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Iron Maiden video interviews / shows

Discussion in 'Maiden Chat' started by Forostar, Aug 19, 2007.

  1. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    Spain was a notable exception of a market where they did well when Blaze was in the band, yet their popularity there increased significantly when Bruce and Adrian rejoined the band.
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  2. TheTalisman

    TheTalisman F├ągel

    You don't need to explain that Bruce's return made the audience increase, I'll write it again: "Yet some people will go on and say that they only played "to hundreds" during this time...", I actually saw this recently in another thread.

    Anyway, I'll guess Sweden was another exception. 8 000 turned up for a sold out show at Johanneshov in Stockholm in 1998. The next year with Bruce they had 13 500 at Globen in the same city.
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  3. Whooten

    Whooten Educated Fool

    In the US it is absolutely true that they played to hundreds rather than thousands. That is, when they didn't just cancel the dates outright due to "allergies."
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  4. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    They did well in some markets, that is true.
  5. SirRobbins

    SirRobbins Ancient Mariner

    they cancelled a shit load of shows in the states on the Virtual XI tour....
  6. Mosh

    Mosh The years just pass like trains Staff Member

    It's important to remember that Maiden were declining in the US since 1988.
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  7. Forostar

    Forostar Conjure the Death Star again

    More than some. I saw them in the same big venue (thousands) as in 1999. Don't know anymore if both were sold out or not but it was thousands in 1998 and again thousands in 1999. Also thousands in 1995 but that was a different venue with My Dying Bride as opening act (talk about great opening acts).

    Shitty interest in Anglo-Saxon countries (where metal was not faring well at all) and perhaps some others should not be projected on Maiden's popularity elsewhere. Not visiting the UK in 1999, I always saw that as a "fuck you for letting us down, you can wait another year before we'll back". The USA was more lucky.
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  8. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    They certainly did much better than what Blaze seems to remember nowadays, when he constantly blames EMI for him getting fired rather than his inability to do the old songs justice. ;) On the Virtual XI tour they were playing to bigger audiences than on The X Factor tour; not as big as before, but certainly big enough for Steve not to see it as something worrying.

    On the other hand, not playing in the UK in 1999 had more to do with Steve's tax bill than anything else.
  9. Black Bart

    Black Bart Ancient Mariner

    Well, I envy those who got My Dying Bride, all I got was lousy "plastic metal" bands (namely Murderdolls and Trivium). The third and last time was a festival and I got Sepultura before Maiden.
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  10. Niall Kielt

    Niall Kielt Pulled Her At The Bottle Top

    Whats all this about, then?
  11. GhostofCain

    GhostofCain Ancient Mariner

    I remember someone mentioning that Laz, from the Iron Maiden FC, told him that Steve/Maiden could not play in the UK in 1999 for tax reasons (probably as a result of the deal regarding royalties of the back catalogue).
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  12. srfc

    srfc Nomad

    I remember Real Madrid fans had a huge virtual XI flag at the Champions League Semi Final in 1998. I remember being amazed that Maiden were still a big pop culture reference in Spain at that time.

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