Iron Maiden Set Florence On Fire | Music News


On June 16, I had the pleasure of attend one of the most awaited gig of the Firenze Rocks festival: The Iron Maiden headline performance.


The Italian three-day festival which takes place in Florence had a different headliner each day like Foo Fighters, Guns N’ Roses, Iron Maiden and Ozzy Osbourne but the supported bands, like Avenged Sevenfold and The Kills were amazing too.


The festival, in its second edition, had a massive turnout, averaging 80,000 attendees per night and Iron Maiden’s gig had probably the same audience.



The British band brought an incredible show which took inspiration from the smartphone games produced by the band and its next comics. If you were part of the audience, you would be able to see a World War II airplane in front of you during “Aces High” or the Iron Maiden’s mascot ‘The Trooper’ fighting with Bruce Dickinson and also hear a motivational speech from their frontman about freedom.




The heavy metal band decided to play a lot of records from the past, this is the line-up from the two-hours concert:

“Aces High”
“Where Eagles Dare”
“2 Minutes to Midnight”
“The Clansman”
“The Trooper”
“For the Greater Good of God”
“The Wicker Man”
“Sign of the Cross”
“Flight of Icarus”
“Fear of the Dark”
“Number of The Beast”
“Iron Maiden”
“The Evil That Men Do”
“Hallowed Be Thy Name”
“Run to the Hills”



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