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Iron Maiden 1st time in countries + the states (of America)

Discussion in 'Commentary Discussion' started by Forostar, Mar 4, 2016.

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In Which U.S. state(s) have you seen Iron Maiden?

  1. Alabama

    0 vote(s)
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  2. Arizona

    0 vote(s)
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  3. Arkansas

    0 vote(s)
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  4. California

    27.8%
  5. Colorado

    5.6%
  6. Connecticut

    0 vote(s)
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  7. Florida

    5.6%
  8. Georgia

    5.6%
  9. Hawaii

    0 vote(s)
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  10. Idaho

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Illinois

    16.7%
  12. Indiana

    0 vote(s)
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  13. Iowa

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  14. Kansas

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  15. Kentucky

    0 vote(s)
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  16. Louisiana

    0 vote(s)
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  17. Maine

    0 vote(s)
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  18. Maryland

    11.1%
  19. Massachusetts

    11.1%
  20. Michigan

    0 vote(s)
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  21. Minnesota

    5.6%
  22. Mississippi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  23. Missouri

    5.6%
  24. Nebraska

    0 vote(s)
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  25. Nevada

    38.9%
  26. New Jersey

    11.1%
  27. New Mexico

    0 vote(s)
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  28. New York

    16.7%
  29. North Carolina

    11.1%
  30. North Dakota

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  31. Ohio

    5.6%
  32. Oklahoma

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  33. Oregon

    0 vote(s)
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  34. Pennsylvania

    5.6%
  35. Rhode Island

    0 vote(s)
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  36. South Carolina

    0 vote(s)
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  37. Tennessee

    0 vote(s)
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  38. Texas

    11.1%
  39. Utah

    0 vote(s)
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  40. Virginia

    11.1%
  41. Washington

    11.1%
  42. West Virginia

    0 vote(s)
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  43. Wisconsin

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  44. Wyoming

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    This countries overview was made by @lira and posted on Iron Maiden Pub facebook group:

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    The 1st MAIDEN show in...

    England: 01/05/1976 - St. Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar (London)

    Wales: 19/08/1979 - Newbridge Memorial Club, Newbridge
    Scotland: 01/11/1979 - Ruffles, Aberdeen

    Belgium: 05/04/1980 - Wheel Pop Festival, Kortrijk
    Finland: 19/07/1980 - Ishallen, Helsinki
    Italy: 29/08/1980 - Castle St. Angelo, Rome
    Germany: 11/09/1980 - Messehalle, Nuremberg
    France: 23/09/1980 - Parc des Expositions, Avignon
    Switzerland: 28/09/1980 - Sankt Jacobshalle, Basle
    Netherlands: 05/10/1980 - Groenoordhal, Leiden
    Sweden: 09/10/1980 - Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm
    Denmark: 11/10/1980 - Brondbyhallen, Copenhagen
    Norway: 13/10/1980 - Drammenshallen, Drammen

    Japan: 21/05/1981 - Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo
    U.S.A.: 03/06/1981 - Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas
    Canada: 19/06/1981 - Concert Hall, Toronto
    Yugoslavia: 06/09/1981 - Hippodrome, Belgrade

    Spain: 02/04/1982 - Palacio de Municipal, Barcelona
    Australia: 07/11/1982 - Capitol Theatre, Sydney

    Luxembourg: 10/06/1983 - Hall Polyvalent, Shifflange

    Poland: 09/08/1984 - Torwar Sports Hall, Warsaw
    Austria: 16/08/1984 - Aichfeldhall Sportzentrum, Zeltweg
    Hungary: 17/08/1984 - Sports Hall, Budapeste
    Portugal: 31/08/1984 - Pavilhão Infante, Porto

    Brasil: 11/01/1985 - Rock In Rio Festival, Rio de Janeiro

    Greece: 13/09/1988 - AEK Stadium, Athens

    Ireland: 23/09/1990 - The Point, Dublin
    Northern Ireland: 24/09/1990 - King's Hall, Belfast

    Iceland: 05/06/1992 - Laugadallshollin, Reykjavik
    Argentina: 25/07/1992 - Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires
    Uruguay: 28/07/1992 - Estacion General Artigas, Montevideo
    Puerto Rico: 26/09/1992 - Estadio Juan Ramon, San Juan
    Mexico: 01/10/1992 - Sports Palace, Mexico City
    Venezuela: 09/10/1992 - Poliedro, Caracas
    New Zealand: 20/10/1992 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

    Czech Republic: 05/04/1993 - Ostrava, Vitkovice
    Slovakia: 06/04/1993 - Zimny Stadion, Bratislava
    Russia: 02/06/1993 - Olympic Hall, Moscow

