.
Watch Metallica's Blistering Antarctica Show
Check out the 10-song set from earlier this month

On December 8th, Metallica played a little show south of the border. Way south: the band's set took place inside a dome on the heliport at the Carlini Argentine Base in Antarctica. The performance featured 10 songs and solidified them as the only band to play all seven continents.

See Where Metallica Ranks on Our List of the 100 Greatest Artists

The entire hour-plus show is now available for viewing online and finds the band shredding through a set of classics in a very intimate and circular venue. Fans listened to the show not through amps but "via headphones with no amplification," Metallica said in a statement when the show was announced. "A real first for us."

The only other concert to take place in Antarctica was Live Earth, which held festivals on all seven continents in 2007. Only one band played – an group of environmental scientists called Nunatak. The head count for their audience was 17.

The show capped off a year of firsts for Metallica. In September, they played the historic Apollo Theater in Harlem and also debuted their innovative 3D concert film, Metallica: Through the Never.


blog comments powered by Disqus
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.

X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

www.expandtheroom.com