NIGHTS OF THE DEAD, LEGACY OF THE BEAST: LIVE IN MEXICO CITY
Parlophone Records (BMG in the USA) are pleased to announce the release of IRON MAIDEN’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide. Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.
The tracklisting is:
Where Eagles Dare
2 Minutes To Midnight
For The Greater Good Of God
The Wicker Man
Sign Of The Cross
Flight Of Icarus
Fear Of The Dark
The Number Of The Beast
The Evil That Men Do
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Run To The Hills
Steve Harris comments,
“When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same. We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as For The Greater Good Of God, and other older songs like Where Eagles Dare, Flight Of Icarus, The Clansman and Sign Of The Cross which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years.
We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there.”
Rod Smallwood adds,
“All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer set-list! When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City. The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show.”
The album will be available in these formats:
Deluxe hardcase book 2CD
Triple black heavyweight vinyl
Limited edition heavyweight 180g Mexican Flag triple coloured vinyl
Digital (streaming and download)
FIND ALL THE PRE-ORDER AND PRE-SAVE INFORMATION HERE
Parlophone Records will issue a very special limited edition 12” vinyl version of Iron Maiden’s iconic self-titled debut album on October 9. The release honours both the 40th anniversary of the album, which came out on April 14, 1980 and reached #4 in the UK charts, and also 2020’s National Album Day, on October 10 - a celebration of the long-player in association with the Entertainment Retailers Association (ERA).
Iron Maiden was the album that saw the East London band start the journey that has led them over the course of four decades, sixteen studio albums, over 90 million album sales and more than 2,000 concerts around the globe, to become the biggest and most acclaimed metal band on the planet.
The limited edition crystal clear vinyl picture disc is available to pre-order here.
Message from Rod Smallwood:
I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently.
Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19 we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021.
However, we are now in a position to give you details of our touring plans in respect to those shows we had hoped to play this year.
Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast tour for June/July 2021 with the exception of Moscow, St Petersburg, Weert and Zurich which unfortunately we have been unable to re-arrange in this period.
To consolidate the tour routing, as you can see, we have added 2 further shows in Arnhem and Antwerp.
We are in the process of inviting back all the Special Guests and supports who were due to play with us this year. Where any band is unable to commit to this due to their own rescheduling situations, we will look at finding other suitable acts of equivalent stature. The majority are already confirmed and can be found here.
Re-arranging the headline Festival dates has unfortunately not been possible. This is mainly because we already had an extremely busy year lined up for 2021 and, as I’m sure you can imagine, a great deal of forward planning has already gone on and there’s only so much we can do within the timeline and logistics already in place. The band enjoy playing at Festivals so please be assured we will get back to as many of these as we can at another time.
In respect of what should have been the opening leg of the 2020 tour starting on May 1 in Perth, Australia and visiting New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, Dubai and Israel, we are currently working on a possible return to as many of these countries as we can, in some guise, in the first half of 2022, more news on that will follow at the appropriate time.
The band are all fine and send you guys their best wishes, they are very much looking forward to getting back on stage next year and seeing you all so, please, continue to take care of yourselves and stay SMART.
The 2021 schedule is:
Fri 11 - POL, Warsaw PGE Narodowy
Sun 13 - GER, Bremen Bürgerweide
Tue 15 - CZE, Prague Sinobo Stadium
Wed 16 - AUT, Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open Air
Sat 19 - SPA, Barcelona Olympic Stadium
Mon 21 - POR, Lisbon Estadio Nacional
Thu 24 - ITA, Bologna Sonic Park
Sat 26 - GER, Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena (Stadium)
Sun 27 - BEL, Antwerps Sportpaleis
Wed 30 - GER, Berlin Waldbühne
Sat 3 - SWE, Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
Thu 8 - GER, Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
Sat 10 - HOL, Arnhem GelreDome
Sun 11- FRA, Paris La Defense Arena
According to Footy Headlines, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have teamed up with Brazilian brand WA Sport for three soccer shirt designs, based around the covers of the MAIDEN albums "Piece Of Mind" (1983), "Powerslave" (1984) and "Fear Of The Dark" (1992).
