St. Pete Times Forum / Tampa, Florida
April 17, 2011
Posts Tagged ‘Iron Maiden’
May 6th, 2011
St. Pete Times Forum / Tampa, Florida
There was no telling what to expect coming into Tampa Bay (from still-cold Chicago) on an early Sunday afternoon for the Maiden gig at the St. Pete Times Forum. I’d last seen them play early in August, 2010, at the Sonisphere festival in Knebworth, England, only a few months before – but, with the many dates the band had played since – throughout Asia, Australia, South America, and more, it just seemed like more than that long ago …
March 28th, 2011
IRON MAIDEN’s March 27th show at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was cancelled when the audience barricade set up in front of the stage collapsed during the first song of the night, ‘Satellite 15 … The Final Frontier’. Video footage of frontman Bruce Dickinson asking the fans to step back from the stage once he’d noticed the collapse can be seen below.
According to a report from Brazil’s Terra.com, the band stopped playing and Dickinson explained that the band would return to the stage once the barricade had been repaired. After 20 minutes, the crowd began losing its patience and Dickinson then returned to the stage to inform the audience that the show had to be cancelled.
He also informed the fans that Iron Maiden would play the HSBC Arena (March 28th) at the same time to make up for the cancellation. Footage of Dickinson addressing the crowd can be viewed below.
The following update from the promotion company, Evenpro, regarding the make-up date set for tonight (March 28th) has been issued via Iron Maiden’s official website:
“The Iron Maiden Concert at HSBC ARENA has been postponed to Monday, March, 28th due to technical problems with the barricade provided in front of the stage. This decision was taken by HSBC ARENA in agreement with the band’s staff, because it’s their priority not to put fans’ safety in risk.
Iron Maiden will stay in Rio de Janeiro one more day to be able to make the show and not leave Rio de Janeiro out of this leg of The Final Frontier Tour.
All the fans at tonight’s (Sunday) concert must bring their tickets stub tomorrow to be allowed entry the concert.
For those fans who cannot attend the concert on Monday, the refund policy will be as follows:
— for those who had acquired the tickets at the HSBC Arena box office and other P.O.S, will be able to ask refund at the HSBC Arena box office from April 4th onwards, with the tickets stubs.
–f or those who have acquired through Call Center or internet, please keep the ticket stub and make contact with firstname.lastname@example.org, or phone number 4003-1527, from April 4th on.
The band are naturally very sorry for any fans that can’t return tomorrow but promise a great and safe show tomorrow Monday for those who do.
HSBC Arena and the band thank the incredible fans for their understanding of this difficult situation and their cooperation. As much as the band wish to play for their fans the safety of each one of those fans is always paramount. Iron Maiden look forward to a fantastic concert tomorrow.”
January 3rd, 2011
Best of 2010
As always, the top albums are for releases from 2010 that are full albums (no EP’s or demos). They also have to be new studio albums for 2010, not re-recordings, re-releases, cover songs, or live material. Below the combined TOP 30 are links to each staff members personal "best of" lists which besides the top albums contains such things as best new band, best DVD/Blu-Ray, disappointments of 2010, greatest hopes for 2011, personal metal discovery of 2010, and various other metal-related categories. Enjoy!
Number 11 to 20
Number 21 to 30
21. Yngwie J. Malmsteen – Relentless
Individual Staff Lists For 2010
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November 2nd, 2010
IRON MAIDEN, with their crew and many tons of equipment, will once again be boarding Ed Force One in February 2011 to fly 50,000 miles round the globe on their continuing mammoth Final Frontier World Tour, playing 29 shows and visiting 26 cities in thirteen countries across 5 continents with Bruce again in the pilot’s seat, and heading into more new Frontiers of uncharted Maiden territory!!!
The first show will be on Feb 11th in Moscow’s Olympic Stadium, after which the Boeing 757, which will have new designs to tie in with the new album and tour, will fly the band to Singapore and Indonesia for Maiden’s first ever shows there, before arriving in Australia to headline two arena dates and five Soundwave Festivals. Ed Force One then turns its attention briefly to the Northern Hemisphere with a first show ever in South Korea and two shows in Tokyo, before heading all the way across the Pacific, a journey which (believe it or not!) is 6660 miles for two shows in Mexico. An extensive series of stadium shows through five South American countries follows, including a first visit to Belem, Northern Brazil, and, via Puerto Rico, the band will play the final show on this leg of the tour in Tampa, Florida, USA on April 17th, exactly 66 days after Moscow! (full dates below)
Says Bruce, “We were taken aback by the fantastic reaction from everyone to Ed Force One during the 2008/09 World Tour. As our fans all know from the “Flight 666” film, which documented the trials and tribulations we underwent in order to get the whole project literally off the ground, the end result was well worth all the effort and complex logistics we had to deal with! The band and crew enjoyed themselves so much travelling that way, it seemed only logical to set up this part of The Final Frontier tour in the same way so we could get to see as many fans as possible all over the World, only this time we’re pushing the boundaries even further and going to more places Maiden has never been before… in true Frontier style!! We very much look forward to playing in Singapore, Indonesia and South Korea for the first time, as well as revisiting our fans everywhere else.
