Saturday, February 18, 2012

Iron Maiden comes to Summerfest!

Just announced yesterday morning through the Summerfest site-Iron Maiden with special guest Alice Cooper are going to headline at the Marcus Ampitheatre on Wednesday, July 4, 2012.

The bands' line-up is singer extraordinaire Bruce Dickinson, bassist Steve Harris, Drummer Nicko McBrain, and the triple axe threat of David Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers. Yeah, that's pretty much the classic Maiden we all know and love. What's even more cool is they are going back in time to revisit some of their older tunes, this time culling mostly from their 1988 release Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.

An excerpt from the e-mail that was sent to me....

Comments vocalist Bruce Dickinson, "We have great fun playing the History of Maiden Tours because it gives us an opportunity between new albums to go out and play songs from our earlier catalogue. It's always fantastic seeing the crowd reaction from a new generation of fans who have never experienced some of these tracks performed live before, and of course we know our longstanding fans will enjoy seeing the original Seventh Son Tour re-visited - with many other surprises! Our intention is to play about two thirds of the original track list of Maiden England (shown below*), including some songs we have not played live in a very, very long time, plus other favorites we just know the fans are going to want to hear! We always try to give our fans a great show musically, but we have always tried to make it as entertaining and memorable an experience as we can visually. And we all feel this show is going to do that splendidly! In the 1980's we played Summerfest two or even three times maybe, on the waterfront if I remember correctly. Great times! It will be fantastic to return to Milwaukee again after all this time and we look forward to seeing our fans there, and drinking all your beer!"

And the possible setlist...

1. Moonchild
2. The Evil That Men Do
3. The Prisoner
4. Still Life
5. Die With Your Boots On
6. Infinite Dreams
7. Killers
8. Can I Play With Madness
9. Heaven Can Wait
10. Wasted Years
11. The Clairvoyant
12. Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
13. The Number Of The Beast
14. Hallowed Be Thy Name
15. Iron Maiden

I may go to this one...

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