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andrew_metalhead
02-18-2010, 01:48 AM
Travelled 22.5 miles by bus (one way), no ride back home, almost passed out after head banging like insane to "Killers", would have slept on the bus stop if I had to, because all this was to see the original singer of Iron Maiden perform. Paul DiAnno take a bow and up the fucking irons!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa\m/

Pics: http://metalassault.com/gallery.php?y=2010&m=2&s=Paul&d=17

Review coming up very soon.

1. Wrathchild
2. Prowler
3. Marshal Lokjaw
4. Murders In The Rue Morgue
5. The Beast Arises
6. Children of Madness
7. Faith Healer
8. A Song For You
9. Ides Of March
10.Killers
11.Phantom Of The Opera
12.Running Free
Encore:
13.Transylvania
14.Iron Maiden

The_jman
02-18-2010, 07:20 AM
Travelled 22.5 miles by bus (one way), no ride back home, almost passed out after head banging like insane to "Killers", would have slept on the bus stop if I had to, because all this was to see the original singer of Iron Maiden perform. Paul DiAnno take a bow and up the fucking irons!!!!! Yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa\m/ Pics and review coming up very soon.

1. Wrathchild
2. Prowler
3. Marshal Lokjaw
4. Murders In The Rue Morgue
5. The Beast Arises
6. Children of Madness
7. Faith Healer
8. A Song For You
9. Ides Of March
10.Killers
11.Phantom Of The Opera
12.Running Free
Encore:
13.Transylvania
14.Iron Maiden
how'd you get home then?

IrritatedTrout
02-18-2010, 08:31 AM
No Blitzkrieg Bop?

andrew_metalhead
02-18-2010, 10:29 AM
how'd you get home then?

Yeah I did find a ride after all .. but going into the show I knew that I didn't have a ride and there was no bus back.

No Blitzkrieg Bop?

It was on the list taped on stage as the last song but they cut it out because they were really late hitting the stage. They took an hour to start playing after Icarus Witch ended their set.

Original post updated with link to picture album.

ijwthstd
02-18-2010, 10:12 PM
I think Paul was just winded (he said he had laryngitis). Hard to imagine a 90 second song getting cut due to time restraints!

davidis138
02-18-2010, 11:12 PM
Saturday is gonna be good :rocker:

rjturtle9
02-18-2010, 11:35 PM
Saturday is gonna be good :rocker:

Im gonna be there. I just hope I can buy tickets at the door, and if they will still have any cause im leaving to the show late :hmm:

davidis138
02-19-2010, 12:54 PM
Im gonna be there. I just hope I can buy tickets at the door, and if they will still have any cause im leaving to the show late :hmm:

:lol: dude if he's billed as "original voice of Iron Maiden" he obviously doesn't have too much selling power so I'm sure tickets won't be going fast even on the day of the show. I'm looking forward to "Prowler" and "Killers" :drool:

Maiden33
02-19-2010, 01:16 PM
:lol: dude if he's billed as "original voice of Iron Maiden" he obviously doesn't have too much selling power so I'm sure tickets won't be going fast even on the day of the show.:

Guessing you don't know that a lot of the shows on this tour sold out?

es156
02-19-2010, 04:08 PM
Guessing you don't know that a lot of the shows on this tour sold out?

I would be shocked if he sold out any shows on this tour. Word on the Maiden board is that there were only 36 people at the Reno show. Where did you hear that he was selling out shows?

IrritatedTrout
02-19-2010, 06:41 PM
There was hardly anyone at the VA Beach show. But then again, it's not a very big rock town.

davidis138
02-19-2010, 08:47 PM
I was not aware he was selling out shows and I'm not saying he's washed up or anything but if 9 out of 14 of his songs are Maiden songs I'm just sayin it seems he can't escape the "I was in Iron Maiden" thing. I like Paul Di'Anno. The first Maiden album I bought was Killers. And yeah maybe the Santa Anna show is gonna be different.

andrew_metalhead
02-20-2010, 01:05 AM
Review up. http://metalassault.com/Live_Reviews/021710_Paul_DiAnno.php

Travis The Dragon
02-20-2010, 05:35 PM
I would be shocked if he sold out any shows on this tour. Word on the Maiden board is that there were only 36 people at the Reno show. Where did you hear that he was selling out shows?

