Maiden are confirmed to play at the 30th International Motorcycle Convention - Faro 2011. This gathering, which is the biggest Motorcycle Convention in Europe and is hosted by The Moto Clube De Faro takes place between 14 - 17 July and Iron Maiden will headline on the first night, July 14, 2011.
Maiden’s presence in Faro honors a great mutual friendship of many years of both of the band and the Moto Clube de Faro - the late Manu da Silva. Manu was Steve’s personal friend and the manager of “Eddie’s Bar”, in Santa Barbara de Nexe-Faro. Steve comments “We have been trying to schedule to play at this incredible event for many years and it’s fantastic that we have finally got the opportunity. l first met and became friends with the guys from Moto Clube De Faro a long time ago through mutual friend and Eddie’s Bar manager Manu DaSilva, who tragically died five years ago. Manu was for many years a very good friend of myself and the band so you could say that our playing there is a tribute to his memory. We are all very much looking forward to this”
The last time Maiden played in The Algarve was back in March 1993 during the Real Live Tour, so a return visit is well overdue!
To buy tickets and for more information about this very special event, please visit the Club’s website www.motoclubefaro.pt
Other bands appearing confirmed to date are: Xutos e Pontapés (PT); Mago de Oz (ES); Hells Bells - Tribute to AC/DC (UK); Los Inhumanos (ES); IRIS(PT)