Maiden UK Tour

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jonevejoneve Frets: 843
Anyone been yet or going this week?

Seeing them for the first time since the Final Frontier tour on Friday at the O2 on the last night of their UK leg, and to say I'm excited is a *slight* understatement. 

I've read a few bits about the tour and the whole setup sounds incredible. 

I'm going with some friends of mine, one (girl) who loves rock music but never seen Maiden live ("will it be better than Metallica?") - I think she's in for a treat...and her husband, who likes modern day R&B music and until recently, hadn't heard of Pearl Jam (but got to see them from a corporate box at the O2 with work and was suitably impressed)...He's not so excited, but is pretty easy going and said he's happy to do the drinks runs during the show :+1: 

Their nutty uncle is coming too, who sounds like a stereotypical rock bloke who grew up on Maiden et al in the 80's. 

Should be a good night! 

Oh and Killswitch Engage supporting too, which I'm very excited about, as I loves them, I does! 
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  • prowlaprowla Frets: 903
    I saw them at Twickenham a few years back - really good live.
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  • bloodandtearsbloodandtears Frets: 432
    saw them last night at Manchester.. truly magnificent show, sound, props and performance.. best I've ever seen them tbh... previous experiences haven't lived up to expectations for personal reasons...

    dragged heels into venue so missed Killswitch.. looking at the set list I'm a tad gutted, but I do prefer Howard...
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  • LuttiSLuttiS Frets: 793
    Saw them on book of souls tour and was quite disappointed tbh as time is saw them before that they were absolutely amazing - had just finished brave new world tour so were doing greatest hits festival shows.

    So i didn't bother getting tickets.. after looking at set lists and hearing reviews i do regret it.. Maiden were my first love :)
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    saw them last night at Manchester.. truly magnificent show, sound, props and performance.. best I've ever seen them tbh... previous experiences haven't lived up to expectations for personal reasons...

    dragged heels into venue so missed Killswitch.. looking at the set list I'm a tad gutted, but I do prefer Howard...
    I like them both as they're two completely different vocalists who bring different dynamics. I do miss Howard, but I do like me some Jesse - never seen them live with Jesse either, so will be great. Just hope we don't get stuck in traffic. What time did Killswitch come on roughly, do you know? 

    If you've not heard it, hunt down the "Times of Grace" record. Adam D wrote it whilst he was recovering from back surgery and Jesse does all the vocals. It's magnificent. 
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  • DiscoStuDiscoStu Frets: 2830
    My mates went to the Aberdeen gig at the weekend. General consensus is that it was the best gig they'd ever been to. 
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1769
    Seeing them tonight in Birmingham and again in London on Friday - with Power Trip in between. 

    That probably makes me even more metal than Reverend.  But with much less hair. 












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  • ReverendReverend Frets: 1616
    I don't have a ticket yet as playing Bloodstock Saturday buy hoping to sort something for Friday. I will definitely drag my feet to juss as must as killswitch as possible. All the maiden die hards are saying it's the best they have seen them. Be good to see the Nifelheim twins and the rest of the Iron Maiden ultras instead. 
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1769
    I would agree with the diehards. 

    The first four four or five songs last night were as close to a religious experience as I think I'll ever get.....
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  • David5150David5150 Frets: 114

    Going to see them Friday at the O2.

    I don't usually get excited about concerts but, having read some reviews of this tour, this time round I absolutely can't wait.


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  • BrizeBrize Frets: 2382
    I saw them last night with my wife and 7-year-old daughter. Awesome gig - those guys just get better and better.

    It was Bruce Dickinson's 60th birthday yesterday, and he's the youngest member of the band!
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  • maraudermarauder Frets: 61
    Saw them on Monday in Manchester, Bruce mentioned it was his 60th birthday in 3 hours, and fell over a monitor!
    Quite possibly the best show I've seen from them.  Not sure how the hell a pit happened, it's Maiden, not Slayer.

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  • underdogunderdog Frets: 5486
    edited August 8
    Seen them last night, I'm not a maiden fan, my wife wanted to see them and two of our friends are big fans so we went as an excuse for a night out away from home 

    I can appreciate how well done the stage and sets were, the band sounded huge, and they entertained. Not my cup of tea bit too much pantomime, and staged for me (though I guess it has to be to work)

    Kill switch I lasted 2 and a half songs and retired to the smoking area. I can do screaming music just fine, but the songs I heard had no dynamics to them it was just all full out and horrible for me personally.
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  • hubobuloushubobulous Frets: 2011
    They were a staple for me in the mid-late 80s and early 90s but not seen them for 15yrs. Going on Friday and really looking forward to it
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  • maraudermarauder Frets: 61
    Some pics from Manchester, which imgur has decided to put in a random order.
    May contain spoilers!

    https://imgur.com/a/pWS9TXG

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  • yorkioyorkio Frets: 6
    They were a staple for me in the mid-late 80s and early 90s but not seen them for 15yrs. Going on Friday and really looking forward to it

    I can beat that! I saw them in Newcastle on the first night of the (UK leg of the) tour and they were magnificent. They were very much my band when I was a teenager but I’d lost touch somewhat over the years. Well, when I say over the years, I mean it was the first time I'd seen them since the Killers tour in 1981. So a mere 37 years. (I still think of Bruce as the new singer!) 


