Deftones frontman Chino Moreno has become the first musician in the world to headline a gig inside a volcano.
Deftones themselves were in Iceland for the Summer Solstice festival, but Chino took things one step further, performing the exclusive show with 20 people able to attend the event.
According to BBC, patrons paid around $2000 for tickets, and when they arrived had the option of a two-mile trek across lava fields, or a helicopter ride in order to get to the mouth of the Thrihnukagigur volcano.
The station reported that upon arriving, the volcano looked “very small”, but attendees then had to get in a lift that descended over 120 meters into the center of the volcano.
Support act Snorri Helgason opened proceedings, becoming the first musician to ever perform inside a volcano. Reports indicate that the singer-songwriter stood on a rock to make the most of the acoustics, describing his surrounds as a “natural underground cathedral.”
Chino then took to the stage, reportedly only performing three songs, including one Deftones tune and covers of David Bowie and Morrissey. Rather than stand on a rock, Chino stood amongst the audience, meaning his voice didn’t carry to the same extent as Helgason. Despite this, the crowd came away from the once in a life time experience in a happy mind-frame, with Laura Gallacher from Loch-Lomond noting that she was “crying with happiness as we went down.”
Check out this insane video of how people got into the volcano in the first place.
Deftones are set to bring their live show to Australia this November in a huge bill featuring Karnivool and Voyager as supports. Dates below.
PERTH: Tuesday 8th November – Metro City (18+)
ADELAIDE: Thursday 10th November – Thebarton Theatre (All Ages)
MELBOURNE: Friday 11th November – Festival Hall (All Ages)
SYDNEY: Saturday 12th November – Hordern Pavilion (All Ages)
BRISBANE: Sunday 13th November – Riverstage (All Ages)