Friday, April 8, 2011

Iron Maiden filming live DVD in South America this weekend

When it rains, it pours: rarely visited by international rock acts, South America is currently rocking with tours by both Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden.

Osbourne’s OzTV has been capturing the action for fans, packaged into 3-minute webisodes; Maiden, on the other hand, are doing up some big time video of their own.

Maiden are filming their April 8 and April 10 concerts in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile, respectively, for a future DVD release.

"We will record two shows; we will use footage from both concerts for the DVD,” bassist Steve Harris tells Chile's Futuro 88.9 FM. “"We have amazing supporters in Chile and Argentina, and we want to show more of the audiences from those parts of the world. We already filmed some footage there for the 'Flight 666' movie, but only one song per country was used. We will now have a chance to show much more of the crowds in Chile and Argentina.”

"Wherever we go,”
added Harris, “we are always asked what the best audiences in the world are, and we always say that it is South America - Chile, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Now we can show it."

Maiden are planning to change the set up a bit for the filming.

"The setlist that we are playing is basically the same we have been playing on this tour, what you have been able to see on Internet,” Steve said. “The sets that we will do in Chile and Argentina will be the same, but for these two special shows that will be recorded, we have prepared more songs and a bigger production. So what you will see in Chile will be a long and big show."

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Iron Maiden – Heaven Can Wait
Palmeiras Stadium – Sao Paulo, Brazil – March 2, 2008

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