Iron Maiden kicks off Inonü Stadium's demolition by rocking the Bosphorus
20,000 fans attended Iron Maiden's concert at the Inönü Stadium, on Bosphorus' shores. DHA photoThe living legend of heavy metal music, Iron Maiden, has rocked the Bosphorus, in a much anticipated concert at Istanbul's İnönü Stadium in front of 20,000 fans.
The concert was also the farewell event for the historic stadium, which is set to be demolished.
The band started the show with its talismanic "Moonchild" track, and performed a set full of old and gold hits such as "2 Minutes to Midnight," "The Phantom of the Opera" and "The Number of the Beast."
The veteran rockers have a huge audience base in Turkey, and fans wearing the indispensable Iron Maiden t-shirts had gathered around the stadium in feverish expectation hours before the concert.
Some fans accompanied "The Prisoners," a song that is seen as Iron Maiden's hymn to freedom, with gas masks, in reference to the Gezi protests.
Anthrax and Voodoo Six opened the stage for the band.