When we first reported about the contest for Metallica's alleged concert in Antarctica, we weren't sure if it was all part of some convoluted hoax, but last night, the band made good on their promise and played a show in a domed structure to a small group of fans in Antarctica. The band opened with "Creeping Death" and played a 10-song set for the contest winners. The highlight, of course, was when James Hetfield would normally have shouted "Cincinnati" or "Helsinki," he shouted "Antarctica!"
According to Billboard,
To respect the icy continent's fragile environment, the concert was held without traditional amplification, in accord with international Antarctic protocol. Amplifiers were enclosed in isolation cabinets, with the sound transmitted to the audience via headphones.
This concert makes Metallica the first band to have played on all 7 of the planet's continents. No word yet about under the sea or on the moon, but stay tuned. Watch the videos above and below.
"For Whom The Bell Tolls"
Metallica live in Antarctica setlist:
“For Whom The Bell Tolls”
“Sad But True”
“Welcome Home (Sanitarium)”
“Master Of Puppets”
“Nothing Else Matters”
“Seek & Destroy”
"Sad But True
In a statement posted to their Facebook page, Metallica said:
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