What music acts have performed concerts on six different continents? It seems like an easier feat to pull off today for a couple reasons: the increased global reach of popular music making it more feasible to mount a tour in a distant region, and the fact that South Africa, the most Westernized country in Africa, was widely boycotted prior to the '90s but is okay to play now without controversy. I can find: Queen - first played Australia in 1974, USA and Japan in '75, South America in '81 and the controversial Sun City shows in South Africa in 1984. Are they the first to score six? Rod Stewart - first played Australia in '77, Japan '79, Sun City in '83, Rock in Rio in '85. Elton John - Australia and Japan in '71, Sun City '83, Argentina '92. Black Sabbath - Australia in '73, Japan in 1980, Sun City in '87, played the Monsters of Rock in Brazil in '94. Sting - South America in '87, Japan and Australia in '88, South Africa in '94. The Rolling Stones - it looks like Asia (Japan), South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile) and Africa (South Africa) were all played for the first time on the Voodoo Lounge tour. They would have played Japan in '73 but Mick was denied entry due to a drug conviction on his record. Michael Jackson - played Japan and Australia on the Bad Tour (which also included his first solo European shows), South America in 1993, Tunisia in '96. Whitney Houston - Europe, Japan and Australia in 1988, South America and South Africa in '94. Iron Maiden - played Rock in Rio in 1985 and stayed "stuck" on five continents until they played South Africa in '95. U2 - Japan '83, Australia '84, South America and South Africa in '98. Mariah Carey - Japan and Europe in '96, Australia in '98, Tunisia in 2006, Brazil in 2010. Fall Out Boy - more on them in a bit. It looks like new, big star pop acts can rack up all six continents in just the first few years of their fame now, I didn't look very hard for them but I still found that Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber have already pulled it off. Artists who are "stuck" on five, by my count: Paul McCartney - has played South America a few times since 1990, but I can't find any record of him ever playing in Africa, which frankly surprises me. Madonna - first played Europe and Japan in 1987, and Australia and South America in '93. Doesn't look like she has ever played Africa. Celine Dion - played South Africa in 2008 but I can't find any record of her ever performing in South America. AC/DC - never played Africa. Kiss - were scheduled to play in South Africa in 1985 but pulled out. I don't believe they've played Africa in the meantime. Bob Dylan - has played South America several times since 1990 but has never played in Africa? Britney Spears - has not played Africa. Prince - I don't think he's played Africa. I know what you are probably wondering by now, so I might as well deal with that here as well - the only band I could find who played the continent of Antarctica was an indie band called Nunatuk who performed a live broadcast there in 2007 as part of the Live Earth event. Fall Out Boy tried to go there to play a concert in 2008 and enter the Guinness Book of World Records, but they canceled it due to bad weather and weren't able to reschedule, so I believe we are still waiting for an artist to have performed on all seven continents in the world!