Deftones' Chino Moreno to Play Inside an Icelandic Volcano for 20 Lucky Fans

Chino Moreno
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Chino Moreno of Deftones perform on stage on the second day of Download Festival at Donington Park in Castle Donington, England. 

How many metal bands out there would love to put on the first-ever show inside the magma chamber of a volcano? “Most to all” would be our guess, but the prize goes to the one-and-only Deftones -- specifically frontman Chino Moreno. At Iceland’s Secret Solstice fest this Saturday, Moreno and 20 ticket-holders will get to toast their own summers at an acoustic show 400 feet into the earth inside the island’s (dormant) Thrihnukagigur volcano. 

It hasn’t erupted in over 4,000 years, so Moreno and his companions won’t be in any magma-related danger, though they’ll have to be up for a helicopter-assisted airlift inside, followed by a lift trip downward. Likewise, guests who appear “considerably intoxicated” will be left behind, though -- rest assured -- refreshments will be provided inside. Admission went for 250,000 Icelandic krona (roughly $1,970), and it’s already sold out. 

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If you didn’t get a ticket, don’t worry: Deftones are still performing a proper set at Secret Solstice. The fest is set for June 16-19 in the capital city of Reykjavik, alongside acts ranging from Radiohead to Action Bronson

This isn’t the first time Secret Solstice is trying to write a page in geology’s musical history. Last year, Totally Enormous Extinct Dinosaurs and Artwork helped put on the first-ever show inside a glacier -- a feat that’s returning this year for three shows inside Iceland’s Langjökull glacier.

Deftones are touring in support of their 2016 album Gore. Check out its highlight, "Prayers/Triangles," below:


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