The Red Hot Chili Peppers made headlines with a recent concert announcement at an unconventional venue. Of course, this isn’t the first time in rock history that bands have performed at unlikely concert venues.
Read the latest on RHCP’ concert new along with five other examples of concerts performed at unusual venues.
Red Hot Chili Peppers at The Great Pyramids of Giza
The Chili Peppers announced today (January 16) they will be performing at the Great Pyramids in Giza, Egypt. If you have a passport and a ridiculous amount of money just burning a hole in your pocket, tickets go on sale this Friday, January 18. They join the likes of the Grateful Dead, Louis Armstrong and Yanni to perform at the Great Pyramids.
Foo Fighters at the Acropolis in Athens, Greece
The Foos rocked the Acropolis in the Summer of 2017 as part of the PBS series Landmarks Live In Concert. Per PBS, it marked the first performance at the Acropolis in about 2,500 years.
Rage tried to get the proper permits to perform in front of the New York Stock Exchange in 2000, but they were denied them. In true Rage fashion, they played anyway and managed to close the NYSE early. The renegade concert and ensuing chaos was captured in their video for “Sleep Now In The Fire.”
Korn on a Transatlantic Flight
In 2005, Korn performed on a transatlantic flight from London to New York as part of a contest for MTV. Thanks to the plane having no AC power, Jonathan David had to sing through the plane’s PA system.
Metallica’s “Freeze ‘Em All: Live in Antarctica”
Metallica achieved a world record when they performed at the Carlini Argentine Base in Antarctica in December 2013. Their ten-song set made them the first and only band to ever perform on all seven continents in a single year. Considering the historical nature of this concert, it was recorded and uploaded to the band’s YouTube page for everyone to enjoy.
Pink Floyd: Live at Pompeii
The OG unlikely concert venue and performance, Pink Floyd performed in the empty ancient Roman amphitheater in 1971, which was recorded and released as a documentary in 1972.
Erica Banas is rock/classic rock news blogger that loves the smell of old vinyl in the morning.