Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Metallica featured in Guinness World Records 2015

Metallica became the first band to play all seven continents in one year during their 2013 world tour, and the group are being honored for the feat with a spot in the 2015 Guinness World Records book.

Metallica played 25 concert dates in 2013, starting with Australia’s Soundwave Festival in February and wrapping up with a special show in Antarctica.

“In addition to performing live in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and Africa,” posted the band, “the year was capped off with a visit to Antarctica on December 8, 2013 to play for 120 scientists, contest winners and their penguin friends at the Argentine Carlini Station. We were literally at the bottom of the earth for one of the most unique, special and unforgettable days in our 30+ years as a band and low and behold, our little adventure sealed the deal for the record! Who woulda thought...”

Metallica are featured in the 60th anniversary Guinness World Records book, which will be published September 10.

Metallica recently wrapped up their 2014 “By Request” tour at Heavy Montreal; the group’s only North American show of the year came on the heels of an extensive, 2-month trek across Europe.

See also:

VIDEO: Metallica bassist performs Metallica medley with Rodrigo y Gabriela
VIDEO: Metallica perform Master Of Puppets classic at Heavy Montreal
VIDEO: Metallica wrap up By Request tour at Heavy Montreal
Metallica: Dutch documentary reveals story behind first European headline show
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