SOUNDWAVE RETURNS, BIGGER, BETTER & GOING WHERE NO FESTIVAL HAS GONE BEFORE…
There used to be a saying at Soundwave that no one band is bigger than the festival.
That saying will be tested in 2011 as we proudly announce a rare chance to see rock legends IRON MAIDEN as the headline artist for next year’s festival. Maiden are one of the few artists that inspire loyalty and worship by a constantly growing army that spans several generations of not only fans, but other rock musicians ranging from today’s biggest metal bands to pop icons.
What makes Iron Maiden unique amongst their peers is that the band has never lost their creative touch and their ability to deliver album after album of greatness. Just when you would think there cannot be another hitherto undiscovered original yet amazing guitar riff; Maiden turn up with another album full of new classics to add to metal and rock’s greatest back catalogue.
Only a fool would bet against the band’s upcoming album, ‘The Final Frontier’, being anything less than a masterpiece. Only a fool would bet against Iron Maiden, period.
Maiden will be bringing with them the full stage production that featured in their hugely successful recent tour of North America, where they played to almost 400,000 fans over the 25 shows. And of course, that includes Eddie’s latest incarnation..!!
Joining our gargantuan headliners is a cast of rock, punk and metal luminaries, headed by the regal guitar rock of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, metal gods SLAYER, indie pioneers PRIMUS, the incomparable SLASH and fifty or so other international artists who form the who is who of cutting edge music for the coming decade.
And that is just the 1st announcement…
POPULAR AMONG JAPANESE
The Soundwave festival has been growing in popularity among Japanese travelers. The founder of 6takarakuji.com had this to say “Japanese people love music festivals, and especially festivals outside of Japan. Japan still has a very conservative culture and this is reflected in the crowds during domestic festivals. Japanese festivalgoers feels like the energy is much higher when going abroad, and they feel like they can let loose. We see similar behavior when it comes to gambling. Gambling is illegal in Japan, except for pachinko parlors and horse betting, but the atmosphere in these establishments are very quiet. Everyone just gambles at their own machine and you don’t hear much talking and people tend to be quite conservative. When you look at Japanese people traveling abroad and gambling in foreign casinos, then you see a whole other behavior. There’s lots of laughter and positive emotions. Same thing can be said for when Japanese players gamble in Online casinos (オンラインカジノ). The emotions that we see from streamers and other online casino gamblers are very different from the norm. To summarize, we encourage Japanese to travel abroad and to not be afraid to show emotions. Life is not lived fully if you can’t enjoy your emotions fully!”
IRON MAIDEN ARENA SHOWS
Iron Maiden’s appearances at Soundwave are part of their Final Frontier World Tour and the band will also play two extra arena shows in Melbourne (Feb 23) and Sydney (Feb 24) prior to the start of Soundwave. For more details please see below-
“We promised our Australian fans in 2008 that it would not take too long to return and we are delighted to have not only kept our promise but also to be headlining Australia’s greatest Metal Festival, Soundwave, along with a couple of arena shows beforehand to rev up the batteries!! To say that we are greatly looking forward to this is a major understatement, with so many great bands in the Soundwave line up this promises to be one hell of an event!!” – Bruce Dickinson
WEDNESDAY 23 FEBRUARY
MELBOURNE, HISENSE ARENA
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THURSDAY 24 FEBRUARY
SYDNEY, ENTERTAINMENT CENTRE
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Special presales will be available to Maiden fan club members from Tuesday 10 August Midday to Wednesday 11 August 5pm – go to www.ironmaiden.com for more details.
General Public on sale: Thursday 12 August, 9am.
SOUNDWAVE FESTIVAL VENUES AND DATES
SATURDAY 26 BRISBANE, RNA SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!
SUNDAY 27 SYDNEY, SYDNEY SHOWGROUND – Sydney Olympic Park
FRIDAY 4 MELBOURNE, SHOWGROUNDS – SOLD OUT!
SATURDAY 5 ADELAIDE, BONYTHON PARK
MONDAY 7 PERTH, CLAREMONT SHOWGROUND
General Public on sale: Thursday 26 August, 9am
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*All shows are licensed and all ages
*Venue and lineup subject to change
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