Under the agreement, which only covers the Latin market, WA Sport will also produce football shorts, basketball jerseys and shorts, cycling jerseys, UV-protected jerseys, tracksuits, socks, caps, bags and women's fitness (leggings and tops).
Parlophone Records will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with a fifth set of Digipak CD titles in The Live Collection – Remastered, to be released on June 19th. The albums included in this release are the seminal live recordings Live After Death and Rock In Rio.
Live After Death was recorded at Long Beach Arena, California in March 1985 on the band’s legendary year-long World Slavery Tour which started in Poland in August 1984. It comprised 187 shows around the globe and turned Iron Maiden into one of the biggest bands on the planet. The album, which also features additional tracks recorded at London’s Hammersmith Apollo, is widely regarded as one of the greatest live albums of all time.
Rock In Rio was recorded on 19th January 2001, on the final night of Iron Maiden’s Brave New World Tour. The performance was in front of 100,000 fans and was subsequently broadcast globally on TV.
The Live Collection – Remastered follows on from the recent releases of The Studio Collection – Remastered, a four-part series of releases covering their entire sixteen-strong studio album back catalogue. The albums feature the audio taken from the 2015 Mastered for iTunes project and the new collections are the first time these versions are available on CD.
As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases is optionally available in a specially artwork designed box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In this fifth batch, this will be Live After Death. Both albums in this set are available for pre-order now.
Adrian got hooked on fishing as a child growing up in East London, plundering ponds and bomb craters on the Hackney Marshes for newts and sticklebacks and catching perch from the Grand Union Canal whilst on outings with his father.
And then things began to get more exotic.
The young angling enthusiast grew up to become lead guitarist in one of the most successful rock bands in history, and started travelling the world playing to millions of fans. But once a fisherman, always a fisherman. The gear went with him, the fish got bigger, the adventures more extreme.
Welcome to the world of Adrian Smith, as he clocks in to his day job furthering the geographical boundaries of hard rock, and clocks off to explore far-flung rivers, seas, waterways, lakes and pools on his fearless quest for fishing nirvana. His first sturgeon was a whopping 100 pounder from Canada’s swirling Fraser River that nearly wiped him out mid-Maiden tour. And how about the close shave with a large shark off the Virgin Islands whilst wading waist-deep for bonefish? Not to mention an enviable list of specimen coarse fish from the UK.
Over to Adrian, to take you on his lifetime’s adventure as a rock pioneer on the final frontier of fishing.
‘Monsters Of River & Rock’ will be released on September 3rd in the UK and Ireland, with more countries to follow. We’re also working on some special editions of the book which we’ll let you know about in due course.
TEG Dainty regret to announce that IRON MAIDEN’s Australia and New Zealand dates in May have been postponed until further notice. This is due to the ongoing Coronavirus situation and recent Government instruction.
TEG Dainty advise ticket holders to hold on to their original tickets and await further information.
If you find you’re unable to attend the new dates when they are announced, refunds will be available at the point of purchase.
Die With Your Boots On is the name of a unique collaboration between Iron Maiden and West Ham United. Named after the 1983 song of the same name and driven by die-hard West Ham fan and founder member of the band Steve Harris, this partnership brings together two institutions with shared origins in London’s East End.
Harris has been flying the flag for West Ham on stage for decades, with his bass guitar even featuring the club’s iconic logo. His love for the Hammers goes back to 1965, as he recollects, “I went to see West Ham play against Newcastle when I was 9 and my mate was 10. We jumped on a bus and went to the game, and they won 4-3 and that was it. I was hooked!”
Many Maiden fans around the world have embraced Harris’ passion for West Ham and taken up support for the club themselves, often appearing at concerts in Hammers apparel. Steve added, “When I’m up there playing and I see fans in the audience wearing West Ham stuff it gives me goosebumps.”
Tracey Stratton, Licensing Manager at West Ham, was aware of the phenomenon. “One weekend last summer our club shop was inundated with rock fans from all across the globe, and we realised that Iron Maiden were playing two sold out shows at the O2. It makes perfect sense to launch this collaboration, and with Steve’s passion for it and attention to detail it has been amazing.”
