O2 Arena London 3 AUGUST 2013

The Artic inspired landscape of Seventh Son of a Seventh Son adorns the stage. The video screens either side of the stage show vast ariel shots of rolling hills and crashing sea as Bruce's dulcet tones serenade us to the prelude of Moonchild. Those wonderful and mysterious opening notes wrack up the suspense before the

band burst onto the stage amid a blaze of pyrotechnics and screams from the crowd. Iron Maiden are back on home ground after their European tour and are on fire!

Maiden England 2013 follows a similar set list from their Maiden England 88 tour and Seventh Tour of a Seventh Tour classic album shows. With many of the songs being played tonight, including some live rarities like The Prisoner. And of coursethe epic titular track from Seventh Son played in all it's glory with Bruce dressed as a soothsayer and plenty of dry ice too! For any fan this track is the moment of the night!

Of course all the faves are there: 2 minutes to Midnight, Can I Play With Madness and Wasted Years.Throughout the show Bruce showed the usual displays of athleticism and some serious flag waving in The Trooper.