Old people's home / The Libertines
The Libertines were the undisputable masters of guerrilla gigs. One of such gigs took place in an old people’s home in Camden in 1999. Needless to say, the dwellers were not so happy about it.
The Cabinet War Rooms / Kasabian
The Cabinet War Rooms, one of the places, where Churchill forged victory for Britain and the Allies sixty years later became a venue for Kasabian. Would the Prime minister like the band? We'll never know.
Cave / Crystal Fighters
In 2013, Crystal Fighters decided to celebrate the release of their Cave Rave album with... you guessed it, an actual rave in a cave. When you call your album Cave Rave, you can’t very well book a tour of bog standard gig venues without disappointing a few over-active imaginations. So they threw a party in Zugarramundi cave in Northern Spain.
Plane / Jamiroquai
in 2007, Jamiroquai performed at 35,000 ft altitude to promote his hits compilations called 'High Times'. It also turned out to be the highest altitude gig ever so he got his Guinness World Records cerificate as well.
City Bus / The White Stripes
On tour in Winnipeg in 2007, The White Stripes delighted onlookers by hopping on a city bus and playing an impromptu set. Well, we say “delighted”. Most of them were probably commuters trying to read the paper in peace and might not have been too thrilled to have Jack White howling ‘Hotel Yorba’ in their faces. But still: a nice idea.
The Beatles' Rooftop Concert
The Beatles’ gig on the roof of Apple HQ on January 30, 1969, is the daddy of all unusual gigs. It was also their final public performance. In a 42-minute set, the Beatles were heard playing nine takes of five songs before the Metropolitan Police Service asked them to reduce the volume.
Antarctica / Metallica's Freeze 'em All
On December 8, 2013, the guys found themselves playing a gig for a couple dozen friends, fans, and penguins at Carlini Base in the South Shetland Islands of Antarctica. The gig capped off a year where they set foot and performed on all seven continents during a 12-month period.
Trolltunga / Shining
Norwegian blackjazz outfit Shining played a gig on top of the 2300 ft Trolltunga cliff! As if that wasn’t epic enough, they did it on the summer solstice, the longest day of the year, in a locale where the sun barely sets.