Originally Posted by ImmortalEmperor
Those were the first two Priest tours for me as well. I believe Raven opened the "Turbo" tour and Slayer opened the "Ram It Down" tour - or was it the other way around? Long time ago...
For me: Priest over Maiden, and it isn't close...
Priest over Maiden for sure. I've seen them both about 5 times and Priest has never put on a bad show. Conversely, Maiden has put on a couple of lackluster efforts that either had me bored or leaving early (which only happens if a band truly puts out a shit effort). ImmortalEmperor and I saw Maiden together on World Slavery(which is still one of my all time favorite shows), Somewhere on Tour and whatever the fuck Seventh Son of a Seventh Son tour was called. SSoaSS was the show we walked out on basically because they were all flash and not a whole lot of substance - they had no stage set because their semi hauling the stage had turned-over in the desert. This shouldn't have neccesarily been a killer but the sound was atrocious and they completely half-assed it. So we blew out of there truly disappointed in the boys.
Priest has kicked ass Every. Single. Time. But to each their own.
And it was Slayer on Ram it Down.