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The Iron Maidens – Announce Debut UK Date in April 2016

WORLD FAMOUS TRIBUTE ACT THE IRON MAIDENS BRING THEIR SHOW TO LONDON IN 2016

The worlds only all-female Iron Maiden tribute band the Iron Maidens have announced a one-off show at Shepherds Bush Empire on 14th April 2016.

 

Excited front-woman Kirsten Chickinson said: For years people have been asking when we’re coming to the U.K. so it feels almost surreal that it’s finally happening. To play London–the city where Iron Maiden actually began in 1975–is thrilling and also daunting; I expect the “home” fans to be the most discerning but we are definitely up for the challenge! To see where it all began, this is hallowed ground. 

Formed in 2001 in Southern California, the Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of the most notorious tribute act in the US, progressively expanding their fame far and beyond the Americas. These five women have conquered the attention of fans and fellow musicians with their musical prowess and electrifying live shows, where they perform hits and fan   favourites from all phases of Iron Maidens career with appearances by mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil and more.

The Iron Maidens are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds, ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The line-up is Linda Nikki McBURRain McDonald on drums, Nikki Davina Murray Stringfield and Courtney Adriana Smith Cox on guitars, Kirsten Bruce Chickinson Rosenberg on vocals and Wanda Steph Harris Ortiz on bass.

While Iron Maidens latest album hits the stores, the Iron Maidens celebrate the recent release of their first full-length studio album, the first studio tribute CD to a band ever recorded entirely by one artist; the cover artwork featuring a female monster was designed by none other than Eddies creator Derek Riggs.

Despite being undoubtedly five rocking hot ladies, the Iron Maidens are not just pretty faces: in their career they have been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik from Testament, Lemmy,  Megadeths Dave Ellefson, Anthrax  Scott Ian and Judas Priests Tim Ripper Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish and Nevermore amongst others. Theyve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World and Drum magazine.

The Iron Maidens will bring their show to the UK for the very first timeon Thursday 14th April 2016, with a one-off date at Shepherds Bush Empire. Courtney and Linda have played in London before with different bands – Linda even at the same venue! – while its the first encounter with the British crowd for Wanda and Nikki.  Give them a warm welcome, hang around and make sure you get Nikki a drink: the show  is on her birthday and  shes looking  forward to  celebrating London style!

Tickets are available here:

http://www.ticketweb.co.uk/event/IEH1404X?brand=o2sbe&camefrom=AMG_SBE_irnmdns

General admission £20 + booking fees. Supports TBA, doors open at 7pm, curfew at 11pm.

Up the Irons!

For more info head to www.theironmaidens.com

About Louise Swift

I first went to a gig in 1981, Gillan at Leeds University. I've been a regular gig goer ever since. I haven't kept count of how many gigs I've been to over the intervening years, but it's a lot! My favourite bands are AC/DC then, in no particular order, Anti-Nowhere League, Slaughter and the Dogs, Towers of London and Dirt Box Disco. I tend to like Glam/Punk and rude offensive lyrics, not sure what that says about me but as Animal would say 'So What!' The question was recently put to me - did I write for any online publications? My reply - No, but I'd like to! Planetmosh was suggested and I found myself offering to review Aces High Festival. Easy peasy I thought! Well not quite, if a jobs worth doing it's worth doing well! I had sixteen bands to research. I found I actually enjoyed that and it kept me too busy to be making lunatic comments on Facebook! ;) Then I felt a bit inadequately qualified. I mean, who am I to comment on others, when my musical expertise extends to being able to play a mean Greensleeves on the recorder and a passable Annie's song on the flute! Haven't picked up either instrument for years! What I do have, however, is over 30 years of experience as a gig goer, so I can comment on what I like and what I don't! It's only my opinion and, if I don't like a band it doesn't mean they are bad, just not to my own liking. I admire anyone who has the guts to get up on that stage and have a go!