“Iron Maiden returns to Mexico.” The news set fire to the headlines of various media and portals, not only in Mexico but also in other parts of the world, which dedicate some space to the dissemination of Heavy Metal, aware of the affection that the English band has for its fans. Mexicans.
Personalities such as the band’s manager, Rod Smallwood, or Bruce Dickinson himself, have stated, on various occasions, that they enjoy playing in Mexico, for them, it is a pleasure to do so since they consider that their audience is incredible; They show their admiration and fervor in a brutal way, making them feel welcome, in the broad sense of the word.
But this endearing Maiden-Mexico relationship is not new, it dates back to 1983, that is, 38 years ago – throw it out, the band is 46 years old – when Steve Harris and Adrian Smith visited us to promote the album Piece of Mind. At that time, the English had only three studio albums: Iron Maiden (1980), Killers (1981) and The Number of the Beast (1982), but their appeal was such that the passion of their followers overflowed and generated some setbacks on his first visit to Mexico.
For this reason, it is not surprising that the band made up of Steve Harris on bass, Dave Murray, Adrian Smith and Janick Gers on guitars, Nicko McBrain on drums and Bruce Dickinson on vocals, has chosen our country to start their world tour Legacy of the Beast 2022, (then they will visit the United States and Canada), appearing on September 7, 2022, at the Foro Sol.
But let’s go back to 1992. The Palacio de los Deportes, in the extinct Federal District, today Mexico City, received for the first time the hosts of the Iron Maiden, in a memorable concert held on October 1, as part of its Fear of the Dark World Tour, with which they promoted their self-titled album; two dates were added.
At that time, those who will remember the band’s visit caused controversy in the most conservative sectors of the country, as they alleged that it was a “satanic” group; more diabolical was the resumption of diplomatic relations between Mexico and the Vatican that same year.
It took nine years for them to return to the country, headlining the 2001 Headbanger’s Fest, alongside progressives Queensryche and legend Halford. As part of the Brave New World tour, the band deployed their sound power in a new space: Foro Sol, since the Copper Dome was already insufficient for their army of followers.
The rain hit that concert, which did not prevent the fans from showing their love for the group, even Nicko McBrain recognized the fidelity and energy of those present, who were not intimidated by the scourge of Tláloc and gave their all in that chance.
In 2009, the Foro Sol received the band again, now in a kind of mini-festival that included Lauren Harris, Steve’s daughter; the Americans Atreyu, their compatriots, the death metal Morbid Angel and the British masters, Carcass. As part of their Somewhere Back in Time world tour, the group visited Monterrey and Guadalajara; part of those shows were captured in the documentary Flight 666.
For the Final Frontier World Tour, in 2011, the English group offered two shows, on March 17 in Monterrey and on March 18 at the Foro Sol de la capirucha. Later and with the American masters of Thrash Metal, Slayer, and with the Swedish Ghost as guests, they returned to Mexico in 2013, to perform on September 17 at the Foro Sol, as part of their Maiden England tour, where they revived the stage of their 1988 concert, which was part of the Seventh Son Tour.
In 2016, Iron Maiden began its gigantic world tour The Book of Souls in Mexico, with one concert in Monterrey and two in CDMX. It is worth highlighting the album that gave name to this tour and its relationship with the Mayan culture, as well as two other curious events that occurred during his visit: the reception that the band had by a high official of the Peña Miento government, who , with his records in hand, he welcomed the Maidens just got off Ed Force One and the fact that a security person at the hotel where the group was staying, mistook Nicko for a homeless man and did not let him in.
Recently, in 2019, the English group returned to our country, as part of its Legacy of the Beast tour, to delight us with three presentations: September 27, 29 and 30, at the Palacio de los Deportes. Shows that make up the live album Nights of The Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City, which they released on November 20, 2020 and which has Eddie the Head as a cover with a charro suit and on his back, the capital’s cathedral with elements related to the Day of the Dead and the Mexican Revolution.
This double album, which features songs never before recorded on a live album, has a limited edition with a book and an Iron Maiden flag in the colors of Mexico, as well as another version with green, white and red vinyl.
This love for the Maidens is also reflected in what Mexicans listen to, because according to Iron Maiden’s profile on Spotify, Mexico City is among the top three cities in the world that, monthly, listen to the songs of La Doncella de Iron.
Iron Maiden returns to CDMX! All the details of his concert at Foro Sol
Ocesa reported on social networks that the group led by Bruce Dickinson and Steve Harris will be presented in the country’s capital on September 7, 2022.
The presentation of the monumental concert will take place at the Foro Sol and will be part of the Legacy of the Beast World Tour 22.
No, they are not misreading! Iron Maiden will arrive at CDMX to make the Foro Sol vibrate! It is better that you get ready to listen to this legend of heavy metal again, on September 7, “wrote the organizer of the concert.
The pre-sale, exclusively for Citibanamex cardholders, will be on December 6 and 7.
And although it is a group that usually comes constantly to Mexico, the COVID-19 pandemic delayed their return
It should be remembered that this same year, the Iron Maiden released her 17th studio album under the name Senjutsu .
So this new tour is part of the promotion of the new material. In addition to playing the classic songs that placed the group on the pinnacle of metal.
As if that were not enough, in 2020, the English combo launched Trooper. Day of the Dead, a limited edition of his beer, whose drawing of Eddie is inspired by the cover of the album No Prayer for the Dying (1990) and the celebration of the Day of the Dead. Comments and more to: @ADazVega or FB: AbrahamDV .