world except one, Antarctica. On December 8, they will conquer that final frontier when they play inside of a dome in Base Carlini, Antarctica for a special concert attended by the winners of a Latin American contest sponsored by Coca-Cola.
This will only be the second concert ever on the frozen land, after a Live Earth show in 2007 by a group of scientists who called themselves Nunatak. While it hasn't been specifically stated, the band will play without amplification as loud sounds could adversely affect the ecosystem of the continent. Instead, the concert goers will wear headphones to which the show will be broadcast.
The official announcement on Metallica's webpage:
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.
Pack up those warm clothes and we'll see you at the bottom of the planet!
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