Iron Maiden // The Future Past Tour // Lord Of The Lost // Live Review // 3Arena // Dublin
Roadtrip!!! Two metalheads, one car, no aircon, lets do this!
When this show was announced eon’s ago it went immediately in the diary, in no time at all the year disappeared and here we are, June 24th, 2023 on route to Dublin’s 3Arena to capture one of metals historic band back in Ireland once again. Along with them, we have the charismatic Lord Of The Lost, highly rated, highly regarded and highly visible after their recent ventures into the world of Eurovision, but tonight they are at home with friends in Dublin’s fair city and back in the glorious comfort blanket of an Irish metal audience. Parking is a premium around the 3Arena and the hunt is on, failing miserably we park miles away and scramble with camera bags to make it to the venue in time to get our passes and make our way inside. The metalheads can be seen far and wide as we make our way to the arena, a mass of Iron Maiden t-shirts stand out amongst Dublin’s backstreets surrounding the Arena, posh apartments, and swanky office buildings all dappled with metallers of all ages streaming down towards the arena in fine form ready for a majestic nights music.
When two powerful forces of rock music combine, the result is an explosive live experience that leaves audiences craving for more. German rock band Lord of the Lost is set to join forces with the legendary Iron Maiden as they embark on the highly anticipated EU/UK Future Past Tour in 2023. Known for their dynamic performances and captivating blend of dark rock and metal, Lord of the Lost is poised to make their mark on the international stage, supporting one of the biggest names in the genre.
Hailing from Hamburg, Germany, Lord of the Lost has been forging its own path in the rock and metal scene since its formation in 2007. Combining elements of industrial, gothic, and symphonic rock, the band has crafted a unique sound that is both heavy and melodic, characterized by powerful guitar riffs, atmospheric keyboards, and intense, emotive vocals.Their discography, which includes albums like “Thornstar” (2018) and “Judas” (2021) and “Blood & Glitter” (2023) , showcases their ability to seamlessly blend aggression and beauty, creating a sonic landscape that resonates with fans across the globe. With their mesmerizing stage presence and infectious energy, Lord of the Lost has gained a reputation for delivering exhilarating live performances that leave a lasting impact.
Joining Iron Maiden on their EU/UK Future Past Tour is an honour for Lord of the Lost. As they take the stage in some of Europe’s most iconic venues, including arenas that have witnessed the triumph of rock and metal legends, the band is ready to showcase their talents to a wider audience. Supporting Iron Maiden is no small feat, but Lord of the Lost rises to the occasion, bringing their unique brand of rock to the masses. The energy is off the charts and the Irish crowd appreciate both the visual spectacle on show and the musicianship that they bring along with the flare for the dramatic.
Their setlist includes fan favorites such as “Morgana,” “Drag Me to Hell,” and “Die Tomorrow.” These tracks epitomize the band’s ability to craft catchy hooks and anthemic choruses, while still maintaining their darker edge. Lord of the Lost’s energy and passion will be infectious as they command the stage, setting the tone for the electrifying night ahead.The EU/UK Future Past Tour promises to be an unforgettable experience, showcasing the powerful synergy between Iron Maiden and Lord of the Lost. While Iron Maiden captivates the crowd with their iconic anthems and theatrical stage presence, Lord of the Lost will brings their own unique intensity, creating an atmosphere charged with raw emotion.For Lord of the Lost, this tour represents a significant milestone in their career. It is an opportunity to connect with a larger audience, win new fans, and leave a lasting impression on the rock and metal community. The band’s unwavering dedication to their craft, coupled with their dynamic live performances, ensures that their future is bright and full of promise.
As Lord of the Lost prepares to support Iron Maiden on their UK Future Past Tour, they embark on a thrilling chapter in their musical journey. Their explosive live performances, fueled by their distinct blend of rock and metal, promise to captivate audiences and make a lasting impact. With their unwavering passion, powerful sound, and undeniable stage presence, Lord of the Lost is ready to stake their claim as one of the leading forces in the rock and metal genre. The packed set has the crowd whipped up into a frenzy, the energy levels are off the charts and the beer is flowing in anticipation of Maiden’s return, Lord Of The Lost have came and conquered, Dublin has approved this message, but not it is time for the main show and for a little while at least, an opportunity to catch our breath before we do it all again.
LORD OF THE LOST are:
Chris Harms – Vocals, Guitar
Pi Stoffers – Guitar
Class Grenayde – Bass
Gared Dirge – Piano, Synths, Percussion, Guitar
Niklas Kahl – Drums
Dublin’s 3Arena is about to witness an electrifying onslaught of British heavy metal as the legendary band Iron Maiden takes the stage in 2023. Renowned for their captivating live performances, Iron Maiden continues to captivate audiences around the globe with their unique blend of powerful music, stunning visuals, and relentless energy. As the band enters their fifth decade of existence, their live shows remain a testament to their enduring legacy and the indomitable spirit of heavy metal.
Iron Maiden – A Legacy Forged in Steel:
Iron Maiden’s journey began in the late 1970s, spearheading the influential New Wave of British Heavy Metal movement. With their debut album, “Iron Maiden” (1980), they introduced the world to their iconic mascot, Eddie, and a sound that would solidify their place in music history. Since then, the band has released a string of classic albums such as “The Number of the Beast” (1982), “Powerslave” (1984), and “Seventh Son of a Seventh Son” (1988), among many others.
