By: Annie Scaramuzzino
It’s official: Metallica is heading to Antarctica!
After nearly a week’s work of speculation, the band has taken to their official website to confirm rumors that they will be playing a special show on the world’s southern-most continent come December.
“After over 30 years as a band, we have been unbelievably fortunate to visit just about every corner of the earth . . . except for one,” the band wrote. “That is all about to change as we are set travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now!!”
Partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for what they’re calling “one of the most unique and special concert events” of their career, Metallica will be performing inside a dome located on the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on December 8.
The band is also offering up a chance for Latin American fans to win an Antarctic cruise, which will set sail from December 3 – 10 with a special stop in Carlini to attend the show.
Marking another first for the group, Metallica revealed that the entire concert will be transmitted via headphones to those in the crowd, instead of using amplification. The show is also set to be filmed to air at a later date.
Drummer Lars Ulrich got the rumor mill started earlier this month when he told a California radio station that Metallica would be exploring “another frontier” before the year was up. Coca-ColaZero.com also posted an online ad teasing the event earlier this week.
Would you make the freezing trek to Antarctica to see Metallica? Let us know in the comments section below, and check out Metallica.com for more details on the event!