Canadian Band Sets Record for Most Shows in Most Countries in 24 Hours

The Burning Hell, a band from St. John’s, Newfoundland, set a world record (albeit an unofficial one) back in July for playing the greatest number of gigs in the most countries over a 24 hour period.  

How many?  Try ten 30-minute sets in 10 countries.  

The trek started in Aachen, Germany, at 7pm on July 6 and ended in a medieval castle in Šmartno, Slovenia, 24 hours later.  

How’d they do it?  First, the line-up of the band was cut from 14 to five.  Second, all show were acoustic. Third, they had a van that refused to break down.  And fourth, they used a booking agent in Berlin who really knew what he was doing.

In fact, things went so smoothly that they had 17 minutes to spare.

(Via St. John’s Telegram and

Alan Cross

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One thought on “Canadian Band Sets Record for Most Shows in Most Countries in 24 Hours

  • September 4, 2012 at 1:56 pm

    Seems like a lot of work for an "unofficial" world record… but kudos to them. Still cooler than the stunt though… tihihi


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