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  • My wee brother saw them in Aberdeen. I tried to get tickets but failed. He said it was one of the best gigs he's been to (& he's seen some crackers).
    I'm seeing Bruce give a talk about his autobiography next week though, which I'm looking forward to. 
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  • tone1tone1 Frets: 1489
    edited August 10
    I’m sure I saw them at Paignton Leisure Centre with Wolfsbane as support... maybe 80’s or 90’s.
    Before they came on Dave Murray played the intro to Whole lot of Rosie, and the whole place erupted 

    Edit... it was 1990
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    Well, that was, without doubt, the best gig I have EVER been to. 

    Just incredible. Churchill’s Speech into Aces High the stuff dreams are made of! 

    Although I do wonder why Janick is still in the band, he keeps butchering all the bloody solos! 
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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1769
    joneve said:
    Well, that was, without doubt, the best gig I have EVER been to. 

    Just incredible. Churchill’s Speech into Aces High the stuff dreams are made of! 

    Although I do wonder why Janick is still in the band, he keeps butchering all the bloody solos! 
    Janick is the Jar Jar Binks of heavy metal.   No one wants him there but he makes the children laugh.  

    Youre right, though - some of his solos were reallly scratchy and horribly boosted, compared to the absolute mastery of Dave Murray.  A lot of the time he doesn't play at all, just stands there on one leg, with his other leg up on a really tall bit of PA.  
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    RobDavies said:
    joneve said:
    Well, that was, without doubt, the best gig I have EVER been to. 

    Just incredible. Churchill’s Speech into Aces High the stuff dreams are made of! 

    Although I do wonder why Janick is still in the band, he keeps butchering all the bloody solos! 
    Janick is the Jar Jar Binks of heavy metal.   No one wants him there but he makes the children laugh.  

    Youre right, though - some of his solos were reallly scratchy and horribly boosted, compared to the absolute mastery of Dave Murray.  A lot of the time he doesn't play at all, just stands there on one leg, with his other leg up on a really tall bit of PA.  
    Exactly this. His stage antics are entertaining but every time Dave and Ade took front an centre it was tasteful, melodic and generally awesome...every single Janick solo is LETS PLAY THESE SAME NOTES AS FAST AS POSSIBLE. 

    And I know I’m about the only one who likes Killswitch but their old lead singer coming out to Perform End of Heartache was an absolutely awesome moment. Completely lost my shit.
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  • David5150David5150 Frets: 114

    And my verdict is the same - phenomenal show, best I've seen for a long long time. Went of Friday and was so pleased to hear them play where eagles dare - one of my fave tracks

    Loved the stage show and holy cow the sound was the best I've heard at the o2.

    Janick is Janick - he seems quite happy in his corner cavorting with his guitar. I know he's supposed to be entertaining but I just found him distracting. Why can't they hide him away behind the scrim netting for the 'war' part of the set and let Nikko be seen!!

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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    David5150 said:

    And my verdict is the same - phenomenal show, best I've seen for a long long time. Went of Friday and was so pleased to hear them play where eagles dare - one of my fave tracks

    Loved the stage show and holy cow the sound was the best I've heard at the o2.

    Janick is Janick - he seems quite happy in his corner cavorting with his guitar. I know he's supposed to be entertaining but I just found him distracting. Why can't they hide him away behind the scrim netting for the 'war' part of the set and let Nikko be seen!!

    Wis for this! 

    Re: the sound, you're not fucking wrong! I was astounded how good Killswitch sounded as well. Usually the modern day high gain noise that's favoured these days sounds absolute bobbins in large arenas, but from where I was sitting (section 407 at the back left corner, they sounded incredible. 

    Maiden, similarly...there were occasions where the guitar mixes were slightly off balance to my ears, but the clarity was SO good (and I had ear plugs in, which deaden the sound just a bit. 
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  • hubobuloushubobulous Frets: 2011
    They played Revelations. Mother of God, it was great
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  • BrizeBrize Frets: 2382
    They played Revelations. Mother of God, it was great
    Yep, that was the highlight of the evening for me.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    My highlight, surprisingly (because of the set) was probably Sign of the Cross. I know it's a Blaze track, but I didn't hear the studio version until long after I saw the Rock in Rio performance, and I've always wanted to see it live. Was absolute theatre from start to finish. I spontaneously high fived my friend when the fireworks went off.


    They didn't put a foot wrong though...Even For The Greater Good of God was good, and I really don't get on with AMOLAD.
     
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  • pmbombpmbomb Frets: 216
    edited August 13
    I was there Saturday.

    Sorry, the support band were like getting kicked in the head. I don't get it. One of their tunes was mostly pick squeals. Each to their own I guess.

    Maiden were great (I think the last time I saw them was Powerslave) but I don't really understand why they have 3 guitarists. Dave & Adrian is plenty.

    Superb videography. I was on the floor (and am not tall) so the screens really helped. I felt closer than I was.

    Some alarm when Bruce was playing with flamethrowers! I checked for the fire exit.

    A world class band, recommended. Super musical, and theatrical, without taking themselves too seriously.

    Wow Bruce is 60, and the youngest!

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  • RobDaviesRobDavies Frets: 1769
    Who the flip videos an entire bloody show?! 
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  • axisusaxisus Frets: 10544
    Never seen them live. I should really, damn fine band.
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  • jonevejoneve Frets: 843
    RobDavies said:
    Who the flip videos an entire bloody show?! 
    That bloke apparently. Seems very strange to me. Just buy the DVD? 
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