Iron Maiden On 'Hot Tours' List

According to Billboard.com, Iron Maiden ranks third behind Lady Gaga and Prince on the latest Hot Tours list.

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According to Billboard.com, IRON MAIDEN ranks third behind Lady Gaga and Prince on the latest Hot Tours list, with totals reported from its "Final Frontier World Tour" that began in June 2010 and included dates in both North America and Europe. The tour resumed in 2011 with a February 11 concert in Moscow at Olympiski, a massive indoor arena built for the 1980 Summer Olympics. Attendance for the performance in Russia was 16,439 with ticket sales topping $2 million (US$). A show in Singapore followed on February 15 with 9,785 in the house at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the country's largest indoor entertainment venue. Iron Maiden was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 53rd annual Grammy Awards, which was held on February 13 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Iron Maiden was nominated for the track "El Dorado", from the band's 2010 album "The Final Frontier". Read more at Blabbermouth.net.

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    jannick
    loz4 wrote: not being a troll, but Iron Maiden are one of the worst bands to see live...plus thier music sounds the same on most records, but it was a free ticket so what the hell, but i'd rather of not gone.
    haha. iron maiden is THE BEST live-bands of all time. they may not make the best music(depends on taste) but they are the ultimate live experince. sure hope that comment was for laughs cause otherwise you must have been raped in the ear as a child...
    CrawlingHorror
    But this reflects the sad state of the industry. Concert promoters still have to depend on acts that been around for 30-40 years to really make a go of it. If it weren't for Ozzy, Rush, Maiden, Kiss, Aerosmith and Metallica, the concert industry would be just about non-existent, which tells you something about the lack of a musical bench, as it were, the labels have been able to foster. I mean, during the 1970's and 1980's, it was very common for the biggest acts to sell out a 10-20,000 seat coliseum for three to six nights running. Now that never happens. Look at it this way: if the same state of affairs had existed in the 1960's and 1970's, the biggest touring acts then would have been Benny Goodman, Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey, and Glenn Miller. This is just an embarrassment and the RIAA member companies ought to be ashamed, but few record execs have ever been known to possess that quality. A combination of the record labels and radio is killing music. I'm just glad I was alive and able to experience the glory days of the 1970's and 1980's. Too bad today's kids don't have their equivalent of that because their corporate cultural masters won't allow it.
    Portuguese_boy
    loz4 wrote: not being a troll, but Iron Maiden are one of the worst bands to see live...plus thier music sounds the same on most records, but it was a free ticket so what the hell, but i'd rather of not gone.
    I don't even like Iron Maiden that much, but they are one of the best live bands I've ever seen.
    savory_softy
    Saw them at Melbourne Soundwave. Some things can never be washed off your pants/retinas.
    theotherguy7145
    Hahaaaa! Seeing them this summer! Can't wait! Looking at the full list, the top one is interchangeable with whatever pop sensation is of the decade. Iron Maiden are a nice surprise, as were KISS. I understand not how STP are on there though! I like them an' all, but didn't realise they were that big! Iron Maiden ftw though. I highly doubt many other artists can go for as long as and release as many albums as them and still be touring as furiously and popularly.
    Scarface88
    loz4 wrote: not being a troll
    Yes you are. Even people that don't like Maiden respect them and admire them for their live performances and for the fact that they go to places no-one else wants to, because it costs too much or there isn't enough fanbase there. Maiden's fanbase, though, is everywhere. Up the Irons!
    vinnym86
    Scarface88 wrote: Maiden's fanbase, though, is everywhere. Up the Irons!
    Maiden Fans of INDIA! Hail!
    queenslander47
    I'll be honest, I was a little disappointed when I saw them in Feb. Bruce was amazing no doubt, but I didn't really think a lot of their song choice or the fact that they play the same set every night (which I'm sorry for a band with such a strong, extensive back cateloge is just ****ing lazy). Maybe my expectations were too high with them but they just didn't impress me that much.
    broken_leg
    Yeah I agree, don't really listen to them that much but saw them live a few weeks ago and they were phenomenal. Would definitely see them again.
    Pippers
    Saw them for the first time this past summer in Chicago. They were amazing. The sound we great, everyone got into the songs. Fear of the Dark was a million times better by actually BEING THERE. Where does Bruce get the endless amount of energy?
    TST2469
    I only recently started getting into them i recently got all their discography I HOPE THEY COME TO AUSTRALIA AGAIN i must see them live!
    METAL JEFF
    I saw them last July,awesome stuff.I'm so glad that they played the current stuff over the old stuff
    Omnisyn
    loz4 wrote: not being a troll, but Iron Maiden are one of the worst bands to see live...plus thier music sounds the same on most records, but it was a free ticket so what the hell, but i'd rather of not gone.
    You sicken me beyond explanation. Seen them last 3 tours and had my jaw dropped each time by their precision and skill, especially for their progressing older age.
    Armagedn
    I saw this tour in D.C., and it was THE BEST DAY OFF MY DAMN LIFE. Totally worth the 8 hour drive.
    ArnaudJ
    It wasn't their best tour, but it was really cool to see 'em live
    loz4
    not being a troll, but Iron Maiden are one of the worst bands to see live...plus thier music sounds the same on most records, but it was a free ticket so what the hell, but i'd rather of not gone.
    shreder666
    loz4 wrote: not being a troll, but Iron Maiden are one of the worst bands to see live...plus thier music sounds the same on most records, but it was a free ticket so what the hell, but i'd rather of not gone.
    Damn, when I saw them in montreal this summer I thought they were ****ing awesome live. I never felt so exhausted after a gig xD.
    Shredderman2010
    saw them in sydney on the sideshow and it was the best concert of my life. they should be #1 on that list
    Chronologo
    Gonna see em' on April 9th for the first time, I've never had a chance before for many reasons, I'm really anxious
    GenerationKILL
    This is because Iron Maiden take time to tour to all the places other bands wont go. and because Iron Maiden is amazing
    EpsilonJSTC
    Prince? I didn't know he's done anything lately, aside from declaring the internet to be a fad.