Pure spectacle

"Some things in life are constant. The passing of time, a parent’s capacity to humiliate and embarrass, and of course Iron Maiden. For over thirty-years, the metal titans have been delivering their own brand of theatrical fret bothering to thousands, and with little change to the basic recipe. It’s pure spectacle; Bruce Dickinson and company living in their own carefully crafted realm of macabre horror and chantable choruses, like a nasty, hairier side of Bon Jovi never intended to be shown to the public. Tonight at the O2 is no different, and for that the near 15,000 sweaty punters in attendance are thankful."

Read the full live review of Iron Maiden's gig at the O2 Arena in London on 5th August 2011 HERE.

Photos by Stephen Fourie

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