IRON MAIDEN’s “Maiden England” Tour Wraps UpFriday, 4th October 2013
IRON MAIDEN’s “Maiden England” 2013 world tour came to a spectacular end two nights ago in Santiago, Chile, with a return to the Estadio Nacional, playing to 60,105 fans, “the largest audience by a British band ever” (La Tercera newspaper). This is quite ironic considering MAIDEN was banned by the church from playing in Chile in 1992, yet has played there four times in the past six years alone, and, of course, recorded the live DVD “En Vivo!” at the Estadio Nacional in 2011.
IRON MAIDEN tour production manager Patrick Ledwith has checked in with these details from his 2013 tour logbook:
“Since rehearsals started 131 days ago with 1 band and 102 crew, there have been 46 shows, 1,175,714 MAIDEN fans, 45,350 miles travelled, 44 cities in 25 different countries on 3 continents, 3,853 hotel rooms, 71,579 lbs of air freight, 2,576 stage hands, 350 lighting fixtures, 330 sets of guitar strings, 2,000 picks, 184 drums sticks, 600 rolls of gaffer, 400 rolls of over tape, 598 tanks of CO2 gas, 278 tanks of propane, 3,380 dinners, 96 cheese wheels, 5,646 bottles of Trooper beer, hundreds of miles walked by Hackers… and we have made it to the end of another tour.”
Footage of IRON MAIDEN performing the song “Run To The Hills” in front of 90,000 Brazilian fans at the Rock In Rio festival can be seen below.