TWO YEARS IN THE MAKING, IRON MAIDEN LIVE ALBUM TO BE RELEASED ON NOVEMBER 17TH
Warner Music will release IRON MAIDEN’s ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ on November 17th worldwide [through BMG in the USA]. This live recording comprises 15 songs captured during ‘The Book Of Souls World Tour’, which covered 39 countries across six continents during 2016 and 2017, and was seen by over two million fans. ‘The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter’ will be released physically in CD, deluxe CD & vinyl audio formats, with the concert film available to stream free online or as a digital download – full details below.
Produced by Tony Newton and Iron Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris, the album is based on this year’s set list and is a faithful record of the epic show, including six songs from ‘The Book Of Souls’, the band's most recent studio album, along with many other classics and fan favourites.
Steve comments, "We spent a huge amount of time working on this as I wanted to get it as close to the Maiden live experience as I possibly could and to represent our fans from different parts of the world. This meant listening to literally hours upon hours of tapes from every show, to select material and construct a sound that would run consistently across the whole album and capture the excitement of a new country like El Salvador alongside such regular favourites as Donington or Wacken.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds, "’The Book Of Souls World Tour’ was a huge undertaking, not least for Bruce who started the tour singing in public for the very first time since recovering from throat cancer. He also piloted Ed Force One, upgraded last year from a Boeing 757 to a 747 so we could go further and faster to visit some fantastic cities and fans all round the world. This year continued that excitement bringing us our most successful North American and UK tours ever. It was a very special tour in a great many ways so we felt we wanted to document it for both ourselves and for our fans. Steve has done an incredible job putting together this set from cities around the world and we’ve made sure the deluxe CD will be available in a matching book format to ‘The Book of Souls’ release.
"On top of all that the release will be celebrated by an event that is a Maiden first: a free live streaming premiere of the concert film, as a thank you to our loyal fans around the world. We hope that the global Maiden community will all enjoy coming together to watch this special event online. Many of you will be in it as there is footage from a whole host of the places we played on this momentous tour. ”
More details on how to take part in this one-off event will be published on IronMaiden.com shortly.
The full tracklisting and the cities they were recorded in, is as follows:
If Eternity Should Fail – Sydney, Australia
Speed of Light - Cape Town, South Africa
Wrathchild – Dublin, Ireland
Children of the Damned – Montreal, Canada
Death or Glory – Wroclaw, Poland
The Red and the Black – Tokyo, Japan
The Trooper - San Salvador, El Salvador
Powerslave – Trieste, Italy
The Great Unknown – Newcastle, UK
The Book of Souls – Donington, UK
Fear of the Dark – Fortaleza, Brazil
Iron Maiden - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Number of the Beast – Wacken, Germany
Blood Brothers – Donington, UK
Wasted Years - Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The album will replicate ‘The Book Of Souls’ original formats and be issued as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP and digital download in high resolution audio (48khz/24 bit) including Mastered for iTunes (MFiT) version. A digital download of the concert film will also be available to purchase following its free online premiere.
BMG will be reissuing Bruce's solo catalogue on vinyl worldwide on 27th October.
Bruce's six solo albums span from 1990 to 2005 and have been cut from the original masters for reissue on heavyweight, black 180g vinyl in artworked sleeves. Two of the titles ‘The Chemical Wedding’ and ‘Tyranny Of Souls are being made available for the first time ever on vinyl. The four previously available: ‘Tattooed Millionaire’, ‘Balls To Picasso’, ‘Skunkworks’ and ‘Accident Of Birth’ have been long out of print, with the latter two titles now expanded to double LPs for optimum sound.
As a special bonus, all six albums will also be available in a limited edition ‘Soloworks’ box, a must have for any collector.
From the stripped down, hard rock of Bruce’s debut solo album ‘Tattooed Millionaire’ (1990) and it’s heavier successor ‘Balls To Picasso’ (1994), through the cutting edge alt-rock of ‘Skunkworks’(1996) and the heavy metal celebration of ‘Accident Of Birth’ (1997) to the modern metal with a traditional heart of ‘The Chemical Wedding’ (1998) and final solo foray, ‘Tyranny Of Souls’ (2005), these six albums are an essential part of Bruce’s story outside of Maiden and, more importantly, some of the most vital and absorbing metal albums of the last three decades. Revisit them now at maximum volume.
Everyone who purchases the complete ’Soloworks’ box from 'pledgemusic.com' will also receive a double-sided 24” x 36” poster.
The first ever official Iron Maiden comic book series is coming from leading US science fiction, fantasy and horror publishers Heavy Metal Publishing. The comic books are based on the band’s hit mobile role playing game, Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, where players battle as Eddie across the many worlds of Iron Maiden’s discography, from the ancient sands of Powerslave to the far flung future of The Final Frontier.
Comprising five fantastic issues, with an overarching narrative and incredible illustrations, Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast is written by Llexi Leon and Ian Edginton, with art from Kevin J. West, Jason Gorder, and Santi Casas. The first issue goes on sale worldwide from comic retailers everywhere on October 31st. See full details below.
