Iron Maiden’s Rock In Rio live performance was enough proof that fans in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil love the band. But an incident that occurred at the band’s recent show in Rio further proves that point. Unfortunately, though, video of the incident is more of a scary sight than the DVD of the 2000 live performance.
During Iron Maiden’s show in Rio Sunday night (March 27), a barricade collapsed due to a surging crowd of fans. The band was only half way through their first song of the set, “Satellite 15 … The Final Frontier,” when the incident happened. Once finishing the song, the band was forced to stop the show in order to fix the barricade, with singer Bruce Dickinson pleading with fans to take it easy. Though they said they would return after ten minutes, it became clear that the barricade was unfixable, forcing the entire show to come to a halt for the safety of the audience. However, when revealing the bad news, Dickinson informed the disappointed audience that they would make up the show the following evening.
Video of the barricade breaking and fans pushing their way towards the stage can be seen above, while Dickinson’s speech afterwards to the audience can be seen after the jump. Fortunately, no injuries have been reported thus far from the incident. In fact, from the vantage point of where it was being filmed, it doesn’t look like it was that big of a problem. But kudos to Dickinson and the concert promoters for putting safety over profit.