The Iron Maidens, the world’s only all-female tribute to the legendary Iron Maiden, returns to The Vault in New Bedford, MA, Saturday, April 15, 2023, in a concert presented by JKB Entertainment Group. Stormstress and Groundlift open the show. This is a 21+ show. Purchase tickets HERE.
ABOUT THE IRON MAIDENS
Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of southern California’s most popular tribute acts and are rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, lively stage presence, and a remarkable stage show with theatrical scenes interspersed throughout.
First and foremost on the agenda of The Iron Maidens is talent. These women are highly trained professionals with diversified musical backgrounds ranging from orchestral and musical theater to blues and rock. The band and its members have been the recipients of many awards including best tribute band, and best in category (guitar, bass, drums, voice) at events such as The Rock City News Awards, The LA Music Awards, and The All Access Magazine Award Show to name a few. The line-up is Kirsten “Bruce Chickinson” Rosenberg on vocals, Linda “Nikki McBURRain” McDonald on drums, Courtney “Adriana Smith” Cox and Nikki “Davina Murray” Stringfield on guitars, and Wanda “Steph Harris” Ortiz on bass.
The Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the band’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grimreaper, the devil and more.
The Iron Maidens have packed houses everywhere they have played.
American heavy metal power trio, Stormstress, was born amidst a bomb cyclone that hit Boston in October of 2019. Co-fronted by Detroit-raised Berklee College of Music Alumni, identical mirror-image twin sisters guitarist/vocalist and PRS Guitars Pulse Artist Tanya Venom and bassist/vocalist Tia Mayhem with ‘Hit Like A Girl 2014’ finalist powerhouse Maddie May Scott on the drums, these three wildly ambitious and seasoned players make Stormstress a force to be reckoned with. Their signature sound shaped by heavy riffs, powerful grooves and melodic vocals paired with their high-energy, bombastic live performance style has been compared to the likes of Halestorm, Avenged Sevenfold, Led Zeppelin and Dio. Award-winning songwriters, Tanya Venom and Tia Mayhem, write primarily about self-empowerment, individuality, and breaking boundaries while delivering a unique dual frontwoman experience.
Stormstress hit the ground running and hasn’t stopped since. The band released their debut single “Paint the Mask” inspiring a nearly sold-out debut show in February of 2020 shortly before what became the worldwide quarantine. Despite facing the world-halting Coronavirus pandemic at such an early stage in the band’s career, Stormstress persevered and released their second single, “You Can’t Hurt Me Now,” in November of 2020, accruing over 100,000 streams on Spotify within the first month of its release. Come February 2022, Stormstress released a third single, an emotional power ballad called “Fall With You” featuring a string quartet part and gothic ballroom music video. In April of 2022, Stormstress released their debut full-length album “Silver Lining” in collaboration with producer Liz Borden of the legendary all-female punk band, Lizzie Borden and the Axes and Sarah Fitzpatrick. The album dropped with a sold-out release show followed by a successful mini tour across the northeast and midwest.
Frontman Ace McCormack and bassist Mike Dutko instantly became friends when they had their first rehearsal and discovered their palpable musical synergy. Leah Bluestein became the obvious choice for drums when they heard her play like a combination of Dave Grohl and Neil Peart.
The joining of their three varied and eclectic music tastes resulted in a fresh, unique sound where Ace’s love of beautiful melodies, Dutko’s adventurous Queen-like writing style, and Leah’s unbridled technical prowess all shine through. They are three musicians obsessed with their craft, allowing each other to fire on all cylinders with no holds barred. Combining tasty and inventive licks with catchy melodic hooks, surreal lyrics, shredding guitar-drum-AND bass solos, and an unfathomable rhythmic tightness, Groundlift is truly a band unlike any other.
With their hard rock inspired vibe, thick pocketed grooves, and catchy tunes that will stick in your head for days, Groundlift is a band that can get the the hard-core punks back flipping into the moshpit, the indie fans singing along, and the fellow musicians nodding in approval all at the same time.
Beginning with hard rock and punk roots, the band expanded their sound into funk and progressive influences on their single “Till You Run Out of Time.” Now with their latest collaboration with producer Steve Evetts, the trio has honed their sound into a mix of classic rock and roll, funk, blues, progressive rock, and Brit-pop glory.
The Vault is located at located at 791 Purchase Street in New Bedford, Mass. Tickets can be purchased through Eventbrite.com and start at $30.
PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING:
MUST BE 21 or OLDER with Valid ID for Entry.
All ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges unless the concert is postponed or cancelled.
There is NO SMOKING OR VAPING allowed inside The Vault or in the bathrooms. If you are caught doing either, you will be escorted off premises and forfeit your tickets.