** Updated ** Aaaaaannnd they are Back !!
Sunday 15th February 2009 Iron Maiden Bangalore
Iron Maiden will be playing in Bangalore for the Bangalore Royal Challenge Rock In India Tickets are scheduled to be available from 15th December 2008 through DNA Networks.
Bruce keeps his promise of coming back to India. Iron Maiden Fans who had missed their earlier Mumbai & Bangalore concerts, have yet another chance to watch Iron Maiden Live in Bangalore on 15th February 2009 for the Rock in India concerts.
** Update **
1st Feb 2008: Iron Maiden Mumbai Concert Review of â€œSOMEWHERE BACK IN TIME World Tour 08â€ will come here:
“S C R E A M for me B A N G A L OR E !”
Bruce’s trademark for every city, drew huge response from the Iron Maiden Fans.
I am blogging this from Bangalore now, after the concert, so this could be called as a Iron Maiden Bangalore Concert Review : Simply Awesome !!
I wanted to experience for myself Maiden’s reputation for great Live Performances & boy! they did not disappoint at all.
After first 3 songs from their current album, they sang the old favourites which drove the crowd into a frenzy. Here are the oldies which they performed:
Number of the Beast
Fear of the Dark
Run to the Hills
Hallowed Be Thy Name
2 minutes to midnight
Evil that men do.
For all of the above songs, the crowded joined in singing the lyrics, particularly for ‘Fear of the Dark‘, was amazing in which the crowd did the chorus for “oh O oh O, .. Oh O Oh O, …o ..oh..” which was simply great.
I never expected so many faithful Iron Maiden fans, who knew the lyrics well.
The most unforgettable sight was to see around 10,000 plus mobile phones capturing the moment at which Iron Maiden came on stage. There was a sea of Blue mobile phone screens which could be seen & it was breath taking. I guess, there were approximately around 20,000 people, however, we shall have to wait for DNA to give the exact figures.
*Update* Indian Express reports that there were 30,000 fans who had attended, see article link below.
Bruce was energetic as usual, dancing & jumping all over the stage, at one point, he did climb up the metal scaffolding & slid back down. The music was loud & the typical maiden line up of 4 instead of the 3 guitarists. Eddie made an appearance as a soldier with a gun, however, he was briefly there for one song only.
The stage prop had background default image as the one on their current album. Later for The Trooper, it had the Trooper album single cover image & also had Bruce wearing a red jacket & hoisting 2 British flags. After midway, the stage prop had a battle tank gun which could revolve & Eddie as a soldier sprung up, the crowd liked this.
Bruce said that they would be back in India within 17 months. I hope they keep their promise, as I want to attend the next Iron Maiden Live concert in India too.
Here is a list of articles now appearing on different sites about the Iron Maiden Bangalore Concert Reviews:
Rediff: Iron Maiden bowls India over
Hindu: It was a spirited performance
Indian Express: Maiden concert leaves Bâ€™lore screaming for more
CBN-IBN: B’lore headbangs to Iron Maiden
Please let me know if you come across any more articles or reviews, so that I can add them here….thx.
i so agree with u.it was the best thing that ever happened in blore.u forgot to mention Hallowed Be Thy Name.and a few songs from the new album like different worlds and reincarnation of benjamin breeg were also really good.
Thx Suneet, added Hallowed.
Thanks for the details.
I am a fan who could not make it. 🙂
i m a fan who cant make this historical concert, iron maiden in india, its great, lets see bruce ‘ll keep his promise to come back in 17 months or not, thanxs to u all for all the information.
Hey all u rockers,
It was a dream come true for me when i was there for the maiden concert i pinched myself seeing my band mates and friends head banging. ooohh its not just a dream but maiden live infront of me. Thanks DNA for making our dreams come true.Hope to see more bands here and last but not the least for the DNA team a big thanks for making our lives better. DNA ROCKS INDIA. cheers DNA
you guys are so f**king lucky!! Wish i cud have been there as well. am bloody excited just hearing about it.
Well, Bhunu, I am sure, you must have had a valid reason for not being in B’lore for the Eddfest.
gr8… missed it though may be next time..;)
Q) what does iron maiden has to say abt the concert!!!! any ideas or links, where we find text ver. of maiden menz words!! pls post links
Man….how I wish that I was there. Have grown up to Bruce and gang. Am currently studying in Auckland, NZ, which unfortunately doesnt seem to be in the bands tour venues. Maiden incidentally were the band that got me into this whole metal crazy world. I have fortunately got pictures from friends who attended the Dubai Desert Rock Concert earlier this month, where Maiden was the headlining band. And going by this description the two concert were almost similar. But damn…how Id wished to be there. Hopefully I can make it to the next concert. May Eddie be with you all…..
oh man….. finally maiden in bangalore… i still cannot digest the fact that i saw them live… that concert has freezed my nerves.. WHAT I SAW WAS REAL… I JUST HAD TO BRING THE SAVAGE BACK HOME….
