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Iron Maiden Rocked Greek Fans In Packed-Out Athens Stadium

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Credit: Twitter / Iron Maiden @IronMaiden

Greek fans of iconic heavy metal band Iron Maiden enjoyed a performance of a lifetime  at the Olympic Athletic Centre of Athens (OAKA) on the evening of July 16th.

The stadium was packed-out with thousands of fans, many of whom had arrived in coaches from all over Greece.

The show, part of the band’s Legacy Of The Beast World Tour, was Iron Maiden’s first concert in Greece since 2018, and the audience gave them a warm welcome back as the band members entered the stage.

The crowd once again hoped that the band might play “Alexander the Great,” a song Iron Maiden never play live because, as the band has previously explained, it doesn’t come out as it’s supposed to in a live show due to its complexity.


Hours before the concert, the band shared images of the stage preparations at OAKA on Twitter.

Iron Maiden has enjoyed immense popularity in Greece since the 1980s and has performed several unforgettable concerts in Athens over the decades, as Greek fans of heavy metal recall.

There are six remaining shows on the European leg of the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour in July before the band crosses the Atlantic to meet their fans in the Americas, including Brazil, Mexico, Canada, and the USA.

Their 2022 world tour finale is scheduled for October 27th in Tampa, Florida.

The band’s discography includes forty-one albums; seventeen studio albums, thirteen live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations recorded since making their debut in 1975.

They have also released forty-seven singles and twenty video albums while two electronic games have been released with Iron Maiden soundtracks, and the band’s music is featured in a number of other video games.

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