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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Metal Legends Iron Maiden Will Perform at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre This Wednesday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 11, 2017 at 6:42 AM

click to enlarge PHOTO BY JOHN MCMURTRIE
The members of Iron Maiden won't be hanging up their instruments anytime soon, despite what you may have heard. Rumors have run rampant recently that the legendary metal act would be calling it quits after its current tour supporting its latest album, The Book of Souls. It makes sense — after all, the band has been at it for more than four decades. But this is the inexhaustible Iron Fucking Maiden we're talking about, and in keeping, longtime guitarist Dave Murray squashed those rumors in a June 27 interview published in the Riverside, California-based Press-Enterprise. “We’re not stopping after this tour; this isn’t the last tour by any means,” Murray said. “We’re going to finish this one out, which we’re having a lot of fun [doing], and then we’re going to take some time off and next year there’s going to be some surprises.” And metalheads all across the world rejoiced.

Could Be Worse: Swedish heavy metal band Ghost will open the show. Many metal purists turn their noses up at Ghost, decrying the group's costumes and stage shtick as nothing more than a gimmick without the tunes to back it up. Before you join them in naysaying, consider that about half of this tour's dates featured Shinedown as the opener. Then thank Satan that Ghost is coming here instead.

Stream the video for Iron Maiden's "Speed of Light" below:

Iron Maiden
7 p.m. Wednesday, July 12. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights. $29.50 tp $99.50. 314-289-9944.

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