Review / photos: Iron Maiden rips into Tampa's St. Pete Times Forum in rare tour stop
Iron Maiden fans probably didn't mind it one bit, but we'll go ahead and tell you that the British heavy metal icons didn't play their most famous song, Run to the Hills, during Sunday's concert at the St. Pete Times Forum.
But for fans of the band who traveled far and wide to see the show -- one of only two North American gigs for the band this spring -- it didn't matter. The St. Pete Times Forum was loud and crazy all night as the group played a show that focused on the band's newest album, with some old hits thrown in:
And hoo boy, was it mind-scramblingly loud, with a three-guitar assault and Nicko McBrain's heart-pounding drumming. Lead singer Bruce Dickinson, he of the hellbound operatic quaver, is 52 now, but he still hops and bops about like a surly leprechaun on Red Bull.
And there was a lot of stage to cover, adorned as it was as a haunted space station. Think "Close Encounters of the Undead Kind" and you'll be close.
Click here for Sean Daly's full Iron Maiden Tampa concert review. And get more of Luis Santana's photos from the Tampa concert after the jump.