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Metallica to play Coke Zero show in Antarctica

By | Published on Monday 28 October 2013


It looks like Charlie Simpson is about to lose his ‘world’s coldest gig’ Guinness World Record to Metallica, who’ve confirmed they’re off to Antarctica for a Coca-Cola Zero-sponsored show.

In a contest open only to those living in Latin America, fans will be able to bid to watch the band play live in a “dome” near the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on 8 Dec. The set will be transmitted via headphones, with no amplification, which Metallica say is a “first”.

They add: “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 to travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now! Pack up those warm clothes and we’ll see you at the bottom of the planet!”

Apparently, the Coke-enabled show will be streamed live, but only to drinkers/fans in Latin America, though international fans will be able to see a sugar-free recording “at a later date”.