It wasn't sold out. They sold around 45,000(?) tickets out of 55,000 or so. I do think they would be able to sell at least 55k today but they probably gave up the stadium project in the UK. Download pays well and when they do indoor shows they sell a shitload of tickets.Was it that bad? I can't actually remember
Bear in mind they were initially to play in 2020, not long after they had done arena tours back to back in 2017 and 18 and, presumably at that time with the same or a very similar setlist to 2018, 2020 leg was initially planned as a lap of honour in UK and EU.I wonder why they chose to play Download over a doing a stadium gig in the UK. Could of done a medium size stadium like Coventry if they didn't think a bigger one would sell out.
Sadly i dont think we'll see another UK stadium show, its been 14 years since the last one now. Problem is that Download is so reliant on having maiden, metallica or slipknot every year, id imagine they just get given a blank cheque and put whatever figure they want on it! Plus i expect festivals are easier with all the stage/infrastructure etc already in place.I wonder why they chose to play Download over a doing a stadium gig in the UK. Could of done a medium size stadium like Coventry if they didn't think a bigger one would sell out.
It was probably the least memorable Maiden gig I’ve been to. I was at university and could only afford tickets in the gods. I don’t remember much of the show. I went with 3 of my mates. One of them bought tickets last minute and sat miles away from us. He was pissed that I didn’t get pitch tickets. Not sure that being on the pitch would have improved much.Dont think sales were at the level theyd hoped and from where i was sitting the sound was piss-poor as well .