I had a great time tonight at the Superpages Center (still think of it as Starplex, but…), watching Iron Maiden kick off their Final Frontier tour. The weather held, none of the threatened rain actually fell and the temps stayed comfortable.
The opening act was Dream Theater, and while I tend to blow off opening acts because, frankly, many of them stink, this was a pleasant exception. They’ve got a great sound but unfortunately didn’t have much commercial success. Check out some of their stuff over at Amazon. They did a great job and I’m glad I finally got to see them live, it was worth the wait.
The Maiden part of the show was great, they played lots of new stuff that I haven’t heard along with many old favorites. There were a few more tunes that I’d have loved to have heard them do, including Aces High and Wasted Years, but with as deep a catalog as they’ve got they can’t please everyone. Closing the show with Running Free was fun though!