Posted in metal | music | tour dates on March 19, 2008

by Black Bubblegum, photos by Hardcore Shutterbug

Eddie, Back From Somewhere In Time

You had a giant set made to look like a pyramid tomb, a setlist of songs from the 80s, old dudes in leather pants and cut-off tees, multiple costume changes, pyro, coordinated guitar line dances, the guitar-as-machine-gun poses, and fog machines galore (with all the fog on stage, I half-expected the guys to break out into "Stonehenge").

The Trooper

As a sum of those parts, it is easy to see how Iron Maiden's March 14th show at the Izod Center could have been utter "fromage", but when you are dealing with a band as tight as Maiden, a fanbase as rabid as theirs, and a setlist culled from the elite of arguably the best era of their career, you can only expect an excellent show (which it definitely was).


In related news, May 13th will see the release of Somewhere Back In Time, a "best of the 80s" comp that will be offered as a free download of "high quality WMA files" that expire after three plays. It comes out on CD the same day. Check it out and then work them vertebrae at one of their newly announced shows (an extension of the previously mentioned tour) including one night at MSG in NYC (on June 15) and another at PNC Bank Arts Center in NJ (on June 14). A Fan Club only presale begins today (3/19) at 10AM, a ticketmaster presale begins Friday (password=rock), and tickets go on regular sale on Saturday (3/22).

More photos from the Izod Center show, the 'best of' tracklist, and all tour dates, below......

Iron Maiden In The Fog

Maiden Is Still Cooler Than Warrant

The Number Of The Beast Live

Line-dancing for Badasses

Somewhere Back In Time Track Listing:
1. Churchill Speech (0.49)
2. Aces High (4.36)
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight (6.00)
4. The Trooper (4.11)
5. Wasted Years (5.06)
6. Children Of The Damned (4.35)
7. The Number of The Beast (4.53)
8. Run To The Hills (3.53)
9. Phantom Of The Opera -- Live (7.21)
10. The Evil That Men Do (4.34)
11. Wrathchild -- Live (3.07)
12. Can I Play With Madness (3.31)
13. Powerslave (6.47)
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name (7.12)
15. Iron Maiden -- Live (4.50)

Close Up Of Some Of The Set

May 21 - San Antonio, TX Verizon Wireless
May 22 - Houston, TX Woodlands
May 25 - Albuquerque, NM Journal Pavilion
May 26 - Phoenix, AZ Cricket Pavilion
May 28 - Concord, CA Concord
May 30 - Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
May 31 - Los Angeles, CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
June 2 - Seattle, WA White River Amphitheater
June 3 - Vancouver, BC Pacific Coliseum
June 5 - Calgary, AB Saddledome
June 6 - Edmonton, AB Rexall Place
June 8 - Regina, SK Brandt Center
June 9 - Winnipeg, SK MTS Centre
June 11 - Rosemont, IL Allstate Arena
June 12 - Cuyahoga Falls, OH Blossom Music Center
June 14 - Holmdel, NJ PNC Bank Arts Center
June 15 - New York, NY Madison Square Gardens
June 17 - Camden, NJ Susquehanna Bank Centre
June 18 - Columbia, MD Merriweather Post Pavilion
June 20 - Mansfield, MA Tweeter Center for The Peforming Arts
June 27 - Bologna, Italy Gods of Metal Festival
June 29 - Dessel, Belgium Graspop Festival
July 1 - Paris, France Ominisport De Bercy Arena
July 2 - Paris, France Ominisport De Bercy Arena
July 5 - London, England Twickenham Stadium
July 9 - Lisbon, Portugal Super Bock Super Rock Festival
July 11 - Merida, Spain Via de la Plata Festival
July 16 - Stockholm, Sweden Stockholm Stadium
July 18 - Helsinki, Finland Helsinki Olympic Stadium
July 19 - Tampere, Finland Ratina Stadium
July 22 - Trondheim, Norway Lerkendalstadium
July 24 - Oslo, Norway Valle Hovin
July 26 - Gothenburg, Sweden Ullevi Stadium
July 27 - Horsens, Denmark Horsens Gods Bane Pladsen
July 31 - Wacken, Germany Open Air Wacken Festival
August 2 - Athens, Greece Terra Vibe Park
August 4 - Bucharest, Romania Cotroceni Football Stadium
August 7 - Warsaw, Poland Gwardia Stadium
August 8 - Prague, CZR Slavia Football Stadium
August 10 - Split, Croatia Split City Stadium
August 12 - Budapest, Hungary Sziget festival
August 14 - Basel, Switzerland St Jakobshalle
August 16 - Assen, Holland Assen TT Circuit



Tags: Iron Maiden

Comments (39)

THREE guitar players? Who is that other guy?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 9:11 AM

That looks awesome. Anyone have the presale pw?