    Israel: 28/09/1995 - Sing Sing, Jerusalem
    South Africa: 05/10/1995 - Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg
    Bulgaria: 16/10/1995 - Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia
    Romania: 17/10/1995 - Polyvalent Hall, Bucharest

    Slovenia: 21/01/1996 - Dvorana Tivoli, Ljubljana
    Chile: 29/08/1996 - Teatro Monumental, Santiago

    Malta: 30/05/1998 - Open Air, Ta' Qali
    Turkey: 07/09/1998 - Cemil Topozlu Acikhava, Istanbul

    Estonia: 02/07/2000 - Song Festival Grounds, Tallin

    Croatia: 17/06/2003 - Stadium Radnik, Zagreb

    United Arab Emirates: 09/03/2007 - Desert Rock Festival, Dubai
    Serbia: 14/03/2007 - Belgrade Fair Hall 1, Belgrade
    India: 17/03/2007 - Fair Indoor Arena Hall, Bangalore

    Costa Rica: 26/02/2008 - Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José
    Colombia: 28/02/2008 - Simón Bolivar Park, Bogotá

    Ecuador: 10/03/2009 - Estadio Aucas, Quito
    Peru: 26/03/2009 - Estadio Nacional, Lima

    Singapore: 15/02/2011 - Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
    Indonesia : 17/02/2011 - Carnival Beach Ancol, Jakarta
    South Korea: 10/03/2011 - Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul

    Paraguay: 29/09/2013 - Jockey Club, Asunción

    El Salvador: 08/03/2016 - Estadio Jorge González, San Salvador
    China: 24/04/2016 - LeSports Center, Beijing
    Lithuania: 23/06/2016 - Zalgiris Arena, Kaunas

    (62 countries)
    - - - - - - -


    1981. Iron Maiden set foot on the ground in the Land of the Free, for the first time. As we know, 35 years have passed by and our favourite band still hits the U.S.
    I made an overview of all the states Maiden have visited in chronological order. For the first time that is. Every time when a state is listed, it means that Maiden made their debut out there. Naturally, I am not listing all concerts, that's been done before. This is just a little filter, focusing on state and chronology.

    Most states were covered for the first time in 1981 and 1982. Afterwards, "only" 8 more were done.

    Maiden have played in 44 U.S. states. That automatically means, they have never played in 6. Which are these? Find out below! And fill in the poll, if you've ever been to (a) Maiden concert(s) in the States!

    Iron Maiden: US states in visiting order:

    01: 03 June 1981 Alladin Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
    02: 04 June 1981 Memorial Coliseum Phoenix Arizona
    03: 05 June 1981 County Museum El Paso Texas
    04: 14 June 1981 Harpo's Detroit Michigan
    05: 22 June 1981 Rock Stage Milwaukee Wisconsin
    06: 26 June 1981 Point East Lynwood Illinois
    07: 27 June 1981 Agora Theater Cleveland Ohio
    08: 28 June 1981 Capitol Center Largo Maryland
    09: 01 July 1981 Convention Hall Ashbury Park New Jersey
    10: 03 July 1981 Scope Norfolk Virginia
    11: 04 July 1981 Stanley Theater Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
    12: 07 July 1981 Civic Center Myrtle Beach South Carolina
    13: 09 July 1981 Fox Theater Atlanta Georgia
    14: 10 July 1981 Freedom Hall Johnson City Tennessee
    15: 16 July 1981 Shea's Theater Buffalo New York
    16: 25 July 1981 Coliseum New Haven Connecticut
    17: 28 July 1981 Orpheum Theater Boston Massachusetts
    18: 01 August 1981 Swing Auditorium San Bernadino California
    19: 16 May 1982 Coliseum Fort Wayne Indiana
    20: 21 May 1982 Memorial Auditorium Louisville Kentucky
    21: 26 May 1982 Palmer College Alumni Auditorium Davenport Iowa
    22: 04 June 1982 Birmingham Alabama
    23: 09 June 1982 Tallahassee Florida
    24: 15 June 1982 Little Rock Arkansas
    25: 16 June 1982 Tulsa Oklahoma
    26: 18 June 1982 Shreveport Louisiana
    27: 09 July 1982 Saint Louis Missouri
    28: 14 July 1982 Salt Lake City Utah
    29: 16 July 1982 Hele Pavillion Seattle Washington
    30: 28 July 1982 Fargo North Dakota
    31: 30 July 1982 Minneapolis Minnesota
    32: 07 September 1982 Boise Idaho
    33: 11 September 1982 Portland Oregon
    34: 16 September 1982 Lincoln Nebraska
    35: 06 October 1982 Civic Center Portland Maine
    36: 07 October 1982 Civic Center Providence Rhode Island
    37: 21 June 1983 Events Center Casper Wyoming
    38: 13 July 1983 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque New Mexico
    39: 14 July 1983 McNichols Arena Denver Colorado
    40: 10 October 1983 Civic Center Charleston West Virginia
    41: 20 October 1983 Coliseum Charlotte North Carolina
    42: 24 February 1985 Coast Coliseum Biloxi Mississippi
    43: 31 March 1985 NBC Arena Honolulu Hawaii
    44: 04 February 1987 Civic Center Wichita Kansas


