Monday, July 07, 2008

Up the Irons!

Iron Maiden were utterly fantastic at Twickenham on Saturday.

Their only UK date on their 'Somewhere Back in Time' world tour played to a full house, and their biggest ever UK audience for a Maiden tour date. (Although I think they played to a bigger audience at one of the Monster's of Rock Festivals I saw them at.)

Their setlist was picked from their eighties albums and included their epic take on 'The Rime of the Ancient mariner' amongst other tracks.

Maiden seem to be more popular worldwide than ever and, along with Metallica, have the ability to sell out stadiums on every continent. For the last few years they have been alternating between touring each new album and 'greatest hits' tours, which works pretty well.

Here's a bit of footage from someone's mobile phone. From the angle I must have been about 20 yards to their right:

Avenged Sevenfold and Within Temptation were also very good.

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