“The set list will be different to this year’s tour. Of course we will play more songs from the new album and some other recent material, but we will include a healthy dose of older fan favourites as we will be playing to so many new faces who we know will want to hear those songs live for the first time. We will cram into the plane as much of the production we used this year as is physically possible, including of course Eddie, and intend to replicate the spectacular light show in as many places as we are able. All in all it promises to be a fantastic trip for everyone!! So see you all soon”.
Since its release in August on EMI (UME in the US), “The Final Frontier” — the band’s 15th studio album – has proved their most successful chart album to date, registering the #1 sales chart slot in 28 countries around the globe; from Lebanon, Arabia and India in the East, to Canada in the West, New Zealand down South, throughout UK and Europe and across Latin America, as well as reaching No.1 in Billboard’s European, Tastemaker and Rock Charts, and No.4 in the USA, which is the band’s highest position ever there.
Having already played an extensive 25 date North American Tour and some selected European shows this year, Maiden will undertake a full European Tour in the summer of 2011. Some dates (as below) have already been announced but keep an eye on this site over the next few weeks and months for many more announcements.
As always we hope to facilitate ‘First to the Barrier’ for our fan club members at as many shows as possible, and exclusive ticket pre-sales in some countries (such as the USA), and details of these will be announced nearer the time here on IronMaiden.com.
There is also a Fan Club trip planned for the Florida shows! Details to be revealed shortly here.
UK fans – don’t worry, we most certainly haven’t forgotten you… you’re next!!
The dates for IRON MAIDEN’S Round The World Trip on Ed Force One and current European dates for The Final Frontier World Tour are:
October 29th, 2010
British hard rock legends IRON MAIDEN have posted a new graphic on their official website of Eddie holding the Earth in his hands, with the geographical area focusing on the North Pacific Ocean and the Indian Ocean, fuelling rumors that that band will be announcing live dates in that area early next year – either before or after their headline/Soundwave Festival run in Australia in February. The official announcement will be made on Tuesday, November 2nd at 6PM GMT.
Two shows have already been rumored for February: Bali, Indonesia and Jakarta, India.
Officially confirmed dates for Maiden’s Final Frontier World Tour 2011 can be found here.
September 29th, 2010
In 1989, BLACK SABBATH’s Tony Iommi and DEEP PURPLE’s Ian Gillan were just a few names in a long list of talent involved in the re-recording of the classic Deep Purple track ‘Smoke On The Water’. This song was re-recorded to raise money for those affected by the Leninakan earthquake that struck Armenia in 1988. In October of last year, both Iommi and Gillan travelled to Armenia to see how the funds raised had helped the local community. On their trip they visited a music school only to find it being run out of temporary accommodation, it was only location not to have been rebuilt 20 years after the earthquake had struck.
Next week Iommi and Gillan will be heading back into the studio, joined by keyboardist Jon Lord (ex-Deep Purple, WHITESNAKE) and drummer Nicko McBrain (IRON MAIDEN) to record a new track to raise money to rebuild the Armenian music school. More information about the charity single ‘Out Of My Mind’ and behind the scenes photos will follow soon.
‘Smoke On The Water’ Rock Aid Armenia video can be viewed below:
September 16th, 2010
MSN /ROCK METAL TV offer an complete video report and an interview with IRON MAIDEN. Steve Harris, Bruce Dickinson, Adrian Smith, Dave Murray, Nicko McBrian and Janick Gers talk in depth about their new album, and they show an excerpt of their next video clip along with live footage.
Check it out at the following link or below:
ROCK METAL TV / MSN it´s a new online television rock and metal orientated created by Microsoft-Spain. It´s directed by Mario Ruiz from Krea Films and longtime Spanish journalist Rafa Basa (www.rafabasa.com)
August 27th, 2010
REVIEW AND PICTURES BY MARKO SYRJÄLÄ
Sonisphere festival landed for the second time in Finland. Even though Sonisphere was once again the biggest metal event here with over 60 000 visitors, it made more headlines for other reasons other than it’s brilliant artists. A huge storm hit the festival area and winds ripped apart one of the main stage’s support scaffolding and sent it flying into the crowd. Altogether around 40 people were injured, with three requiring hospitalization. The accident delayed the concert for a few hours and all scheduled performances on the second stage were cancelled. Iggy Pop managed to play a short acoustic set on the main stage but Motley Crue was forced to cancel its entirely show because bands instruments were completely destroyed by the storm.
August 26th, 2010
Metal legends Iron Maiden released their 15th studio album “The Final Frontier” on August 16/17 and reached new heights by attaining the No. 1 sales chart position in several countries including Canada and the UK. Trax like “The Final Frontier”, “The Talisman”, “Isle of Avalon” display why Maiden remains Metal’s leading act.
