Iron Maiden’s show at the O2 Arena in London on August 3 sold out in 12 minutes a while back, resulting in ticket scalpers reselling those tickets anywhere from $500-$1000. Since Maiden is made of cool dudes, the band decided to just do another show the night after.
Vocalist Bruce Dickinson had this to say:
“We’ve all been having such a fantastic time on this tour. From the very first show in North America last year to the European dates we are doing now, it’s just been tremendous fun. Our fans have been brilliant as usual, and seem to be loving the setlist and the stage production! So we thought that because this tour has been such an amazing experience for band and fans alike, it somehow seems right to finish up back home in England and have the final show celebration on home turf. And now instead of one night’s celebration back home, we get to have two!!“