Sweden Rock Festival
A lot of Swedish heavy metal fans were excited when it was announced Iron Maiden would join the fun at probably the biggest Swedish music festival, Sweden Rock Festival. Four days, 35 000 people, more acts than you can count and lots and lots of hair and beer. Iron Maiden were headlining the Thursday and, well, I think I dare say no one left the concert disappointed. The tour is called The Legacy Of The Beast and it´s based on a video game/comic book featuring mascot Eddie doing whatever he´s up to. Mostly, I assume, killing people.
With no new album to promote, the six turn into a juke box of classics (Fear Of The Number Of Run To The Trooper et al) and lesser aired gems. For the nerds, obviously, the latter are the selling point. So we get Where Eagles Dare, Sign Of The Cross (H-O-L-Y shite, Batman!), The Clansman, For The Greater Good Of God and Flight Of Icarus. My only complaint when it comes to the setlist is only two songs are post 2000. And no Infinite Dreams. But I´m getting used to that.
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