PDA

View Full Version : Iron Maiden -- Nashville, TN -- September 5th, 2013


justinm4bama
09-06-2013, 12:17 AM
Iron Maiden was one of the first heavy metal bands I've ever listened to and since I've first heard of them I waited about a decade to see them. Made several attempts to see them during that time by buying tickets in DC a few years ago (a firend canceled at the last minute), in Tampa (gas prices went too high), and in Atlanta last year (Army sent me to Ft. Lewis, WA two days before the show). So I've been let down several times that I wasn't able to go by things that were out of my control. When I found out they were coming to Nashville I bought tickets two days after they went on sale in the 1st tier with two of my good friends.

We left Atlanta to Chattanooga to check out a used CD store. Bought 8 CDs (Warlock, KISS, Katakylsm, etc.) for $20 so not bad. After that we went to Stone River which is an old civil war battlefield and took a tour of it which was real cool. When we were done there we had about four hours until the show started so we headed to Rock Bottom (thanks IrritatedTrout for suggesting that) to have a few beers which were really good.

We got in right as Megadeth were halfway through Hanger 18. This was my sixth time seeing them and they play that song every time so no big deal missing it. Then they started playing Wake Up Dead, and by then I was at my seat handbanging. I was really surprised how well Dave sounded! They didn't hardly waste any time in between songs even though She-Wolf got cut from the set they only played 45 minutes.

There was a Wayne's World clip in between one of the songs when he's asking "Do you have any Megadeth?" I thought was pretty cool, and there another clip but I'm not sure from what movie that's from. Before Megadeth went into Holy Wars, Dave talked for a minute about a political song they're about to play and went on talking about how we need to stay out of Syria, but they also need to get their ass kicked too. Thought that was really cool of him saying that because I pretty have the same view on it. Overall their sound was spot on just wished they played a little more, but what a great way to open a show! 8.5/10

Megadeth's set:

Hanger 18
Wake Up Dead
In My Darkest Hour
Sweating Bullets
KingMaker
Tornado of Souls
Peace Sells
Symphony of Destruction
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due

As soon as Maiden came on stage my jaw hit the floor and stayed there for the whole show. It was probably the best arena show I've ever been to. Sound was great, pyro was really cool, setlist was the same, and the band put in 100% effort. The crowd was a little dead from where I was, but for the most part the whole place was going crazy the entire time. So glad I got to finally see IRON MAIDEN!!! 10/10

Moonchild
Can I Play with Madness
The Prisoner
2 Minutes to Midnight
Afraid to Shoot Strangers
The Trooper
The Number of the Beast
Phantom of the Opera
Run to the Hills
Wasted Years
Seventh Son of a Seventh Son
The Clairvoyant
Fear of the Dark
Iron Maiden

Encore

Churchill's Speech
Aces High
The Evil That Men Do
Running Free

zekeyou
09-06-2013, 01:27 AM
Besides She Wolf it looks like they also cut Symphony of Destruction.

Sanitarium78
09-06-2013, 05:28 AM
Besides She Wolf it looks like they also cut Symphony of Destruction.

I doubt they dropped Symphony. The OP probably just forgot to type it. There's no way they don't do that song.

About damn time we got a Maiden review on here. After not hearing anything about the first show I was starting to think something had gone wrong with this page;)

justinm4bama
09-06-2013, 08:47 AM
Besides She Wolf it looks like they also cut Symphony of Destruction.

They did play it. Good catch.

WOLVERINEKILLS
09-06-2013, 08:50 AM
Last night was nothing short of awesome - great review!!!

Zla Vydra
09-06-2013, 09:26 AM
We left Atlanta to Chattanooga to check out a used CD store. Bought 8 CDs (Warlock, KISS, Katakylsm, etc.) for $20 so not bad.

Tell me more about this store. Atlanta is now bereft of any music stores that stock metal.

NickLed19
09-06-2013, 11:33 AM
Last night was amazing, but Nashville crowds are weak. Everyone around me only seemed to know 5-6 songs. The guy a few seats down from me sat down the entire show and texted. Its Maiden guys, get your ass up.

Nobody tops Maiden live.

PowerMaiden
09-06-2013, 12:09 PM
Last night was amazing, but Nashville crowds are weak. Everyone around me only seemed to know 5-6 songs. The guy a few seats down from me sat down the entire show and texted. Its Maiden guys, get your ass up.

