Legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden is making a spectacular return to Bogotá after 13 years, sparking a ticket-buying frenzy among their fervent fans. An astonishing 42,000 tickets for their November 24, 2024, concert at El Campin Stadium were snapped up in just 21 minutes, leading to a sold-out show.
A Historic Sell-Out in Colombia
This event marks a historic moment for concerts in Colombia, as Iron Maiden's show sold out a full 11 months before the scheduled date. This is the first concert in Colombia to achieve such an advanced sell-out, setting a new standard in the country's live music scene.
Surpassing International Icons
The speed of ticket sales for Iron Maiden's Bogotá show has surpassed those of other international icons who have performed in Colombia, including The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd. This feat showcases the band's enduring popularity and the high anticipation for their return among Colombian fans.
Comparisons in the Latin Music Scene
Despite this impressive achievement, Iron Maiden's sales velocity was only surpassed by Karol G, a Latin music superstar from Medellín, Colombia. Karol G recently performed two sold-out stadium shows in her hometown, highlighting the strong following for both international and local artists in Colombia.
A Remarkable Achievement
Alfredo Villaveces, Managing Director of Move Concerts Colombia, expressed his amazement at the rapid sell-out, noting the long wait since the band's last performance in Colombia on March 20, 2011. The early ticket release and subsequent sell-out have set a new benchmark in the country's concert history, exemplifying the band's significant impact.
Iron Maiden's Tour Continues in Chile
Iron Maiden's 2024 Latin American Tour also includes a strong start in Chile, with two scheduled dates at the 60,000-seat Estadio Nacional in Santiago on November 27 and 28, 2024. These concerts mark the first time Iron Maiden will play two stadium shows in Chile, with over 95,000 tickets already sold. This achievement follows in the footsteps of Coldplay, the only other international act to play multiple dates at Estadio Nacional, with four concerts in September 2022.
In summary, Iron Maiden's upcoming Latin American tour is not just a series of concerts; it's a testament to their enduring legacy and the passionate following they have in the region. Their record-breaking sales in Colombia and strong start in Chile underscore the band's significant place in the hearts of Latin American fans.