Harris is very proud of the tie up with West Ham and was deeply involved in the design process, commenting, “I think it’s brilliant. I really love that version and colour of the crest, and that old classic kind of kit. It’s a modern shape but with a retro design, and I like that. Up the Irons!”
A full home kit will be available to fans around the world, who can now show their love for both institutions with one unique homage to the Irons. Steve launched the kit with West Ham and Argentina defender Pablo Zabaleta, who added, “Iron Maiden are a huge icon back home in South America and it’s great for fans of West Ham and the band to be able to show their support for both!”
IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020 heading to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a first ever visit to The Philippines. This will be followed by shows in Israel and Dubai before circling back into Europe for a final run which will be mainly Festival and headline stadium dates, plus some arena shows, and will include countries and cities not visited on previous legs. So far, the band has played to close to two million fans in 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened in 2018, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.
01 Perth, AUSTRALIA – RAC Arena, Special Guests: (Killswitch Engage)
03 Adelaide, AUSTRALIA – Entertainment Centre (Killswitch Engage)
05 Brisbane, AUSTRALIA – Entertainment Centre (Killswitch Engage)
07 Sydney, AUSTRALIA – Qudos Bank Arena (Killswitch Engage)
11 Melbourne, AUSTRALIA – Rod Laver Arena (Killswitch Engage)
13 Auckland, NEW ZEALAND – Spark Arena (Killswitch Engage)
16 Manila, PHILIPPINES - Pulp Summer Slam ^
19 Tokyo, JAPAN – Pia Arena MM
20 Tokyo, JAPAN – Pia Arena MM
22 Osaka, JAPAN - Venue to be announced
27 Dubai, UAE – Coca-Cola Arena
30 Tel Aviv, ISRAEL – Bloomfield Stadium (Orphaned Land)
05 – 07 Tampere, FINLAND – Rockfest ^
09 Bremen, GERMANY – Buergerweide (Disturbed & Airbourne)
10 Cologne, GERMANY – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
13 Donington, UK – Download Festival ^
15 Belfast, UK – Belsonic Festival ^
18 Dessel, BELGIUM – Graspop Festival ^
20 Copenhagen, DENMARK – Copenhell Festival ^
23 Berlin, GERMANY – Waldbuehne (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
25 Oslo, NORWAY – Tons of Rock Festival ^
27 Gothenburg, SWEDEN – Ullevi Stadium (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
30 St Petersburg, RUSSIA – Ice Palace (Airbourne)
02 Moscow, RUSSIA – VTB Arena – Dynamo Central Stadium (Airbourne)
05 Warsaw, POLAND – PGE Narodowy (Within Temptation & Lord of the Lost)
07 Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
09 Weert, HOLLAND – Evenemententerrein (Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
11 Paris, FRANCE – Paris La Defense Arena (Airbourne & Avatar)
16 Wiener, AUSTRIA – Stadium Open Air (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
18 Stuttgart, GERMANY – Mercedes-Benz Arena (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
20 Bologna, ITALY – Sonic Park (Airbourne & Lord of the Lost)
23 Lisbon, PORTUGAL – Estadio Nacional (Within Temptation & Airbourne)
25 Barcelona, SPAIN – Olympic Stadium (Within Temptation & Airbourne)
^ = Festivals
Bruce Dickinson says, “We’ve had a fantastic time on the Legacy tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal. The whole band has been having such fun we’re really excited to bring this production to Australia, New Zealand, Japan, The Philippines, Israel and Dubai and to come back to Europe and reach even more of our fans there”
Explorer1 Music (USA) & Warner Music (ROW) announce the release of the second album by British Lion, two new tracks and details of their first-ever US Tour!
The Burning features 11 new songs and will be released worldwide on January 17th 2020 in Digipak CD, double gatefold Vinyl and Digital Download formats.