36?!?!?!?!?!?! I figured because of who he was, there would be at least 1,000 people at every show. Do you have a link to the thread of the Maiden board? It's not this one is it?: http://www.ironmaidenforum.com/ Because that's the main forum I'm on.

JuuKun
02-20-2010, 05:49 PM
'if you're here only for the Iron Maiden stuff, you should go home. This ain't a Maiden tribute show'

And then his set this tour has been, what, 9 Maiden songs out of 15? :tp:

Sanitarium78
02-20-2010, 06:09 PM
36?!?!?!?!?!?! I figured because of who he was, there would be at least 1,000 people at every show. Do you have a link to the thread of the Maiden board? It's not this one is it?: http://www.ironmaidenforum.com/ Because that's the main forum I'm on.

A 1,000 people? What world are you living in if you're thinking he can draw that at all? There's popular metal bands today who can't even draw that many people at a club. I'm going to see Megadeth next month and the show is sold out. The capacity of the place is around 1,200. You honestly think Paul Di'anno could draw in that range anywhere in the world?

I've seen plenty of bands who have a much bigger name than him who don't even draw a 1,000 a show. There's a very small amount of people who know or even care about Di'anno and the first two Maiden albums. He's made no name for himself outside of Maiden and is lucky to even get 36 people who care enough to go to see him now.

es156
02-20-2010, 10:05 PM
36?!?!?!?!?!?! I figured because of who he was, there would be at least 1,000 people at every show. Do you have a link to the thread of the Maiden board? It's not this one is it?: http://www.ironmaidenforum.com/ Because that's the main forum I'm on.

No, it was not on the free forum. It was on the fan club forum. In a thread about the San Diego show, they estimated about 300 people.

Travis The Dragon
02-23-2010, 04:49 PM
A 1,000 people? What world are you living in if you're thinking he can draw that at all? There's popular metal bands today who can't even draw that many people at a club. I'm going to see Megadeth next month and the show is sold out. The capacity of the place is around 1,200. You honestly think Paul Di'anno could draw in that range anywhere in the world?

I've seen plenty of bands who have a much bigger name than him who don't even draw a 1,000 a show. There's a very small amount of people who know or even care about Di'anno and the first two Maiden albums. He's made no name for himself outside of Maiden and is lucky to even get 36 people who care enough to go to see him now.

MOST of Maiden's fans care about the first 2 albums. In fact, from what I can tell at their forum, most think they are great albums. So, yes, I would think Paul would be popular among Maiden's MANY fans.

And Megadeth playing a club that holds only 1,200?? WTF?? When I saw them in 2008's Gigantour, they sold out the Myth here in Minnesota and that holds around 3,000-4,000. Also, Dimmu Borgir came through the same club TWICE headlining within a year and sold at least half of it.

I guess Paul is just too washed up, but I didn't think it would be that bad. Even the 300 that showed up to San Diego is pretty pathetic. Also, the fact that he was banned from the USA for so long didn't help much. Oh well, could be worse I guess.

Maiden33
02-23-2010, 05:08 PM
I would be shocked if he sold out any shows on this tour. Word on the Maiden board is that there were only 36 people at the Reno show. Where did you hear that he was selling out shows?

Icarus Witch posted on their Facebook page that the New Jersey and New York City shows were sold out, and the NY State show was still packed. I didn't follow anything after that. Naturally I was sure they wouldn't all be that way, but I definitely heard a lot of stories of packed/sold out venues early on.

Sanitarium78
02-23-2010, 05:14 PM
MOST of Maiden's fans care about the first 2 albums. In fact, from what I can tell at their forum, most think they are great albums. So, yes, I would think Paul would be popular among Maiden's MANY fans.

