The legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden has achieved a record-breaking feat in Colombia. The band’s upcoming concert at El Campín Stadium in Bogotá, scheduled for November 24, 2024, marks their first performance in the South American city in 13 years. This highly anticipated event saw all 42,000 tickets sold out in just 21 minutes, a full 11 months before the concert date. This rapid sell-out is unprecedented in Colombia’s concert history, according to the event promoter Move Concerts.
A Milestone in Colombia’s Music Scene
The swift ticket sales for Iron Maiden’s Bogotá concert have surpassed the sales speed records of all previous international acts in Colombia, including renowned artists like The Rolling Stones, Coldplay, Madonna, Ed Sheeran, and The Weeknd. However, Colombian superstar Karol G still holds the record for the fastest sellout pace in the country, having recently performed two sold-out stadium shows in Medellín as part of her Mañana Será Bonito Tour.
Iron Maiden, formed in Leyton, East London, in 1975, is celebrated for their classic heavy metal hits such as ‘The Trooper’, ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’, and ‘The Number of the Beast’. The band has enjoyed considerable success on the Billboard charts, with four Top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. The 2024 Future Past World Tour will also include two shows in Chile at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago, with a capacity of 60,000 people, on November 27 and 28, 2024. Over 95,000 tickets for these Chilean dates have already been sold.
This event not only highlights Iron Maiden’s enduring popularity but also reflects the vibrant and diverse music scene in Colombia, where international and local artists alike receive enthusiastic support from fans. The record-breaking sell-out of Iron Maiden’s concert in Bogotá underscores the city’s status as a significant destination for major international music events.