Frontman took part in extreme gig that saw him play live on land, sea and air
Bullet For My Valentine frontman Matt Tuck played an extreme gig this weekend, performing live on air, sea and land continuously.
Highlights of the stunt can be seen below. Tuck headed to Norway to take part in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, which saw him sing and play guitar while on a speedboat, riding a sled pulled by huskies and while doing a parachute jump.
Tuck and three friends ascended to 15,000 feet above the Lyngsfjord region of Norway, near Tromsø. Each of them was paired with a specially trained instructor before a freefall into the -30 Norwegian air. Tuck grabbed his guitar and performed ‘The Last Fight’ on an acoustic guitar and he descended back to land.
The group then hopped onto a Buster Magnum speed boat to perform ‘Venom’, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s latest album. Back on land, they were then led by Siberian huskies through the Norwegian snow towards the Gukkesgaissa Mountains with Matt playing 2010 song ‘Bittersweet Memories’.
After the gig, frontman Matt Tuck said: “I’ve played some incredible gigs around the world, but that was right up there, literally. It’s my first skydiving experience, so dealing with the excitement and nerves – even before you add in the ruthless cold – was intense, but totally worth it. It’s awesome to say you did a world’s first in music, but to do it with my best mates, the guys who were there with me from the beginning, made it unforgettable.”
Bullet For My Valentine return to traditional venues for a UK tour in November and December. The band will tour in support of 2015 album ‘Venom’, taking in gigs in Newport, Newcastle, Manchester and Birmingham before a London date at the O2 Academy Brixton. The London venue is the same venue they recorded 2006 live DVD ‘The Poison: Live At Brixton’.
Bullet For My Valentine play:
Newport, Centre (November 24)
Newcastle, O2 Academy (November 27)
Manchester, Academy (December 3)
Birmingham, O2 Academy (December 6)
London, O2 Academy Brixton (December 9)