Iron Maiden supports album
THE BRITISH heavy metal band Iron Maiden, which has been playing since the late 1970s, is taking a world tour with its new album Dance of Death, the band's 13th record.
The iron boys, headed by one of the world's foremost rock singers, Bruce Dickinson, will support the album in Slovakia on October 21, in the central Slovak town of Banská Bystrica. The last time they performed in Slovakia was three years ago, when they toured with the Brand New World album.
The Dance of Death World Tour starts in Europe and after Christmas continues in the United States, Japan, and other areas. The band's first ten dates will be supported by German speed-metal band Gamma Ray, including the concert in Slovakia. British talent Funeral for a Friend opens the other shows.
The tickets (Sk790) are on sale in Bratislava at the Dr. Horák ticket shop on Medená Street, and in the towns of Banská Bystrica, Zvolen, Lučenec, Prešov, Košice, Michalovce, Bardejov, Žilina, and Martin. The concert starts at 19:00, at the Zimný štadión (Winter Stadium), in Banská Bystrica.
Olympic celebrates 40 years
THE CZECH rock legend Olympic will hold a concert in Bratislava on October 25 to mark the occasion of the band's 40th anniversary.
The band has recorded over 40 albums and played to millions of people around the world. Fronted by guitarist Petr Janda, the band took its name from Prague's Olympik Club, in which it started.
Košice band The Backwards will open the Bratislava concert. This band covers the whole repertoire of The Beatles, and twice won the New York Beatlefest competition, in 1998 and 2003, for the most authentic interpretation of the mythic British band.
The event starts at 18:00 on October 25 at the Incheba Exhibition Hall, Viedenská cesta 5, Bratislava. Tickets (Sk300, Sk400 and VIP Sk1,800) are on sale at Polus City Center or via www.ticketportal.sk.
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