Bullet for My Valentine’s Matt Tuck Plays Guitar While Skydiving, Dog Sledding

Matt Tuck, the lead singer for Bullet for My Valentine, embraced the most extreme Jägermeister Ice Cold Gig challenge to date and accomplished a bizarre world first: He played one long, continuous gig on land, sea and air.

Acosutic guitar in hand, Tuck jumped out of a helicopter over Norway, partaking in a bit of skydiving with three friends—who, in this case, served as Tuck's live audience.

The clip below contains audio and video from his mid-air performance. Upon landing, Tuck heads to the sea as plays guitar. He eventually finds himself on a dogsled ... and he's still playing.

“I’ve played some incredible gigs around the world, but that was right up there, literally," Tuck said afterwards.

"Jäger’s Ice Cold Gig was one of the very best and definitely the most extreme! 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. Now for a drink!”

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Damian Fanelli
Editor-in-Chief, Guitar World

Damian is Editor-in-Chief of Guitar World magazine. In past lives, he was GW’s managing editor and online managing editor. He's written liner notes for major-label releases, including Stevie Ray Vaughan's 'The Complete Epic Recordings Collection' (Sony Legacy) and has interviewed everyone from Yngwie Malmsteen to Kevin Bacon (with a few memorable Eric Clapton chats thrown into the mix). Damian, a former member of Brooklyn's The Gas House Gorillas, was the sole guitarist in Mister Neutron, a trio that toured the U.S. and released three albums. He now plays in two NYC-area bands.