IRON MAIDEN Honored As Visitors Of The Nation By Congress In Argentina: Photo, Video

IRON MAIDEN Honored As Visitors Of The Nation By Congress In Argentina: Photo, Video

IRON MAIDEN was invited to attend the Congress of the Argentine Nation located in Buenos Aires this week, prior to the band's sold-out concert at the Velez Sarsfield Stadium. The British heavy metal legends were formally honored as Visitors Of The Nation and Chamber of Deputies of Argentina, a highly prestigious distinction granted to an international artist for the first time. The ceremony took place at the Salon De Los Pasos Perdidos on Friday, October 11, where the MAIDEN members were presented with plaques.

The motion was proposed and passed by the Chamber of Deputies of the Argentinian Congress earlier this year in recognition of the cultural and musical influence of the band and their music on the people of Argentina.

MAIDEN has sold over a million records in Argentina to date and has been bringing its live shows to Buenos Aires since 1992's "Fear Of The Dark", playing to tens of thousands of fans at every concert. Last week's performance mark MAIDEN's 11th visit to the country.

MAIDEN's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprises 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that by the end of this tour, the group will have taken the "Legacy Of The Beast" show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe.


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