Iron Maiden Tickets for Sale
Iron Maiden began the Maiden England World Tour last year, but it is still going strong in 2013 with a European leg and a final run through North America on the schedule. The tour was inspired by the re-release of Seventh Son of a Seventh Son, thus, Iron Maiden tickets are an opportunity to enjoy a set list that features many of the tracks from the underappreciated album.
The album, being released to celebrate its 25th studio album, ended the heavy metal rockers reign in the 1980s. Then the band had managed to combine the sound of the 1970s with the contemporary speed metal and had filled arenas around the globe. In honor of that time Iron Maiden is again packing arenas in the 21st century. The fans who eagerly attend the concerts will be reveling in the rhythm guitarist of Steve Harris and the lead vocals of Bruce Dickinson as they perform “Can I Play with Madness” and “The Evil That Men Do”, amongst many other big hits from the decade.
Iron Maiden is not just a heavy metal band. They managed to combine the heavy guitar laden blues rock that emerged in the late 1960s and in the 1970s with the development of the very British new wave in the 1970s.
The band’s development began when rhythm guitarist Steve Harris decided to form a group on Christmas Day in 1975. Harris had left his previous group and began putting together a myriad of musicians in an effort to create a sound he felt lived up to the torture device from the movie The Man in the Iron Mask. Eventually he found the right combination of players.
Harris had Paul Di’Anro as the lead singer, Dave Murray as the guitarist, Adrian Smith as a second guitarist, and Clive Burr as the drummer by the time Iron Maiden released its self-titled debut album, the follow up Killers, and the breakthrough album, The Number of the Beast. Not all these musicians remained members of Iron Maiden. Di’Anro was replaced by current lead singer Bruce Dickinson, Smith was left and came back as a third guitarist (his replacement, Janick Geris remains a part of the group), and Burr was replaced with Nick McBrain.
Iron Maiden never topped the commercial success of The Number of the Beast. Instead, the group became a touring sensation. They still released major radio hits, like “Bring Your Daughter to the Slaughter” and “Be Quick or Be Dead”. Yet, the fans have always been much more interested in the live versions of these songs and the impromptu jam sessions.
These arena rock sessions took Iron Maiden around the world for 100-date tours just about every year from 1980 through the 1990s. The band has flirted with those kinds of concert schedules in the 21st century, but for the most part they have shortened the tours so they can maintain the kind of energy Harris and Dickinson demand.