And Megadeth playing a club that holds only 1,200?? WTF?? When I saw them in 2008's Gigantour, they sold out the Myth here in Minnesota and that holds around 3,000-4,000. Also, Dimmu Borgir came through the same club TWICE headlining within a year and sold at least half of it.

I guess Paul is just too washed up, but I didn't think it would be that bad. Even the 300 that showed up to San Diego is pretty pathetic. Also, the fact that he was banned from the USA for so long didn't help much. Oh well, could be worse I guess.

I saw Megadeth on Gigantour in 2005 and they played an amphitheater. They probably had 5 or 6 thousand there. At least all the reserved seats were sold. As for them doing a 1,200 capacity venue, it does seem a little small for them. But the place they're playing is THE club when it comes to booking metal/rock shows where I live. It's also the biggest club we've got for shows here in terms of not only building size but capacity as well. So while it seems small they actually are playing the biggest venue they can here outside of the HSBC arena or the Darien Lake amphiteater.

I know that Maiden fans love the first two albums but there just isn't that much interest to see Di'Anno at all. He just never made enough of a name for himself after he left them for a lot of people to care. As much as I love Maiden if he came to my city I wouldn't even bother seeing him. I can hear all the Maiden tunes he's doing right now done better by Bruce on all the Maiden live stuff I have anyways.

Travis The Dragon
02-23-2010, 07:17 PM
I saw Megadeth on Gigantour in 2005 and they played an amphitheater. They probably had 5 or 6 thousand there. At least all the reserved seats were sold. As for them doing a 1,200 capacity venue, it does seem a little small for them. But the place they're playing is THE club when it comes to booking metal/rock shows where I live. It's also the biggest club we've got for shows here in terms of not only building size but capacity as well. So while it seems small they actually are playing the biggest venue they can here outside of the HSBC arena or the Darien Lake amphiteater.

I know that Maiden fans love the first two albums but there just isn't that much interest to see Di'Anno at all. He just never made enough of a name for himself after he left them for a lot of people to care. As much as I love Maiden if he came to my city I wouldn't even bother seeing him. I can hear all the Maiden tunes he's doing right now done better by Bruce on all the Maiden live stuff I have anyways.
Ya. If I went to see him, the main reason would be just to say that I saw him. Maiden is my most favorite metal band of all time and it'd be cool and kind of historic to see a part of them.

ijwthstd
02-23-2010, 07:48 PM
MOST of Maiden's fans care about the first 2 albums. In fact, from what I can tell at their forum, most think they are great albums. So, yes, I would think Paul would be popular among Maiden's MANY fans.

Iron Maiden only plays a few weeks worth of shows in the U.S. because they don't have the drawing power to fill arenas for months on end coast to coast such as Metallica. Also keep in mind a lot of the people at Maiden shows are drawn in by the cool T-shirt designs and probably don't even know many songs so it's a tough situation for Paul Di'Anno to capitalize on.

It may be a totally different fan base, many of my friends at the Redondo show wouldn't even bother with a Maiden show these days.

Travis The Dragon
02-24-2010, 04:22 PM
Iron Maiden only plays a few weeks worth of shows in the U.S. because they don't have the drawing power to fill arenas for months on end coast to coast such as Metallica. Also keep in mind a lot of the people at Maiden shows are drawn in by the cool T-shirt designs and probably don't even know many songs so it's a tough situation for Paul Di'Anno to capitalize on.

It may be a totally different fan base, many of my friends at the Redondo show wouldn't even bother with a Maiden show these days.

Maiden stated that around 2003, they wanted to cut back on touring so I think that's why they haven't played huge USA tours. I bet they've regained enough popularity to play a full 30-40 city USA arena tour to sell out or come close to selling out every show.

andrew_metalhead
02-25-2010, 10:35 AM
Icarus Witch interview from that show is up.

http://metalassault.com/Interviews/021710_Icarus_Witch.php