The Met Lounge starts its autumn run of tribute band shows with a return appearance from the UK#1 tribute to Rock Metal Gods Iron Maiden.
Hi On Maiden are the only Maiden Tribute band who are officially recognised by the real Maiden and they’re coming back to the club on Bridge Street on Friday September 14.
The band have appeared at the venue several times over the past six years but still remain one of the most popular tribute bands to play The Met.
This summer the real Iron Maiden played a series of six shows around the UK to over 100,000 people. If they all turn up at the 200 cap Met Lounge on the night then it could be interesting!
However, Met owner Steve Jason is offering the old Maiden fans the chance of grabbing £10 worth of free beer at the gig if they’re a concert ticket collector!
It’s just over 30 years and 1 month since the original Iron Maiden made their first headline appearance at the Monsters Of Rock Festival held at Donington Park Nottinghamshire ( August 20th 1988) and The Met is offering the free drinks to anyone attending on the night who can produce the original ticket for the Festival to reception when they arrive.
“The 1988 Festival set the attendance record for the event,” said Steve. “Over 109,000 people on the day and in those days I used to arrange coaches to concerts and we took over 40 coaches from East Anglia to the event including four coaches or 200 people from Peterborough alone. Maybe there are some fans that went on the coaches still in the area with their ticket!
“I think tickets were around £15 for the event so if they’ve still got the ticket and produce it on the night they’ll be getting nearly 66.6% ( incidentally, 666 is the ‘Number of the beast’- one of Iron Maiden’s biggest songs…) of what they paid back in free drinks!”
You may be catching the real Maiden on their UK tour this summer but nothing quite beats singing your heart out to tracks such as Run to the Hills, Fear of the Dark, Aces High, 666 The Number of the Beast and more in a small club after a few Iron Maiden Trooper beers.
Doors open at 7.45pm, entry is open to 14+ but all under 16’s to be accompanied by 18+/adult.