On Friday, March 30, 2007, Cliveaid — which was set up in 2004 as a fund-raising event for original IRON MAIDEN drummer Clive Burr (who suffers from multiple sclerosis) — will take place outside Great Britain for the first time. The location is Garage Club in Bergen, Norway, and it is being organized by IRON MAIDEN fan site MaidenNorway.com. All profits from the event will go to multiple sclerosis and teenage cancer research.
"We have already booked most of the bands for the gig," said MaidenNorway.com's Pål Johansen. "We're now awaiting confirmation from one of Norway's biggest metal bands.
"The response has been amazing; everybody has been utterly positive to the project. It is clearly important for Norwegian bands to show their commitment to the community, and Cliveaid is a way to give by doing what you love doing — play your own music."
Norwegian and international artists will play for free at Cliveaid. THUNDERBOLT is one of the headliners, who will be joined by CRUEL (U.K.) and the local bands KRAKOW and CAT CALL.
"The mix of bands is very good, and we promise the audience will have an evening they'll never forget," said MaidenNorway.com's Frode Kilvik. "From THUNDERBOLT's classic heavy metal to KRAKOW's uncompromised stoner metal — there'll be something for everyone. Clive Burr said he would visit Bergen for the gig, as long as his health permits it, of course."
The Norwegian radio rock show "Pyro" will attend as MCs, and will also be DJing throughout the night after the gig. "We have been wanting to go to England for Cliveaid for a long time, and obviously it is a lot easier when Cliveaid comes to Bergen," says "Pyro"'s Totto Mjelde. "We are honored to participate, and are really looking forward to this night."
For more information, visit MaidenNorway.com.