While they were in Montreal in July, LoudTrax.com had the great pleasure of doing video interviews with Maiden’s legendary manager Rod Smallwood and guitarist Janick Gers.
Both interviews were done moments before they took the stage and prior to the release of the Final Frontier album. The interviews were done for the metal news site Bravewords.com and were originally posted in their “Brave Videos” section.
Below is the Janick Gers interview:
Below is the Rod Smallwood interview:
July 21st, 2010
With its heavy rock attack guitar riffs and a sci-fi music video (produced by Darkside Animation Films), it’s clear that the group is going in a new direction (much of it since the last albums). And for a metal band that’s achieved pretty much everything possible in this world, it makes perfect sense that Iron Maiden would begin pursuing the kinds of new galactic frontiers most other bands can only dream of.
‘Satellite 15…The Final Frontier’ is the first single off of Iron Maiden’s new album, ‘The Final Frontier,’ due to hit stores Aug. 16 (Aug. 17 in US). The album will also be released in a limited edition, collectors ‘Mission Edition’ CD case, and will come with extra features like the director’s cut of the ‘Frontier’ music video, interviews with the band, photos, wallpaper and the exclusive game ‘Mission II: Rescue & Revenge.’
July 15th, 2010
The brand new IRON MAIDEN video for ‘The Final Frontier’, the title track from the band’s forthcoming album, can now be seen below.
For diehard fans, the previously revealed tracklist for The Final Frontier (found below) now features the song credits:
‘Satellite 15… The Final Frontier’ (Smith/Harris)
‘El Dorado’ (Smith/Harris/Dickinson)
‘Mother Of Mercy’ (Smith/Harris)
‘Coming Home’ (Smith/Harris/Dickinson)
‘The Alchemist’ (Gers/Harris/Dickinson)
‘Isle Of Avalon’ (Smith/Harris)
‘The Talisman’ (Gers/Harris)
‘The Man Who Would Be King’ (Murray/Harris)
‘When The Wild Wind Blows’ (Harris)
The release date for The Final Frontier is now confirmed for Monday, August 16th. The new album features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track ‘El Dorado’ to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect.
June 10th, 2010
Let the onlsaught begin. Footage from IRON MAIDEN’s June 9th kick-off show in Dallas, TX for The Final Frontier North American tour is available below:
The setlist on the night was as follows:
‘The Wicker Man’
Remaining dates on the tour are as follows:
A widget for IRON MAIDEN’s forthcoming new studio album, The Final Frontier, can be found below.
The new album features artwork illustrated by Melvyn Grant and, to mark the occasion, the band have made special arrangements for one new album track ‘El Dorado’ to be made available Worldwide as a FREE digital download MP3 with immediate effect. Click here for your free download. US fans, visit this location.
Iron Maiden’s new single, ‘El Dorado’, is now available for streaming via YouTube. Check it out below.
Singer Bruce Dickinson explains, “‘El Dorado’ is a preview of the forthcoming studio album. As we will be including it in the set of our Final Frontier World Tour (which opens in Dallas on June 9th) we thought it would be great to thank all our fans and get them into The Final Frontier mood by giving them this song up front of the tour and album release.”
October 14th, 2008
Wacken Open Air 2008
Once again tens of thousands of lunatic metal freaks travelled from all over the world to the small German village located in the middle of the beautiful northern German countryside. The small peaceful Wacken literally goes upside down when nearly 80.000 conquer the village during one weekend in a year. Wacken Open Air celebrated its 19th birthday from the 31st of July to the 2nd of August, whose biggest headliner ever in the history of Wacken was Iron Maiden. Despite Iron Maiden being the biggest name on the bill, however there were tons of other interesting and fascinating names.
Brat: The mass convergence of catholic youth in Sydney for World Youth Day the week Ray and I left brought a smile to my face and a feeling of warmth as I realised it wouldn’t be long until I was part of a similar pilgrimage but to Hamburg Germany and with two major differences—where Sydney was awash with colourful youth, Hamburg would be invaded by a swarm of black; and the trolley suitcases carrying clothing would instead be trolleys full of beer; songs of the gospel would be replaced by metal anthems. They came to worship at the cross—we to worship at the flaming longhorn but we all would display our nations’ flags proudly.
Tickets for W:O:A 2008 sold phenomenally fast. The special edition X-mas pack with extra goodie bag sold out before I could take a long breath after my 2007 trip. By February the official festival ticket seller was “SOLD OUT”. Suddenly the ebay market was flooded with tickets with one ticket reaching a record price of 800 British Pounds—obscene. Even in July with less than 1 month before the festival, there was an average of 5 new listings a day for tickets, which nullified all “SOLD OUT” credibility. (Brat)
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IRON MAIDEN – “Somewhere Back in Time” World Tour, Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland on July 18 2008
July 21st, 2008
Helsinki Olympic Stadium, Finland on July 18th 2008
Review & live pictures by Luxi Lahtinen
June 16th, 2008
Coheed and Cambria / Baroness
***Live Review & All Photos By Lord of The Wasteland