Iron Maiden Hark Back to Early Days for Festivals

Iron Maiden have announced they will only be playing songs from their first four albums when they perform at The Carling Weekend: Reading and Leeds Festivals in the UK.

Speaking at the launch of the event front man Bruce Dickinson said: “We’re going to be doing a set from just our first four albums, so they’ll be songs we haven’t played in 15 or 20 years.”

“Many of our young fans won’t have heard this songs been played live – it’s great.”

He also said it would be great to be back at Reading after a 23 year absence: “It’s brilliant to be back at Reading, it’s flat and it’s the best festival site in the UK.”

“It was where I got into festivals going as a punter and it’s also where I got into Iron Maiden. I was there with my band Samson when they asked me join Iron Maiden. I asked the late, great Tommy Vance what I should do and he said ‘Don’t Take it’. It’s the one time I ignored him.”

The event runs between August 26 – 28 and also features the likes of the Foo Fighters, Iggy Pop and the Stooges and The Pixies. Details can be found on the Leeds Festival here and on Reading at the official Web site.

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