A healthy crew of Bangers are setting up to film Iron Maiden in Buenos Aires, Argentina and Santiago, Chile.
There has been a little bit of chatter around the net but we can confirm that we will be shooting the band for a live concert dvd to be compiled using footage from both shows.
We know that the fans in South America are passionate and this compilation is sure to capture their fervor and delight in front of Maiden’s Final Frontier Tour. Recalling some of the footage from the Flight 666 film, there was definite interest in returning for something a little more in depth.
In a recent interview with Chile’s Futuro 88.9 FM, IRON MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris stated about the DVD upcoming shoot, “We will record two shows. We will use footage from both concerts for the DVD.
“We have amazing supporters in Chile and Argentina and we want to show more of the audiences from those parts of the world. We already filmed some footage there for the ‘Flight 666′ movie, but only one song per country was used. We will now have a chance to show much more of the crowds in Chile and Argentina.
“Wherever we go, we are always asked what the best audiences in the world are, and we always say that it is South America — Chile, Argentina and Sao Paulo, Brazil. Now we can show it.”
When asked if the setlist for the Buenos Aires and Santiago concerts will be the same as the one the band has been playing on the current “Final Frontier World Tour”, Harris said, “The setlist that we are playing is basically the same we have been playing on this tour, what you have been able to see on Internet. The sets that we will do in Chile and Argentina will be the same, but for these two special shows that will be recorded, we have prepared more songs and a bigger production. So what you will see in Chile will be a long and big show.”
Regarding how many cameras will be used to capture the performances, Harris said, “I think it will be about 10 or 12. I had always been involved in the production and direction of the concert DVDs in the past, but we are now working with a very good company, the guys who made the documentary ‘Flight 666′. They are the ones who are responsible for recording these shows, so for me at least it is a great relief.”