Frontman of Swedish metal band Sabaton loses bet and walks 320 miles to next gig

Joakim Brodén started his walk to Trondheim Metal Fest this week

Joakim Brodén, the vocalist from Swedish metal band Sabaton, is walking 320 miles to his band’s next gig after losing a bet.

Brodén entered a drunken bet with his bandmates, agreeing that the loser would walk from the band’s hometown in Falun, Sweden to their next gig at Trondheim Metal Fest in Norway.

As reported by Blabbermouth, the walk is approximately 323 miles and will take an estimated 107 hours on foot. Brodén started the walk this week.


Commenting on the bet, Brodén said, “I will not go into details on exactly what happened, but I can say that it was fun and a bit silly. It started out almost as a joke, but it evolved to be quite serious.”

Commenting on his progress, he continued, “Now I will take a few days’ rest. I have made contact with some fans via Facebook, who have provided me with food and shelter.”

Speaking to, Broden said, “The first day was the hardest. That’s when I walked for 10 hours without proper shoes. It wasn’t exactly ideal.”

Continuing the walk in running shoes, he explained, “I do not walk such long stretches of time now. I walk between four and eight hours a day.”

Formed in 1999, Sabaton are currently on tour in support of their seventh album, ‘Heroes’.