You must push the limits if you are a rock or metal musician. Because being above the limits is the nature of rock and metal. That’s why we see metal and rock bands always push their limits. When we have gone to live performances, we expect bands to play their shows in ordinary places like clubs, theaters, arenas, stadiums, and festivals.
As I said above, rock and metal bands always love to push boundaries. They do not use the usual places to perform their shows. They play their songs in extraordinary places like Antarctica. We will list unusual locations of metal and rock bands where they used to play their songs.
Rage Against the Machine on Wall Street
When do you want to record a music video, where do you choose to record it? Michael Moore picked an extraordinary location to shoot Rage Against the Machine in 2000.
To shoot this music video, they did not have a noise permit. When people reported this situation to the police, the police approached to stop the band. However, their efforts are worthless. The band did not stop playing. Footages you see on the video show the madness of the day.
Have you ever wanted to your favorite Metalica songs in Antarctica? In 2013 Metalica did it with lucky people who won tickets for a concert and 120 scientists.
Metalica wants to be the first band played on all seven continents. To gain this Guinness World record, Metalica played the band’s most popular songs all around the world. The last performance gave inside a transparent dome in Antarctica. Metalica called this live show “Freeze ‘Em All.” Because of the fragile environment, Metalica needs to make this show a silent disco style. As you can assume, they cannot use their unique amplification in the middle of Antarctica.
Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Pyramids of Giza
Because of the sensitive environment, playing on the seven wonders of The World is hard to accomplish. A few artists accomplished it: Frank Sinatra, Scorpions, Great Dead, and Shakira. Because of the nature of being a rocker, Red Hot Chill Peppers want to give a live concert above Giza pyramids in Egypt. Because of the paperwork, the team struggled the do it. However, they accomplish to give a concert for fans in front of the Giza Pyramids. They played their most popular 20-song:
- God Bless the Child
- Intro Jam
- Can’t Stop
- Fortune Faded
- The Zephyr Song
- Dani California
- Dark Necessities
- I Wanna Be Your Dog
- Right on Time
- Snow ((Hey Oh))
- Go Robot
- Don’t Forget Me
- Higher Ground
- Under the Bridge
- By the Way
- Pyramid Song
- Goodbye Angels
- Give It Away
Concert for white sharks
When I speak with my friends about this live performance, nobody does believe me. That’s why I always show the video below. When they watched the full video, they freaked out. KISS band gave a live concert for their shark fans in Australia.
KISS played a few favorite songs for white shark fans. However, sharks did not want to attend this concert. Eric Singer said a few sea lions were turning around according to the drummer.
The band play their music above the truck
If somebody is protesting you, you might want to do the same. This thing is exactly what Foo Fighter did in 2011. When they came to Kansas City for a show, the Westboro Baptist Church decided to protest them. Church belive that rock bands work for the devil. That’s why Foo Fighter decided to protest them too. They hired a truck and settled up their musical instruments. They went in front of the church to play their songs.
The metal band gave a concert above the clouds
As I said, metal bands like to push the limits. This live performance perfect example of this situation. In 2009, Korn played five songs for the passengers on the flight from London to New York. Those passengers are European MTV contest winners and eight U.S soldiers who served his land proudly.
Because of lack of space, given a concert is a hard thing to do for the nu-metal band in the plane. To deal with this problem, Jonathan Davis uses the system to sing his song. James Shaffer and David Silvera use battery-powered practice amps. The drummer needs to use a child-size drum set.
Chino Moreno inside a valcano
This live performance is my favorite. Chino Moreno performed a solo performance inside Volcano in 2016 with his solo guitar. To carry out his solo performance, he was lowered 400 feet below with 20 people were allowed to come with Chino Moreno. He said, “I was a little nervous about this situation. However, the Volcano does not erupt in more than 4,000 years and had shown no indication of doing so anytime soon.”