For all u Maiden fans… It was one hell of a show and i was one of the very few to have been within arms length from the god “Bruce” himself…
If you guys are intrested mail me for i have the concert pics and press conferance pics of the band..
BTW i was 3 feet from the stage….when i shot these pics
Mayur, gr8 pics there !! Congrats on getting your pic accepted & uploaded on the official maiden site…gr8!
Are you a full time photographer? So, you were @ the concert as a professional photographer?
Sure, yes, would loove those Maiden concert pics.
I am not a full time photograper. I was @ the concert as a Professional photographer (press).
Please mail me your contact details (email&phone number) we can work out the details out the pics.
U F@@#ing Lucky lot…i have been in Australia since the early ninties but not a single concert date from Maiden jees i only wish i was in India for the concert i would have screamed my heart out….for those who went to the concert “All Of U R Christned” for those who dint ….life aint worth living.
i wasnt there bt maiden was certainly rocking the house.
please send me the details nd certainly the pics of the show
inspite of arriving late n having to jump over the fence onto the 1500/- side…. pushing myself from over 200 feet to like 20 feet from the band was probably the most exhillarating time of my life ever! :D….. u guys know when rhcp’s coming here? n hey i heard metallica’s all set to come here by next yr…. same thing on megadeth….. imagine our luck if it were true…. ;)……
When they played”Hallowed be thy Name”, memories of me begging a stupid fuc%%n DJ to play this song came back to me and that day it was right out of the horse’s mouth, i was speechless and could’nt even headbang.And when he screamed”SCREAM FOR ME BANGALORE….”Mannn…. Now i can DIE
On Iron Maiden’s “A Matter Of Life & Death Tour” I have seen them 3 times, I was there both nights when they played Earl’s Court in decimber and again when they returned in June for Clive Burr’s Charity Gig! Fuckign azmazing, they never fail to get me so pumped!!! Next tour I’m to try and go to at least 5 Iron Maiden concerts,
London, Birmingham, Paris, Norway & then Maybe come to India!!!
Up The Irons!!!
You are lucky to be in UK to view all of those Live concerts! Let me know when you are in India next.
IRON MAIDEN is so cool!!!!! I am a big fan of IRON MAIDEN. I love FEAR OF THE DARK , WASTED YEARS , RUN THROUGH THE HILLS , CAN I PLAY WITH MADNESS , THE TROOPER , NUMBER OF THE BEAST , THE EVIL THAT MEN DO , DANCE OF THE DEATH , TWO MINUTES TO MIDNIGHT , ACES HIGH , BRING ME YOUR DAUGHTER TO THE SLAUGHTER , VIRUS , MAN ON THE EDGE , RAINBOW’S GOLD , HALLOWED BE THY NAME , WHERE EAGLES DARE , TAKE ME HOME , MASTER OF PUPPETS , FLASH OF THE BLADE…. I listen to all these songs!!!!!!!!!!
Bruce Kept his promise..
Maiden in mumbai on Feb 1st 2008.
Up the irons..
Hell yeah!!!! what a concert..it was simply superb.. but i musnt fail to say that i was interviewed by one of the Maiden crew members off stage..”Maiden just rocked the hell outta bangalore”- it really made my day really 😉
The best part of the concert for me was when Bruce actually dedicated Wrathchild to the late Leon Highland (Lead singer of Moksha) It felt really good to know that Iron Maiden did that for him since he was known as the Bruce Dickinson of India. We miss you Leon !!!
Hi my name is sabran n i m a huge fan of iron maiden too n yes i did attend the concert at Bangalore,n i m lookin for 1 particular song that was played that night so if any 1 of u could help me by telling me the names of all the songs that were played in concert plz plz plz…..
Hi dat was an aweome experience i had yesterday. I’m not able to speak properly coz i was also shouting with Bruce. Not only me the whole crowd enjoyed the concert. Maiden Rulz!!!
Well it was my first Maiden Show…Oh Boy !!..Its still playing in my ears and flashing in front of my eyes.
I was in the front row and why not ??..I flew all the way from Kolkata to watch them ..
Worth every single bit of effort to reach there ..Thanks Bangalore…
Up the Irons Man !!!!!
maiden is outstanding.it is a pleasure 2 listen maiden songs.it dignifies rock… iron maiden rulz
i wish i could watch but unfortunately im in hyd
the best heavymetal band