The Unforgettable Live Experience:
Iron Maiden’s live shows have become the stuff of legend, captivating fans with their larger-than-life stage setups, intricate storytelling, and unparalleled musicianship. Led by the charismatic Bruce Dickinson, whose soaring vocals can still send shivers down the spine, the band brings their music to life with unmatched intensity and precision.
As the curtain rises at Dublin’s 3Arena, fans expect to be engulfed in a sensory feast. The stage is transformed into a fantastical world where Eddie, the band’s beloved mascot, looms large in various incarnations, creating an immersive experience that goes beyond just a concert. Iron Maiden has always been known for their elaborate stage productions, incorporating pyrotechnics, stunning visual effects, and larger-than-life props. These elements come together to create an otherworldly atmosphere that enhances the impact of their music.Tonight is no different and the energy and passion for this band and their spectacular back catalogue can be heard far and wise across Dublin tonight.
A Setlist to Satisfy the Masses:
Iron Maiden’s setlist for their 2023 tour promises to be a celebration of their storied career, featuring a diverse range of songs that span their entire discography. From the blistering riffs of tonights opener “Caught Somewhere In Time” and “The Trooper” to the epic grandeur of “Fear of the Dark” and “Hallowed Be Thy Name,” and for one superfan standing beside me waiting 38 long years to hear “Alexander The Great” in the flesh, the band will take fans on a sonic journey through their extensive catalog.
While their classic hits are a staple of their live performances, Iron Maiden also showcases their commitment to artistic evolution by incorporating newer tracks from their most recent albums. Expect to hear the thunderous rhythms of “The Writing on the Wall”, demonstrating that the band continues to push boundaries and create new musical landscapes. With each and every track greeted with a roar of approval, this setlist is going down well with the thirsty Irish crowd, an eclectic crowd at that, old-school metal fans from far and wide and young kids in tow, showing the importance of this band even today shaping the future of metal and little metal heads everywhere they go. Their footprint and legacy can be felt well beyond the walls of this arena, and looking around me I can see exactly what this means to so many, grown men almost in tears filled with emotion hearing the soundtrack of their youth played out with a lifetime of friends, you cant help but be impressed.
The Legacy Continues:
As Iron Maiden embarks on their EU/UK 2023 tour, it is a testament to their enduring popularity and their unwavering dedication to their craft. Despite the passage of time, their live performances remain a rite of passage for metal fans, old and new, who gather together to witness the band’s sheer power and passion on stage.
In an era where live music experiences have become increasingly important, Iron Maiden’s concerts stand out as an immersive journey into the heart of heavy metal. With their unrivaled showmanship, musicianship, and a catalog of anthems that have shaped the genre, Iron Maiden proves time and time again that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Iron Maiden’s upcoming performance at Dublin’s 3Arena promised to be a night of pure sonic exhilaration and visual spectacle, and it absolutely delivered. As they continue to push the boundaries of what a live metal experience can be, the band’s unwavering commitment to their fans and their music shines through. Iron Maiden’s legacy as one of the greatest live bands in the world is set to soar to new heights in 2023, leaving a lasting impression on all who are fortunate enough to witness their power on stage.
Caught Somewhere In Time
Stranger In A Strange Land
Writing On the Wall
Days Of Future Past
Death Of The Celts
Can I Play With Madness
Heaven Can Wait
Alexander The Great
Fear Of The Dark
Hell On Earth
Photography: Mark McGrogan
The full dates for THE FUTURE PAST TOUR are as follows:
JUN 24 3 ARENA, DUBLIN IRELAND **
JUN 26 OVO HYDRO, GLASGOW SCOTLAND **
JUN 28 FIRST DIRECT ARENA, LEEDS ENGLAND **
JUN 30 AO ARENA, MANCHESTER ENGLAND **
JUL 03 MOTORPOINT ARENA, NOTTINGHAM ENGLAND **
JUL 04 UTILITA ARENA, BIRMINGHAM ENGLAND **
JUL 07 O2 ARENA, LONDON ENGLAND **
JUL 08 O2 ARENA, LONDON ENGLAND *
JUL 11 ZIGGO DOME, AMSTERDAM THE NETHERLANDS *
JUL 13 SPORTPALEIS, ANTWERP BELGIUM *
JUL 15 THE RETURN OF THE GODS FESTIVAL, MILAN ITALY
JUL 18 PALAU SANT JORDI, BARCELONA SPAIN *
JUL 20 ESTADIO ENRIQUE ROCA, MURCIA SPAIN *
JUL 22 BIZKAIA ARENA BEC, BILBAO SPAIN *
JUL 25 WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND GERMANY *
JUL 26 WESTFALENHALLE, DORTMUND GERMANY **
JUL 29 FESTHALLE, FRANKFURT GERMANY *
JUL 31 OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH GERMANY *
AUG 1 OLYMPIAHALLE, MUNICH GERMANY **
AUG 2-5 WACKEN OPEN AIR FESTIVAL GERMANY
* The Raven Age support
** Lord Of The Lost support
SEPT 28 SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME, CALGARY CANADA
SEPT 30 ROGERS PLACE, EDMONTON CANADA
OCT 2 ROGERS ARENA, VANCOUVER CANADA
OCT 6 POWER TRIP, COACHELLA USA
As in previous years there will be the opportunity to enjoy the Trooper VIP experience at many of the venues. Watch out for local details.