Recorded, engineered and mixed at Barnyard Studios by Tony Newton and produced by Steve Harris, The Burning is crammed with powerful hard rock melodies, with two songs Lightning and Spit Fire being made available for download from tomorrow with all album pre-orders at www.britishlionuk.com
Аfter the shor tour in the UK the band will head for their first ever Stateside tour on the following dates:
Sat 18th Orlando, FL - Ace Cafe
Sun 19th Tampa, FL - Brass Mug
Mon 20th Pensacola, FL - Vinyl Music Hall
Weds 22nd Houston, TX - Scout Bar
Fri 24th San Antonio, TX - The Rock Box
Sat 25th Dallas, TX - Trees
Sun 26th Memphis, TN - Growlers
Tues 28th Nashville, TN - The Cowan
Weds 29th Joilet, IL - The Forge
Fri 31st Cleveland, OH - The Odean
Sat 1st Lexington, KY - Manchester Music Hall
Tues 4th Atlanta, GA - The Masquerade
Weds 5th Jacksonville, FL - Jack Rabbits
Sat 8th - Thurs 13th Monsters of Rock Cruise
Sat 15th Fort Lauderdale - Revolution Live
Mon 17th Savannah, GA - Victory North
Tues 18th Greensboro, NC - The Cone Denim
Weds 19th Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club
Thurs 20th New York, NY - Gramercy Theatre
British Lion will be doing a short UK club tour in December on the following dates,
Sun 15th Norwich - Waterfront - tickets
Mon 16th Manchester – Club Academy - tickets
Tues 17th Chester – The Live Music Rooms - tickets
Weds 18th Nottingham – Rescue Rooms - tickets
Thurs 19th Colchester – Arts Centre - tickets
Fri 20th London – O2 Islington Academy - tickets (on sale Sat 26th at 11am)
Tickets are on sale now. Support at all shows will be Voodoo Six And Nine Miles Down.
Steve Harris says,
“I’m in the UK in December and thought it would be great to take British Lion out on the road for a few shows while I’m here. We haven’t played any in England since 2017 and as most people know, I love getting out and playing live whenever I can, so this seemed a good opportunity to fit some dates in. The set-list will be a mixture of songs from the first British Lion album and new songs from our upcoming second album which is due to be released early next year. We’ll be announcing full details of that very shortly.”
Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with the fourth set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on November 22nd.
As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 22nd batch, this will be A Matter Of Life And Death.
Ebury/Penguin Random House will publish Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith's autobiography, entitled Monsters Of River And Rock: My Life As Iron Maiden's Compulsive Angler, next year.
What Does This Button Do? An Evening With Bruce Dickinson-Featuring Q&A 23rd December (Monday) 2019, 20:00 h, The National Palace of Culture, Sofia
Bruce Dickinson is considered one of the world’s most storied musicians. Aside from decades spent delivering high-octane performances with Iron Maiden, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too. A true polymath, Bruce is an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist and best-selling author, radio presenter, a TV actor and international fencer.
The 2017 Bruce started promoting the book by undertaking a small number of readings and Q&A in theatres around the UK. What Does This Button Do?-An Evening With Bruce Dickinson has since evolved into a full-blown one-man show, more akin to a stand-up comedian’s routine, lasting well over two hours and touring the globe to critical acclaim, including a sold-out performance last summer at the largest arts festival in the world, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Split into two parts, the first half of the show sees Bruce taking a humorous, often satirical look back at his colourful, roller-coaster life. Delivering compelling tales in his uniquely anarchic style and punctuated with photographs, he recounts anecdotes not just from the book, but others deemed either too risqué or otherwise to have made the final edit!
