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Metallica Releases Statement on Upcoming Antarctica Performance

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Lars Ulrich is FreezingAlthough it was, for all intents and purposes, already official (I mean it was on Coca-Cola’s website, fer cryin’ out loud), Metallica have now confirmed that they’ll play Antarctica this December. Says the band via their website:

“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 travel to Antarctica, the only continent that Metallica has never played on until now!! We are partnering with Coca-Cola Zero for one of the most unique and special concert events in our career as we’ll be performing near the heliport of the Argentine Antarctic Base Carlini on Sunday, December 8, 2013.

“Latin American fans in Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, and Mexico will be able to enter a contest for the chance to win an Antarctic cruise that sails December 3-10 and will stop at Carlini. We’ll be playing inside a dome on the base and in another twist, the show will be transmitted to the audience via headphones with no amplification . . . a real first for us! The show will also be streamed live for our friends in those Latin American countries who cannot join us at the base and filmed to share with everyone at a later date.

“For more details about his amazing adventure, check here. To enter the contest to join us in Antarctica, click here. Contest entry begins on October 28th.

“Pack up those warm clothes and we’ll see you at the bottom of the planet!”

I don’t know if the headphones thing is awesome or awful… I mean, the sound is really the worst part of any given Metallica show, and I don’t mean the mix. That being said, this is a true adventure in every sense of the word, so, uh, yeah. Have fun, Latin America Metallica fan who wins this contest!

In related news, “Fuck that!” Jason Newsted was overheard muttering as he took a pull from a joint on a beach somewhere.

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