The time Iron Maiden performed to over 300,000 people at the first Rock in Rio in Brazil.
On this day in metal… January 11th, 1985
The concert was part of their World Slavery Tour and promoting their Powerslave album. It was the band’s first time playing in South America.
The hunger of the band, the quality of the songs, Eddie as a mummy, the Egyptian stage, all of that just got printed in the imagination of a whole generation of rock fans. The concert itself had some issues, though. Bruce Dickinson was clearly struggling with some sound problems on stage, but it didn’t affect his performance much. During Revelations, he split his head open on Dave Murray‘s guitar and came back on stage after the solo section with blood all over his face.
Setlist: Aces High, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Trooper, Revelations, Flight Of Icarus, Rime Of The Ancient Mariner, Powerslave, Guitar Solo, The Number Of The Beast, Hallowed Be Thy Name, Iron Maiden, Run To The Hills, Running Free, Sanctuary