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All-female Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe tribute acts perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 26

All-female Iron Maiden and Mötley Crüe tribute acts perform at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on June 26
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From a press release:

Black Sabbitch won’t be the only all-female heavy metal tribute band coming to Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe in 2020.

It was announced today that The Iron Maidens, a Southern California tribute to Iron Maiden, will perform at Penn’s Peak on Friday, June 26 at 8 p.m. with special guests Girls, Girls, Girls, a tribute to Mötley Crüe.

Tickets, which are $20 in advance or $25 the day of the show, go on sale this Monday, Dec. 23 at 1 p.m. at all Ticketmaster outlets, the Penn’s Peak box office (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe), and Roadies Restaurant and Bar (325 Maury Rd., Jim Thorpe). Penn’s Peak box office and Roadies Restaurant ticket sales are walk-up only; no phone orders.

Formed in 2001, The Iron Maidens have quickly established themselves as one of California’s most popular tribute acts, and they’re rapidly gaining international recognition. The band boasts beauty as well as excellent musicianship, a 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 Iron Maidens cover Iron Maiden material from all eras of the band’s career, encompassing the English heavy metal group’s biggest hits as well as fan favorites. The stage show includes appearances by Maiden mascot Eddie, the grim reaper, the devil, and more.

The world’s only female tribute to Iron Maiden has been joined on stage by the likes of Alex Skolnik of Testament, Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead, Megadeth’s Dave Ellefson, Anthrax’s Scott Ian, and Judas Priest’s Tim “Ripper” Owens. They were chosen to support Danzig, Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg, Nightwish, and Nevermore, among others. They’ve been featured in Playboy and Hustler as well as Rolling Stone, Guitar World, and Drum magazine.

The lineup features 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 have packed houses everywhere they play.

Girls Girls Girls, the world’s first and best all-girl tribute to Mötley Crüe, hails from New York City and has taken the world by storm since their breakout performance at a New Jersey strip club in 2007.

The band has a notable history, starting with its heyday in 2007-2009 (highlights include opening for the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ sold-out Webster Hall show, playing a mixed media show with Chuck Klosterman, Orleans Arena in Las Vegas, appearing on VH1’s “That Metal Show” in a segment on tribute bands, going to Alaska, and the Shamrock Fest at RFK Stadium in Washington, D.C.).

Since their return to the scene at their knockout reunion show in 2012, the band has been packing houses and thrilling audiences across the United States. They were added to the main stage lineup of RockJam in Grand Junction, Colorado, opening for Queensrÿche, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Hinder, and Korn, as well as playing the opening kickoff party for the campers and providing the main side stage entertainment for all three days, further solidifying their status as one of the nation’s most sought-after national touring tribute bands.

In 2014, they found themselves on the cover of The Village Voice’s Fall Preview issue with the headline “Motley Who?” They also completed their first international tour of Mexico. In 2016, they played their 100th show to a packed house at NYC’s Gramercy Theatre. In 2019, they were invited to attend the premiere of Netflix’s Mötley Crüe biopic “The Dirt” in Los Angeles and played the private afterparty at the world-famous Whisky a Go Go.

Girls covers all eras of Mötley Crüe musically without trying to emulate one specific look, retaining some of their own originality in the process. Known for their sexy chic rocker attire adorned with leather, chains, spikes, and thigh-high boots, the band delivers the music with a flirtatiously feminine twist. They inject their own personalities into the mix and wind up sounding original, rebellious, and sharp.

Embodying the same decadence and spirit of rock ‘n’ roll that the world’s most notorious rock band made famous, every show is a party. Expect all the same dirty, old-school rock ‘n’ roll fire and excitement of the live Crüe, but amped up with a little more hairspray and higher heels.