The second half of the evening is devoted entirely to a Q&A session, where fans’ quirky, frank and often completely left field questions are tackled with completely improvised -and invariably quick-witted -responses by Bruce, all of which makes for a highly entertaining and enjoyable night out
Do not miss this unique opportunity to witness one of the world’s most captivating rock icons in an intimate environment when Bruce Dickinson brings his one-man speaking show for the very first time to Bulgaria on 23 December 2019
“There were moments of laughter, moments of raucous applause, and moments when you could have heard a pin drop, as we hung on his every word...a master storyteller. Highly articulate, animated, witty and at times downright hilarious”– Heavymag, Sydney, Australia
“What struck me in his conversation was his ability to ad-lib and move with the audience....it really was an interesting evening...don’t miss it” –Wall Of Sound, Sydney, Australia
“Wow Bruce, just wow!! A fantastic storyteller...it was a privilege to hear his stories first hand from the man himself” –Silver Tiger Media, Melbourne, Australia
“Dickinson’s show flowed beautifully....he is an excellent storyteller...a consummate showman, and this speaking engagement only proved to solidify that notion. For fans of Iron Maiden, rock and metal aviation or just interesting lives in general, Dickinson’s show is a must-see” -Overdrive, Melbourne, Australia
“Armed only with his humour, charm and a simple slide show, Bruce Dickinson offers an intimate idea of his dazzling life. There are a diligent jack of all trades and creatively exuberant entrepreneurs. And then there's Bruce Dickinson-who plays in his own league" –Aftonbladet newspaper, Sweden
"Bruce Dickinson is a superstar...When you dig deeper, you find that his tremendous sense of humour facilitates the telling of an epic story. This man has an enormous heart and a fighting spirit." –Copenhagen Post newspaper, Denmark
“Bruce Dickinson is an eager man, devoted to exploring and learning new things ....a fantastic storyteller” –Radio Rock, Bauer Media, Norway.
"Dickinson is a power of nature on stage...” -Turun Sanomat newspaper, Finland
"Dickinson was on fire, strolled around on the stage, making ruthless fun of himself. And others. Extremely witty as was to be expected” –Morgunbladid newspaper, Iceland
“The talented Mr Dickinson....is a perfect stand-up comedian...as if he had done nothing else in his life” -Tages-Anzeiger newspaper, Switzerland
“Bruce fascinates for 2 hours and 45 minutes with entertaining anecdotes.” –Lords of Metal website, Holland
“An incredible front man in every sense of the word, an excellent entertainer and performer, but what we didn’t know is that he is also an outstanding speaker, full of wit!” –Red HardnHeavy website, Spain
The tickets for the show “What Does This Button Do? An Evening With Bruce Dickinson” go on sale on today via Eventim
Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.
As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the July 26th batch, this will be Fear Of The Dark.
All four albums in this third batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com
Batch 4 - date tbc
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier / The Book Of Souls*
*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time
Burce Dickinson announced new dates for his one-man show in support of the book “What Does This Button Do”. The two dates closest to Bulgaria for now are: 04.11.2019 – Athens, Creece and 08.02.2020 – Bucharest, Romania
01 - Hotel Catalonia Barcelona Plaza, Barcelona, Spain - Tickets
07 - Teatro Principal – Alicante, Spain - Tickets
08 - Alua Magna, Lisbon, Portugal - Tickets
13 - National Stadium, Dublin, Ireland - Tickets
08 - Sala Radio, Bucharest, Romania - Tickets
Following on from the triumphant European leg of the Legacy Of The Beast tour, we’re now pleased to announce tour dates for 2019:
LotB 19July 2019
18 - Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 - Atlanta, GA, USA - Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
22 - Charlotte, NC, USA - PNC Music Pavilion
24 - Washington DC, USA - Jiffy Lube Live
26 - Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 - Philadelphia, PA, USA - Wells Fargo Center
01 - Boston, MA, USA - Xfinity Center
03 - Hartford, CT, USA - Xfinity Theatre
05 - Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 - Quebec, QC, CANADA - Videotron Centre
09 - Toronto, ON, CANADA - Budweiser Stage
10 - Toronto, ON, CANADA - Budweiser Stage
13 - Buffalo, NY, USA - KeyBank Center
15 - Cincinnati, OH, USA - Riverbend Music Center
17 - Pittsburgh, PA, USA - PPG Paints Arena
19 - Nashville, TN, USA - Bridgestone Arena
22 - Chicago, IL, USA - Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 - Indianapolis, IN, USA - Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 - St Paul, MN, USA - Xcel Energy Center
28 - Winnipeg, MB, CANADA - Bell MTS Place
30 - Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 - Calgary, AB, CANADA - Scotiabank Saddledome
03 - Vancouver, BC, CANADA - Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05 - Tacoma, WA, USA - Tacoma Dome
06 - Portland, OR, USA - Moda Center
09 - Sacramento, CA, USA - Golden 1 Center
10 - Oakland, CA, USA - Oracle Arena
13 - Las Vegas, NV, USA - MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 - Los Angeles, CA, USA - Banc of California Stadium
17 - Phoenix, AZ, USA - Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 - Albuquerque, NM, USA - Isleta Amphitheater
21 - Dallas, TX, USA - Dos Equis Pavilion
22 - Houston, TX, USA - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 - San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 - Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace
04 – Rio de Janeiro, BRAZIL – Rock In Rio
12 - Buenos Aires, ARGENTINA - Velez Sarsfield Stadium
15 - Santiago, CHILE - Estadio Nacional
No further countries will be added to the above touring schedule.
