Metallica Rocks Antarctica For Hour-Long Show
Posted by Jeremy Thomas on 12.09.2013
The band performed for scientists and contest winners...
Metallica took the stage in Antarctica for a concert in front of a crowd of 120 scientists and concert winners. Billboard reports that the concert took place yesterday, making the band the first major musical act to perform on the icy continent.
The band did an hour-long set that they called "Freeze 'Em All," which took place inside of a protective dome near the heliport of Carlini Scientific Base. The crowd included winners of a South American sweepstakes sponsored by Coca-Cola Zero and scientists from various nations.
The concert didn't have traditional amplification in order to safeguard the environment, which is in keeping with international Antarctic protocol. The amplifiers were held in isolation cabinets and the sound was transmitted via headphones.
The band's setlist was as follows:
"For Whom the Bell Tolls"
"Sad but True"
"Welcome Home (Sanitarium)"
"Master of Puppets"
"Nothing Else Matters"
"Seek & Destroy"