I think it is a good review, but people shouldn't go crazy over who's the best band ever! Everyone has their own opinion and everyone has different tastes in music! I'm a directioner myself, so I didn't agree with all of this review, but we're a different generation.
She probably couldn't get sexytime with Harry like all the old ladies.
Are you serious? They aren't bringing anything new? I'm sorry they don't have choreographed dance routines, but it isn't them. They aren't trying to be something they're not. They're singers, and they're good at that. Don't think so? Ask Simon Cowell, the music mogul of our generation. They are the reason he wanted to bring XFactor to the States, to find more talent like them. And oh yes, WE TOTALLY LIKE THEM FOR THE LOOKS, that's why we bought the album right? to listen to their faces? makes total and complete sense. I just suppose you wouldn't know because you don't know anything about them..
Um, well according to JC himself in an article years ago, nsync pretaped their own background vocals so that they could sing and dance at the same time!! GASP! Say it isn't so, but yes, they did. It was never more obvious than at the MTV awards show where they dance back and forth around those huge TV boxes. Not hard to sound "perfect" when there are 9 voices singing at the same time--assuming the soloist wasn't singing to pretaped vocals too.
I went to see Iron Maiden the next date on June 23rd in Atlanta and its the best show ive ever seen in my life. Ive seen Billy Idol, Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Elton John, Judas Priest and every other band that comes within 200 miles of Asheville NC. IRON MAIDEN IS A MUST SEE ON THIS TOUR, BEST SHOW OF MY LIFE.
I thought the sound was pretty bad. It got better over the course of the show, but was never good. That is not the band's fault. Alice Cooper sounded great! I thought to myself, Maiden is going to sound the best I have ever heard in Verizon. Nope..... Bruce's voice was great, but he was hot in the mix and then at times not. Maiden came out it was all Bruce, Steve, and Nicko. Nicko sounded great, as did Steve. It sounded like the guitars were, under a blanket, in a cave, underneath a cave-in. Verizon amphitheater is know for its bad sound. The sound was trebley and shrill. Never full or heavy. I don't know why sound people can't run sound. Didn't you go to school to do that? It is 2012. It aint the gear. The sound person must have been related to the manager. I think a tic/tac/toe chicken could do better, or maybe a monkey. Soundman....Don't make one of the best bands ever sound less than stellar, go scan tickets or something.
Been fan for long time husband is huge fan to the band members of iron maiden greatest show we have ever seen lee my husbands best friend n cousin introduced my husband to iron maidens music @ an early age he died on dec 26 2009 so for my husband to get to c them it was a dream come true to him thank you guys for coming to our town
Flew in from Kansas City, and was worth the trip!!! Will do it again and again before this tour is over. \m/ UP THE IRONS \m/
I enjoyed the show, and early on noticed the prominence of the bass. I was about 20 rows back and didn't really like the mix. As the other comment said, the guitar seemed to be missing a strong role in the sound. I had last seen them in 1983 and was also amazed at the energy at this age. Finally, I was a little disappointed in the end of the encore, where Dickinson introduced the members of the band, and then finished soon after. I would have enjoyed a more rousing ending, and was hoping for Flight of Icarus. It should also be mentioned that Alice Cooper was great. Still, a fantastic show that I'll bet will be very popular this summer.
They've still got it!
I had not seen Maiden in 25 years and was way stoked that these old dudes can still shred. Most amazing to me was Bruce's vocal performance. Sure, we would've loved more guitar in the mix, but overall it was a great show.
Afraid to shoot strangers was released 1992 and haven't been played live since the Blaze years.
Good review. I, too, felt there were a few hitches in the show's giddyup, but chalked it up to First Show of the Tour gremlins. And BTW, Harris is *always* a little too thick in the mix. That's the point. :)
It was hilarious! MC Cataclysm showed up outside Lunchbox with a giant bowl of salad and 12 gauge! We had to tell multiple people walking by and in the store what was up. One guy saw us running out at the end and turned and ran the other way... What a funny juxtaposition from who Mr. Invisible actually are. Thanks for the post Jeff
Great review but the set list is definitely wrong. Third encore song was "The Disco Before The Breakdown", not "I Still Love You Julie". For some reason AM! never plays Julie any of the times I see them live :-(
Pretty sure I remember hearing "Walking Is Still Honest" in there too.
Wow! I have seen many shows in my day and this was one of the tops! People keep in mind the YEARS of putting out these groups have lifted our lives. Can YOU do this for 20 plus years and still get it up. Think not. Great show guys!
Screaming Females canceled this gig a while ago. Ceremony, Joint D and Late Bloomer are still scheduled to play, though. https://www.facebook.com/events/294875710595659/
That kid is amazing for an 11 year old
'Fresh Recording' is being refined...
Stay TUNEd. ;)
If you can't name any of the hits by REO Speedwagon, you either weren't alive in 1981, or you were living in a cave or monastery. They had multiple #1 songs off of a #1 album. If you're not old enough to remember 1981, you really shouldn't be reviewing this concert.
Addendum #2: crowd was slightly weak in size, but there in spirit ...and yellin NC-proud... and least on the fresh recording i just obtained... ;-)
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