Nobody tops Maiden live.



that's just fucking terrible, unfortunately I'm not that surprised, I've seen a lot of pretty lame U.S. crowds over the years, but for a classic setlist like this I would have hope to see everybody rocking


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

NickLed19
09-06-2013, 12:44 PM
that's just fucking terrible, unfortunately I'm not that surprised, I've seen a lot of pretty lame U.S. crowds over the years, but for a classic setlist like this I would have hope to see everybody rocking


Cheers !
PowerMaiden

It was not much better last year when I saw them. A lot of people buy tickets to hear RTTH, NOTB, The Trooper, and Fear of the Dark. Its sad but true.:confused:

marker
09-06-2013, 04:22 PM
It was not much better last year when I saw them. A lot of people buy tickets to hear RTTH, NOTB, The Trooper, and Fear of the Dark. Its sad but true.:confused:

Well it is Nashville, maybe they were expecting Kenny Chesney to jam with them.

es156
09-06-2013, 08:34 PM
They did play it. Good catch.

Symphony was played after Peace Sells.

Butcher of Birth
09-06-2013, 08:44 PM
Dave just needs to get off his high horse in terms of politics. Both Bruce and Dave spoke about Syria and the conflict, but Bruce let the song speak for itself whereas Dave went on his soap box and left me wishing he hadn't opened his mouth.

Maiden were spot on, where the pyro was not. The flares and sparks for The Evil that Men Do went off mid-song and if you watch some footage Bruce has a word from his ledge to the techs backstage.

Also, WZTV was reporting that Megadeth were the headliners and sold the place out. (http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wztv_vid_19917.shtml)

IrritatedTrout
09-06-2013, 08:51 PM
Last night was amazing, but Nashville crowds are weak. Everyone around me only seemed to know 5-6 songs. The guy a few seats down from me sat down the entire show and texted. Its Maiden guys, get your ass up.

Nobody tops Maiden live.

From where I was I thought the crowd sounded strong and Bruce seemed quite pleased. In fact, it seemed to me that he was almost shocked at how good it was, maybe he wasn't expecting much. :lol:

TheNobleFaceHumper
09-06-2013, 08:56 PM
Megadeth's set:

Hanger 18
Wake Up Dead
In My Darkest Hour
Sweating Bullets
KingMaker
Tornado of Souls
Symphony of Destruction
Peace Sells
Holy Wars... The Punishment Due



FUCK, YOU.

That's my favorite megadeth song and I've never heard it live in the 3 times I've seen them.

NickLed19
09-07-2013, 02:10 AM
From where I was I thought the crowd sounded strong and Bruce seemed quite pleased. In fact, it seemed to me that he was almost shocked at how good it was, maybe he wasn't expecting much. :lol:

Crowd around me was bad. Everyone always screams when Bruce says scream, but I am talking about reactions to a lot of the songs.

IrritatedTrout
09-07-2013, 07:14 AM
I liked the bit about now knowing which to burn first, country or western.

Also, in 18 previous shows I've caught one Dave Murray pick, in Nashville I caught three, how does that even happen? haha

NickLed19
09-07-2013, 10:12 AM
Nashville is your lucky city.

I already wanna see Maiden again.

gangrene
09-07-2013, 10:43 AM
I already wanna see Maiden again.

Indeed. This is painful.

XDoomsayerX
09-07-2013, 11:16 AM
Last night was amazing, but Nashville crowds are weak. Everyone around me only seemed to know 5-6 songs. The guy a few seats down from me sat down the entire show and texted. Its Maiden guys, get your ass up.

Nobody tops Maiden live.

Naw nigga...

IrritatedTrout
09-07-2013, 07:17 PM
:tp:

Motorvatin
09-07-2013, 08:18 PM
it was my fourth time seeing maiden and was the third best show of those four, and it was still a 10/10. the sound was perfect. they were on fire and very energetic. very glad i caught this tour. would love to get to stl sunday, but really shouldn't. i posted several videos on youtube, my handle is motorvatin11 if you want to check them out. not the best at holding the camera still while jammin' but for me, the best was the 83 tour and then 85, 13, 10.

MetalIsArt
09-08-2013, 09:51 AM
It was not much better last year when I saw them. A lot of people buy tickets to hear RTTH, NOTB, The Trooper, and Fear of the Dark. Its sad but true.:confused:

Imho, the only truly good album they've made with Bruce after his return was BNW. Allthough I must say that TFF was a big step forward after AMOLAD.

I like that setlist.

Travis The Dragon
09-08-2013, 04:58 PM
Here (http://www.dimeadozen.org/torrents-details.php?id=464147) is an audio bootleg of the entire show.