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 9:25 AM

Guitar player #3 is Janick Gers, he joined them in the 90s after a stint with Bruce Dickinson. Obviously, guitarists 2 and 3 are Dave Murray and Adrian Smith.

Posted by Black Bubblegum | March 19, 2008 9:33 AM

Ticketmaster presale with password added.

Posted by brooklynvegan | March 19, 2008 9:35 AM

Anon 9:25:
The Fan Club Only password is unique unfortunately, but we updates the ticketmaster password.... look above.

Posted by Black Bubblegum | March 19, 2008 9:35 AM

...and Dickenson is the pilot of their tour jet -- salute!

Posted by greg | March 19, 2008 9:35 AM

er, Dickinson -- I'm pre-coffee.

Posted by greg | March 19, 2008 9:36 AM

my boyfriend and his friends had extra tix, but i decided not to go. maybe i should have - this looks pretty amazing. i hear rob is flying the tour plane.

Posted by janelle | March 19, 2008 9:41 AM

Dungeons & Dragons with guitars! Yes!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 10:11 AM

way better than, like, everyone.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 11:23 AM

Why did I miss this?


Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 3:36 PM

I went on a whim and i was BLOWN away at what these guys are able to do live.. Both the super old band members and bruce.. his vocals were SPOT on!

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 4:25 PM

I don't know where you got that they played Phantom of the Opera. They did play Rime of the Ancient Mariner though.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 10:19 PM

^^ Disregard that. I misread.

Posted by Anonymous | March 19, 2008 10:21 PM

Yes they Played Rime of the Ancient Mariner!! It was one of the most amazing things I have ever seen!!

Posted by Mandie | March 20, 2008 8:35 AM


Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2008 3:27 PM

whats the password

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2008 10:53 PM

"whats the password"

If you mean the Friday Ticketmsater one, it's "learntoread"

Posted by Anonymous | March 20, 2008 11:04 PM

"rock" isn't working :(

Posted by Beeeeve | March 21, 2008 10:13 AM

Gahhh! I need a working password!

Posted by CTC | March 21, 2008 1:17 PM


Posted by Anonymous | March 21, 2008 1:26 PM

Just found that. It works. Thanks!

Posted by CTC | March 21, 2008 1:30 PM

and heres the setlist from the show. a-freakin-mazing.

01. Intro - Churchill's Speech
02. Aces High
03. 2 Minutes to Midnight
04. Revelations
05. The Trooper
06. Wasted Years
07. The Number of the Beast
08. Run to the Hills
09. Rime of the Ancient Mariner
10. Powerslave
11. Heaven Can Wait
12. Can I Play With Madness?
13. Fear of the Dark
14. Iron Maiden
15. Moonchild
16. The Clairvoyant
17. Hallowed Be Thy Name

Posted by bryan maiden | March 24, 2008 3:22 PM

Iron Maiden is one of my favourite bands to whom I’ve great passion because their way of singing is so special. For a long time and this band is making efforts to improve music from their own perspective. The band’s fans are so great and I feel happy to consider myself as of them. I always do my best to attend heir concerts but sometimes I can’t afford some prices. But lately a friend, who’s Iron Maiden fan too, has recommended me a site where to compare ticket prices before booking. I really find it a great idea because this way I can look for the cheapest prices offered.
Any way, if you love this band you may agree with what I’m saying if not I don’t want to hear you saying something bad about them.

Posted by Santana | March 26, 2008 11:33 AM

who is that other guy? are you kidding me? they've had 3 guitarists for almost 10 years!

Posted by not a retard | June 11, 2008 12:58 PM

there was another solow 7th son of the 7th son

Posted by dalton | June 13, 2008 12:17 AM

Clearly - these guys haven't slowed down (and they all still have their hair!). Great show, brought my 14 year old son, who's only exposure to them has been their music on his video games - he was blown away!

Posted by John | June 15, 2008 7:52 AM

iron maiden rocks! number of the beast is cool

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Posted by Anonymous | June 17, 2008 6:45 PM

Went to PNC with my wife. This was THE BEST CONCERT that i have been to in years! Maiden f'in rocked out! The thunder and lightning just made for an even more fired up show and all of us fans were absolutely as fired up as possible. They were great!!! I'll see them every year until they stop touring. Amazing song list and even better effort from them. True Metal Gods!They havent slowed down AT ALL!!!

Posted by Roy Bredt | June 18, 2008 6:14 PM


Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2008 2:27 PM

iwent to the rain was cool every time a boltt of lightening clapped everyone cheered my first concert ever and i dont think ill ever see anothe like it. i didnt even know trivium was opening untill they came on that was an amzing suprise cause tere one of my favorite bands too (not as good as maiden though) strong setlist cant wait to see em' again UP THE IRONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | June 20, 2008 2:32 PM

the three guitarists are
adrain smith,
yanic gers
and dave murray

keep on rocking guys

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