    Never performed in:
    Alaska (attempted for Brave New World Tour: Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, 18 September 2000: cancelled)

    Delaware
    Montana
    New Hampshire

    South Dakota (attempted for No Prayer on the Road Tour: Arena, Sioux Falls, 28 February 1991: cancelled)
    Vermont
     
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2017
  2. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    3 for me, California, Texas, and Nevada

    Edit: actually 4, forgot Illinois .. duh.
     
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2016
  3. Donner

    Donner Ancient Mariner

    8 states for me - Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, and Nevada.
     
  4. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Only Washington and Nevada.
    Seattle 2012
    Vegas 2013
    Vegas 2016

    And soon Tacoma 2016!!!!

    Also saw them in Canada..

    Edit: I can't believe they actually played in Idaho. Wow.
     
  5. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Colorado and Nevada. Tried seeing them in California a couple times but it never worked out.
     
  6. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Massachusetts and Nevada for this guy.
     
  7. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    3 for me!

    2003 in New York
    2010 & 2016 in Illinois
    2016 in Nevada
     
  8. Night Prowler

    Night Prowler ɹǝlʍoɹԀ ʇɥƃᴉN Staff Member

  9. Travis The Dragon

    Travis The Dragon The dreamers may die, but the dreams live on.

    I've seen them twice here in Minnesota. They were in 1992 and 2000. Sadly, they haven't been back since.
     
  10. Lampwick 43

    Lampwick 43 Arriving Somewhere But Not Here

    Just one for me. Chicago, IL in 2008, 2010, 2012, and soon to be 2016.
     
  11. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Once, in Massachusetts.
     
  12. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    On a somewhat related note, there was one tour Metallica did in the 80's during which they realised they had covered 49 out of 50 states, and only a New England state was missing - Delaware or New Hampshire, I think. When they saw that, they added a date there just for the sake of it, even though they had to go for a tiny venue.
     
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  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    All in that same tour? Wow. I like such trivia!

    Who knows Rod might have attempted to reach Alaska and South Dakota as well because Maiden hadn't been there yet.

    I wonder why Montana was never done. This is probably due to my lack of knowledge of these states. Also: this:
    Are these states generally seen as in the middle of nowhere areas?
     
  14. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Yes. Basically, a state's likelyhood to be visited by a band like Iron Maiden is proportional to how often you hear about them in pop culture. California, NY, Florida? All the time. Texas, Nevada? Most of the time.

    When was the last time you saw a tv show set in Idaho?
     
  15. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    ^this
    The only thing that Idaho has is potatoes and the Pacific Northwests largest theme park. Everything else is farmland. So I'm really surprised Maiden played there.

    And my guess for why Montana was never done is because there is no Metal scene. The city of Billings is big enough but the only people that live there are Upper class old people. No one likes metal there.
     
    Last edited: Mar 5, 2016
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  16. Perun

    Perun Climbing like a monkey Staff Member

    Scream for me, Billings!

    Nope, can't see that catching on. Then again, "Scream for me, Boise!" doesn't really have a ring to it either.
     
  17. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    It's called The Grinder and it is currently on Fox. :D


    Collin's on point. These states have little to no metal scene, but they also have far fewer people in general - Idaho has 1.6 million people, Montana just over 1 million people in the whole state! Comparatively, the city of Chicago has upwards of 2.7 million people, New York has 8.4 million, and the greater Los Angeles area has 18.5 million people! Even if the metal scene isn't massive in those places, you're still pretty much guaranteed to sell more tickets.
     
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  18. LooseCannon

    LooseCannon Yorktown-class aircraft carrier Staff Member

    Only in Idaho would they make a show named after a gay hookup app and not realize it.
     
  19. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    Billings or Naples for next Maiden date announced? Discuss.
     
  20. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Iron Maiden Book of Souls tour 2017!!!

    Barrow, AK
    Anchorage, AK
    Bellingham, WA
    Eugene, OR
    Boise, ID
    Billings, MT
    Jackson Hole, WY
    Sioux Falls, SD
    Naples (either in Italy, or Florida. I'm not really in on the joke)
     
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