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Iron Maiden Summer 2010 Tour - Supported by Dream Theater

March 4 2010

Summer, specifically July 18th, 2010, can not come soon enough!

Time for another review ... Progressive Nation 2009 (Dream Theater, Zappa Plays Zappa)

September 7 2009

On Sunday, August 23rd, 2009, I had the pleasure of attending Progressive Nation 2009 - and it was a blast! Here are some thoughts about each band: the location was at the Chicago Theater - and thank you to the promoters for picking a location just 3 blocks from where I live. Nice walk home afterwards :-) Scale the Summit Scale the Summit is a modern day Liquid Tension Experiment - a 4 piece instrumental band that just rocks. They have two guitarists and no vocals - but you really don't miss them. Four outstanding musicians that I am sure picked up a bunch of fans on this tour. Big Elf Big Elf is what I would call classic prog rock - with a touch of that 70's hippie flair that makes me run the other way. Mike Portnoy listed their album as one of his top favorite of 2008, but I had a hard time getting into it. Stellar musicians all, the organ sounds and style just turned me off. If you like the old school prog style - think late era Beattles - with a mix of modern day

Iron Maiden’s Somewhere Back in Time Tour hits Chicago

June 12 2008

Last night, Iron Maiden played the Allstate Arena in Chicago. Billed as the "Somewhere Back in Time" tour This tour ignores any music written or recorded since 1992. It has music from the albums: Iron Maiden Killers Number of the Beast Piece of Mind PowerSlave Somewhere in Time Seventh Son of a Seventh Son Talk about an Iron Maiden fan boy concert! Here is what they played: Winston Churchill speech into Aces High 2 Minutes to Midnight Revelations The Trooper Wasted Years Number of the Beast Can I Play with Madness Rhyme of the Ancient Mariner Powerslave Heaven Can Wait Run to the Hills Fear of the Dark Iron Maiden - with the Eddie sarcophagus and mummy! Encore Moonchild Clairvoyant - with the 15 foot Somewhere in Time Eddie walking the stage Hallowed be thy Name Talk about a show! I went with one of my best friends Dave and we were thinking. He and I went to our first concert without the parents in March 1990. I had just gotten my license and had ac