Jagermeister Ice Cold Gig 2016

For the last few years, every winter I get involved in a seriously cool project. It is to run the Ice Cold Gig series for Jägermeister. It started a few years ago when we took Charlie Simpson to Siberia to play the World's Coldest Gig. I then started at Secret Compass and took the Defiled to play the first gig on an Iceberg in Greenland (see previous blog), then last year took TesseracT to Finnish Lapland to play a gig on the World's largest Igloo. I wanted to up the game this year, and we performed the first ever continuous gig from air to sea to land.

As well as organising and producing the whole project, I would be directing the film and taking the stills pictures. It was a big ask, but I revel in the challenge. Jägermeister sponsor a number of bands and they informed us that the lead singer for Bullet for my Valentine, Matt Tuck was on-board. My idea was to get him to perform a gig whilst skydiving from a helicopter. As it was only acoustic, and we couldn’t get the full band play in the air, I wanted the audience to be some of his best mates that have supported him through his career. We would do this in Northern Norway in Lyngsfjord as I knew the snow will be down the the fjord level.

Matt performed the air phase of the gig whilst strapped to a tandem skydive instructor. He played and sang which was then transmitted live using radio mics to his mates also strapped to a tandem instructor.

 

When they landed they headed off to the water’s edge and took off in a speedboat to cross the fjord and Matt continued the gig on the sea. Once at the other side they were met by husky mushers, and Matt played the land phase on a dog sled. The huskies took the four of them into the mountains where they were met by a Sami couple in traditional tents where Matt ended the gig. The project ended with toasting a glass of Jägermeister under the Northern Lights. Hope you enjoy the video!

Lyngsfjord in Northern NorwayLyngsfjord in Northern NorwayThis weekend Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on land, sea and air, featuring Matt Tuck – lead singer of multi-award winning British heavy metal band, Bullet for My Valentine. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the stunning setting of North Norway, 400 miles north of the Arctic circle.

Jägermeister, the iconic German herbal spirit renowned for pushing the limits in the music world, invited the Bullet for My Valentine frontman, who has been part of the JägerMusic programme for years, to perform in this exhilarating world first attempt. The epic event encompasses three elements – never before associated with one continuous gig.

Matt and his unsuspecting audience of three loyal friends - completely oblivious to the adventure ahead until arriving at the dropzone - ascended to 15,000 feet above the stunning Lyngsfjord in a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, set to start the show of a lifetime and truly test the bonds of friendship. Each paired with a specially trained instructor, Jägermeister’s 2016 Ice Cold Gig started in freezing freefall with the band launched into the brutal -30 Norwegian air. After the icy and swift free-fall and with canopy opened at 7000 feet, Matt grabbed his guitar playing the first song of the gig, The Last Fight, for his floating audience; a unique moment in music history.

Stage two of the Ice Cold Gig saw Matt and his mates whisked across the tranquil Lyngsfjord they had plummeted towards moments before, in a Buster Magnum speed boat. With wind chill factored in at -20 the challenge for Matt to sing and play the guitar was very real, yet spirits remained high with Matt wanting to put on a show deserving of his closest friends, who all sang along to Matt’s second song of the gig, Venom, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s phe
Matt Tuck plays a gig in the air for the Jagermeister Ice Cold Gig in Northern NorwayMatt Tuck plays a gig in the air for the Jagermeister Ice Cold Gig in Northern NorwayThis weekend Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on land, sea and air, featuring Matt Tuck – lead singer of multi-award winning British heavy metal band, Bullet for My Valentine. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the stunning setting of North Norway, 400 miles north of the Arctic circle.

Jägermeister, the iconic German herbal spirit renowned for pushing the limits in the music world, invited the Bullet for My Valentine frontman, who has been part of the JägerMusic programme for years, to perform in this exhilarating world first attempt. The epic event encompasses three elements – never before associated with one continuous gig.

Matt and his unsuspecting audience of three loyal friends - completely oblivious to the adventure ahead until arriving at the dropzone - ascended to 15,000 feet above the stunning Lyngsfjord in a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, set to start the show of a lifetime and truly test the bonds of friendship. Each paired with a specially trained instructor, Jägermeister’s 2016 Ice Cold Gig started in freezing freefall with the band launched into the brutal -30 Norwegian air. After the icy and swift free-fall and with canopy opened at 7000 feet, Matt grabbed his guitar playing the first song of the gig, The Last Fight, for his floating audience; a unique moment in music history.

Stage two of the Ice Cold Gig saw Matt and his mates whisked across the tranquil Lyngsfjord they had plummeted towards moments before, in a Buster Magnum speed boat. With wind chill factored in at -20 the challenge for Matt to sing and play the guitar was very real, yet spirits remained high with Matt wanting to put on a show deserving of his closest friends, who all sang along to Matt’s second song of the gig, Venom, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s phe

Matt Tuck and friends celebrate with a glass of Jagermeister under the Northern LightsMatt Tuck and friends celebrate with a glass of Jagermeister under the Northern LightsThis weekend Jägermeister accomplished a world first by producing a thrilling continuous gig on land, sea and air, featuring Matt Tuck – lead singer of multi-award winning British heavy metal band, Bullet for My Valentine. The adrenalin-filled gig, which marked the fifth and most extreme chapter in Jägermeister’s Ice Cold Gig series, took place amidst (and above) the Lyngsfjord region, near Tromsø, in the stunning setting of North Norway, 400 miles north of the Arctic circle.

Jägermeister, the iconic German herbal spirit renowned for pushing the limits in the music world, invited the Bullet for My Valentine frontman, who has been part of the JägerMusic programme for years, to perform in this exhilarating world first attempt. The epic event encompasses three elements – never before associated with one continuous gig.

Matt and his unsuspecting audience of three loyal friends - completely oblivious to the adventure ahead until arriving at the dropzone - ascended to 15,000 feet above the stunning Lyngsfjord in a Eurocopter AS350 helicopter, set to start the show of a lifetime and truly test the bonds of friendship. Each paired with a specially trained instructor, Jägermeister’s 2016 Ice Cold Gig started in freezing freefall with the band launched into the brutal -30 Norwegian air. After the icy and swift free-fall and with canopy opened at 7000 feet, Matt grabbed his guitar playing the first song of the gig, The Last Fight, for his floating audience; a unique moment in music history.

Stage two of the Ice Cold Gig saw Matt and his mates whisked across the tranquil Lyngsfjord they had plummeted towards moments before, in a Buster Magnum speed boat. With wind chill factored in at -20 the challenge for Matt to sing and play the guitar was very real, yet spirits remained high with Matt wanting to put on a show deserving of his closest friends, who all sang along to Matt’s second song of the gig, Venom, the title track of Bullet for My Valentine’s phe

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