Tickets go on sale from Friday November 16th, with an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members starting on the 12th – details here.
Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age. Additionally, Fozzy will be Guests for the Banc of California Stadium show in Los Angeles.
Bruce Dickinson comments,
“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”
Steve Harris adds,
“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like Flight Of Icarus, Sign Of The Cross and The Clansman with songs we know the fans want to hear like The Trooper, 2 Minutes To Midnight, The Number Of The Beast, Fear Of The Dark, Run To The Hills, Hallowed Be Thy Name and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list were inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name is available on iOS and Android.
For the 2019 shows, IRON MAIDEN will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible, to assist in our battle against secondary ticketing. As always, we urge fans to only purchase tickets from approved outlets.
Fans In the US & Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP upgrade package – full details here.
Parlophone Records (BMG in the US) will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalogue with The Studio Collection – Remastered, covering the band’s sixteen-strong studio albums across their career to date.
Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered will be released on the Digipak CD format, with the track listing matching the original UK releases. The recordings are taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums will be released chronologically in batches of four, across a nine month period superseding the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms. As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the November 16th batch, this will be The Number Of The Beast.
Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”
All four albums in this first batch are available for pre-order now!
1st batch: November 16th
- Iron Maiden
- The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch)
- Piece Of Mind
2nd batch: Feb 2019
- Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors)
- Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son
- No Prayer For The Dying
3rd batch April 2019
- Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors)
- The X Factor
- Virtual XI
- Brave New World
4th batch June 2019
- Dance Of Death
- A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors)
- The Final Frontier
- The Book Of Souls*
*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time
IRON MAIDEN recently completed the first leg of their Legacy Of The Beast tour, playing sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows across Europe to over 750,000 fans. The tour, which was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer, will continue into 2019 with a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio festival recently announced and more dates to follow.
British Lion are about to hit some countries for the first time!
1st - Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Canada - tickets
2nd - Maxwell's Waterloo, Canada - tickets
3rd - Brass Monkey, Ottawa, Canada - tickets
4th - L'Imperial Quebec City, Canada - tickets
5th - Theatre Corona, Montreal, Canada - tickets
9th - Circo Voador, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil - tickets
10th - Cine Joia, Sao Paulo, Brazil - tickets
13th - Opiniao, Porto Alegre, Brazil - tickets
16th - Obras, Buenos Aires, Argentina - tickets
18th - Caupolician Theater, Santiago, Chile - tickets
26th - Namba Hatch, Higashi-Osaka, Japan - tickets
27th - Ex Theater Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan - tickets
28th - Ex Theater Roppongi, Tokyo, Japan - tickets
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Bruce takes his book tour for a quick international jaunt..
16th - Cordis, Auckland, NZ - tickets
18th - Enmore Theatre, Sydney, Australia - tickets
19th - Palais Theatre, Melbourne, Australia - tickets
21st - Llewellyn Hall, Canberra, Australia - tickets
23rd - Civic Theatre, Newcastle, Australia - tickets
24th - Eaton Hills Hotel, Brisbane, Australia - tickets
3rd - Tel Aviv Opera House, Israel - tickets