Motörhead’s Motörboat sailed the high seas aboard the Carnival Ecstasy from September 22-26, 2014. An international audience from over 30 countries celebrated the legacy of the cruise’s iconic namesake and escape into five days of true rock’n’roll. Highlighted by a pair of performances from Motörhead, Motörhead’s Motörboat featured more than 30 performances by 15 artists, including Anthrax Testament, Down, Zakk Wylde and High on Fire across four stages throughout the ship, as well as meet and greets with all of the artists, a book signing with Megadeth’s David Ellefson, a spoken word performance by Anthrax’s Scott Ian, an artist Q&A hosted by Jim Breuer, and two Metal Allegiance all-star jams – capped by five Pantera songs featuring Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown.
Motorhead meet and greet
Motorhead with Captain Lemmy leading the way
Anthrax rocked the Carnival Ecstacy with two blistering sets
Metal Allegiance closed out the final night on the deck
Metal Allegiance set list featured five Pantera songs with Phil Anselmo and Rex Brown
Motörhead’s Phil Campbell proclaimed, “Motörboat for sure rocked the high seas and shall sail again next year!”
And here’s a sample of what the press has been saying about Motörhead’s Motörboat:
“Anthrax, Lemmy Kilmister, hundreds of metalheads and a naked, inflatable doll make the Motörboat cruise completely unforgettable…Motörboat brought heavy metal to the high seas and featured a previously unseen combination of gambling, belly-flopping, shirtlessness, guitar soloing and even yoga.”
–Dana Yavin, RollingStone.com, September 29, 2014
“The Motörhead Motorboat Cruise may have lost Megadeth, but they gained something even more star-studded in the form of Metal Allegiance. The all-star jam was the talk of the Motorboat Cruise, as a who’s who of metal musicians ripped through a number of classic metal and rock favorites.”
–Liz Ramanand, Loudwire.com, September 30, 2014
“The stage setup of the cruise allowed fans an up-close experience with their favorite metal masters. And most artists could be spotted mingling amongst the other passengers, with very little–if any–crazed fanaticism.”
–Brigette Supernova, Examiner.com, September 29, 2014
Plans are already underway for the 2015 Motörhead’s Motörboat excursion. For more information in the coming months, visit MotorheadCruise.com.
Motörhead’s Motörboat Facts:
The first annual Motörhead’s Motörboat sailed from Miami and visited the port of Cozumel just off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula. A September 23 scheduled stop in Key West, Florida was not possible due to inclement weather. “The Loudest Boat In The World” featured performances Motörhead, Anthrax, Metal Allegiance, Testament, Down, High On Fire, Kill Devil Hill, Zakk Wylde, Jim Breuer Band, Danko Jones, Fireball Ministry, Wilson and Cilver, as well as a spoken word performance by legendary heavy metal musician, author, and television personality Scott Ian.
Guests travelled from Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Finland, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Peru, Russia, Spain, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, the UK and many other places around the world for Motörhead’s Motörboat.
ASK4 Entertainment is a premiere rock music theme cruise and destination event producer. In addition to Motörhead’s Motörboat, ASK4 Entertainment also produces ShipRocked, the ultimate rock music cruise vacation, as well as the ShipRocked Summer Camp land event. Previous ShipRocked performers include: Godsmack, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Papa Roach, Three Days Grace, In This Moment, Living Colour, Sevendust, Candlebox, Geoff Tate, Queensrÿche, Helmet, P.O.D., Filter, The Halo Method, and many more.
Whet Travel is a 9-year-old progressive travel company that was formed to meet the unique travel needs of music charters, large groups and young professionals. Whet Travel is the producer of The Groove Cruise–“The World’s Largest Floating Dance Music Festival,” the Aventura Dance Cruise–“The World’s Largest Latin Dance Cruise,” and the Zen Cruise–“A Transformational Journey at Sea.” Whet Travel sells cruises, vacation packages, and all inclusive resorts around the world with a focus on large affinity, theme, corporate and music groups.
Photo credit: Chris Bradshaw and NIck Shirghio