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This Is Metal, Ya'll

Iron Maiden is on our tour and it doesn't get much more metal than that, right? I've been enjoying the live clips as they pop up on YouTube. Like most of the bigger tours this summer, Iron Maiden is bypassing my area. Are you going to see this tour?

Here's "Seventh Son of a Seventh Son"

"The Number of the Beast"

Reader Comments (15)

I'd love to see them do The Prisoner. I've seen IM several times over the years, and while always great (high energy for sure) they have not played that tune - which is my favorite from them.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Saw this tour back in '88. If they bring it to Europe I'll be there again.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSnoot
I'll be there July 5th (Chicago) when Alice opens for 'em. Can't wait!!
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNancy
ive seen maiden a few times as well and they were awesome and also had some good opening bands such as dio, dirty deeds, wasp bailed last min in our area,and many more, looking forward to it as they are scheduled to play near me again in july i beleieve and its my darkest days and someone else oening cant rememeber off hand but my darkest days is pretty good.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
I will see them for the first time on Friday July 13th. I can not wait. Hoping to hear The Wicker Man, Wasted Years, When the Wild Wind Blows and so many others.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Rita! Are you sure you wanna see Maiden on Friday the 13th, hahaha!!!

Personally, as most of you know, I really only like one song from these greasers -- "Can I Play With Madness". Their mistake is relying on Steve Wotzisname so heavily for the songwriting.
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Was wondering how long it'd take ya MB!!! LOL 8-)
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Hey, Gary!

After giving Christian so much sh*t for never posting and threatening to go on strike over it, I found out it was because he was sick.

Then I had to travel on business for three days with literally no time to comment and I was happy to see I might as well just retire because, going back through all of the comments made on all of Al's (and special guests) great posts I missed out on, so many of those reader's barbs are so awesome, so well written, that, even if I don't agree with them, they are far better than anything little ol' me could write.

p.s. And, of course, I had to go back in time to the ones I missed to make my usual ill informed (hahaha!!!) comments on every last one of them. I am especially impressed by the spirited debate that's been taking place on HIM's "The America Rocks Tour 2012 -- Live Review" post. Best comments I've seen on this site bar none! I think it's up to 31 comments or so and in this particular case, they all make extra points for above average "QOI" -- Quality Of Insight. I'll be going back in there, too, later today if anyone cares to join me, after I eat brunch with this blonde airhead who's never even heard of Iron Maiden. Ah, Bliss!
June 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
"Golf Clap for Metal(wikipedia)boy
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
Can't wait until August 17th. I have been waiting for the tour kickoff to see what the set list is going to be and it looks awesome. I'm looking forward to hearing Seventh Son live. I would love to see the show with Alice Cooper opening, but I get Coheed and Cambria instead
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChris
Saw them two tours ago when the did the Somewhere in Time tour. So freaking great. It was like being a kid again, I just wished I had my jean jacket with a back patch. We get them at in August unfortunately outside and I'll will be there.
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Just saw this tour in Atlanta....MAIDEN IS SO OVER THE TOP, Just Kings of Metal!!! ALICE COOPER WAS SMOKIN' GOOD! GO SEE THIS BILLING if you can!!!
June 25, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
Appreciate the... ahem... applause, Jeff, but what do YOU think? This is a comments page, after all. Oh, wait, I hear 'em callin' ya back on Blabbermouth. Better skadaddle.

p.s. I also REALLY like Dickinson's solo effort, "Tattoed Millionaire", as many of you already know. Now that's Rock and Roll!
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Taking my boys to see Maiden on Friday night in Camden NJ [Philly]. I figure Alice Cooper may never tour again and they really need to see his show, from whence all else has been borrowed and stolen. Finally seeing Maiden myself for the first time - that will be cool to share with the kids too.
June 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetal Dad / nirVrana
Dad! There you are again! Glad to sse you're back on here! Great observation about Cooper. I suppose if yer willing to cave on seein' Maiden, than I'm all in, too.

Of course, the difference is the glaring fact that you actually like these Neanderthals. Still, I suppose I should go if the opportunity presents itself since these guys are probably headin' to Tampa anyway.
June 27, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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