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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)
    0.0%
  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

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  7. Florida

    5.6%
  8. Georgia

    5.6%
  9. Hawaii

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  10. Idaho

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  11. Illinois

    16.7%
  12. Indiana

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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)
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  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

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  28. New York

    16.7%
  29. North Carolina

    11.1%
  30. North Dakota

    0 vote(s)
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  31. Ohio

    5.6%
  32. Oklahoma

    0 vote(s)
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  33. Oregon

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  34. Pennsylvania

    5.6%
  35. Rhode Island

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  36. South Carolina

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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

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  43. Wisconsin

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  44. Wyoming

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Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. Brigantium

    Brigantium Work Geordie for hire Staff Member

    And no UK dates :p
     
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  2. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Wilmington is the largest city in Delaware and it is only a 19 minute train journey from downtown to central Philadelphia which also means it's about a 2 minute flight on Ed Force One. The band could do a daytime matinee in Wilmington and have a dozen Trooper Ales before performing in Philly the same evening.

    Maryland, 1987. But I have seen Maiden on three continents...Australia, Europe and North America.
     
  3. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Landover or Baltimore?

    In other words: have you seen Sea of Madness or not?!
     
  4. Dityn DJ James

    Dityn DJ James A coma stole my name.

    Still surprised they played in Alabama, in 1982 haha.
     
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  5. The Mid-Distance Runner

    The Mid-Distance Runner Climb like a lemur!!

    Landover so no Sea of Madness, it stills hurts me to this day. When the backdrop of the the ship appeared I thought they were going to play Alexander The Great but I was actually relieved it was for Rime Of The Ancient Mariner. Wish it was Alex now.
     
  6. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Huh. Landover did have Sea of Madness in the setlist, and Baltimore did not, according to some sources on the net. Maiden played Sea of Madness in the beginning of the North American leg and then dropped it.

    EDIT:
    Wait a minute!! I just found out about some annoying inconsistencies on the Maiden Commentary. The setlists of the first two gigs from North America do list Sea of Madness, but the pictures (back covers) do not! Hmm, looks like this song was dropped in the Atlantic when they crossed it ....
     
    Last edited: Mar 8, 2016
  7. terrell39

    terrell39 Ancient Mariner

    Houston has 2.2 million people in Texas (the 2nd most populous state in US) and yet Texas was skipped on AMOLAD and TBOS tours. So it is not just about population as much as finding a promoter (I would assume...don't know that much about the insides of the music biz).
     
  8. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    Oh, it's about a lot more than just population for sure (travel plans, best deals with venues, previous ticket sales in the region, etc), but I think places with a very small population are far less likely to see a big concert swing through their town.
     
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  9. Collin

    Collin Jambi

    Definitely true. The city where I live Spokane, WA has a small population (300,000) compared to other cities. The biggest concerts we had in the last few years were Kiss and the Eagles. This city has a big metal scene too. If Maiden were to come here then they would Definitely sell out our Arena which seats about 13,500.
     
  10. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Hmm. Apart from the obvious Nevada (hence the recent meet), there's no state with more than two different people.
     
  11. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    Makes sense, the US forum members are a bit spread out geographically.

    I'm surprised there aren't more votes for California. Maybe you'll see more there (and perhaps Colorado) after this year.
     
  12. MrKnickerbocker

    MrKnickerbocker clap hands

    I know there's a few of us in IL, too, so it's weird that there aren't more votes for it. Lack of poll knowledge?
     
  13. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Yeah who knows. We could tag them (perhaps after the Chicago meet).
     
  14. JudasMyGuide

    JudasMyGuide Domini canis

    My knowledge of Montana comes mostly from those 90's Robert Redford movies, however judging from that, that's definitely no state for a Maiden concert. :D

    However, I keep wondering why no Delaware, New Hampshire and Vermont? I never though these were somehow "middle of nowhere" or whatever...
     
  15. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    They're not, but it's easy to travel to Boston or New York from those states, so there's no need to visit all of them.
     
  16. bearfan

    bearfan Ancient Mariner

    I was a bit surprised they skipped Texas at all this tour ... on ME they did Dallas, Houston, San Antonio the first leg and then Austin the 3rd leg. TFF they did the Houston, San Antonio, Dallas run as well. Pretty sure San Antonio will be swapped for Austin in the future as there is a nice new venue in Austin (which is only a 40 minute drive tops from San Antonio anyway)

    But, given how few US shows they did this tour, a lot of big places would be bound to be missed

    .. and you guys missed the best one .. Scream for me Bismark!
     
  17. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Check the opening post for all countries Maiden has visited, plus dates (from 1st time visit)!

    @Niall Kielt it took Maiden fourteen years (1990!) to play in Northern Ireland.
     
    Last edited: Sep 12, 2016
  18. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    I know! Not many bands came this way in the 80s so Im told. Im glad I was too young to know what I was missing! We also had a gap between '95 and 2011 though they played Dublin a couple of times in between
     
  19. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    Damn, Ireland as well indeed (I overlooked it and thought they would have been earlier than 1990)!
     
  20. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    I know, it seems crazy given the proximity between mainland UK and Ireland. One can only assume they were afraid of the bombs an shit!

    Seems even more crazy how long then took to get round to some South American countries, given the special relationship they seem to have there now, like 2008 before they hit Columbia!
     

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