The comic book series expands on the video game narrative. As dark forces conspire to corrupt the fabric of reality, Eddie’s immortal soul is shattered and strewn across the cosmos – leaving a weakened, primal Eddie to battle across space and time facing off against the twisted legions of The Beast, seeking out the lost shards of his soul, and bringing order to the realms. With each victory, and with the aid of old friends, Eddie will restore his fearsome powers as he draws ever closer to facing the Unholy foe behind his fall… and thwarting a plot to unravel all of Creation!
Jeff Krelitz, CEO of Heavy Metal says, “As a lifelong fan of Iron Maiden, it is a privilege to publish the first official comic giving a narrative to their iconic mascot, Eddie. Heavy Metal’s near half-century-long history of either working with or launching the careers of only the most accomplished artists continues here with the amazing team Iron Maiden has working on this series”
Llexi Leon, Interactive Creative Director at Phantom Music Management says, "After 40 years of unbridled creativity, innovation, and attitude, Heavy Metal has always been a home to the greatest talent in sequential storytelling and fantasy art. With a natural affiliation to the heavy music genre, it's a nexus point for counter culture and alternative arts. I can think of no better partner to explore Iron Maiden's Mythology and expand the Legacy Of The Beast!"
LOTB Volume 1 Release Schedule:
Issue #1 - October 31, 2017
Issue #2 - November 15, 2017 UK | Europe | USA (East) | USA (West)
Issue #3 - December 13, 2017 UK | Europe | USA (East) | USA (West)
Issue #4 - January 17th, 2018
Issue #5 - February 14th, 2018
Writers: (Story) Llexi Leon, (Script) Ian Edginton
Pencil Artist: Kevin J West
Cover Artist: (A) Santi Casas
Inks Artist: Jason Gorder
Color: Raúl Manriquez
Letters: Jacob Bascle
HarperNonFiction will publish “What Does This Button Do” on October 19th. For the first time ever, Bruce shares his recollections of childhood and school days, joining Maiden, his solo career, aviation, his recent tongue cancer and much more. In typical Bruce style, this book was written exhaustively in longhand, filling seven A4 notebooks, which he has been working on meticulously whilst out on the road during The Book Of Souls World Tour.
The book will be released internationally with local language versions being made available too.
To read the full Harper Collins press release click here
Pre-order links here (more to be added as we get them):
As we let Eddie out of his cage for the final leg of The Book of Souls World tour, his digital doppelganger makes a debut in Legacy of the Beast.
The techno-bods over at Legacy of The Beast HQ have been working hard on an epic Mayan-themed battle arena, where your squad of characters can do battle with other players to climb the global leader-boards and claim unique in-game prizes.
The new arena is closely based on the TBOS stage set's ancient pyramids and stone statues, with the whole thing taking months to create. The Killer Krew would like to point out that they can knock the real deal up in a few hours, the LotB techies argue that their virtual version is faster to load-in and doesn't need a fleet of trucks to move it around. Settling this argument in a player-versus-player battle seems to be the only way to go…
More awesome stuff will be coming to Legacy of the Beast over the next few months, including Clairvoyant and Trooper Eddie characters, along with Social Chat and new world 'Night City' - inspired by early Maiden and London's East End. If you want to check it out, just grab Legacy Of The Beast (it's free) from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay.
For more information please visit www.ironmaidenlegacy.com
It's #TShirtFriday and we're excited to reveal our 2017 UK tour shirt!
Maintaining the Maiden tradition of having some fun with our tour art, the UK shirt depicts Eddie aboard the 'Trooperbike', bombing down the motorway headed for the Isle of Man TT. Yes, he's moved on from the old Maiden England chopper and got (stolen!) himself something a bit sportier and faster!
In the real world, the Trooper Triumph by Smiths Racing will be campaigned on the roads by Peter Hickman at the Northwest 200 and the Ulster Grand Prix, as well as the TT. This is the third year that Trooper has been a sponsor, and the first time on a British bike. Previous outings have seen podiums for Hicky at the Northwest and the Ulster, with huge gnarly fingers crossed for more success this year.
Follow Hicky on Twitter @peterhickman60
If you'd like to avoid the queues, carrying a spare shirt or having to get changed in the loos, the new UK shirt is available to pre-order here along with selected items from our 2017 tour merchandise range - at the same price as at the shows.
NEXT SERIES OF IRON MAIDEN ALBUM REISSUES TO BE RELEASED FROM 19th MAY - 12 ALBUMS ON HEAVYWEIGHT 180GRAM BLACK VINYL
NO PRAYER FOR THE DYING / FEAR OF THE DARK / THE X FACTOR / VIRTUAL XI / BRAVE NEW WORLD / ROCK IN RIO / DANCE OF DEATH / A MATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH /
DEATH ON THE ROAD / FLIGHT 666 / THE FINAL FRONTIER / EN VIVO!
Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight IRON MAIDEN albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990-2015 in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.
Unlike the 1980’s reissues which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases.
The records will be released chronologically across a three month period:
May 19th: No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark / The X Factor / Virtual XI
June 23rd: Brave New World / Rock In Rio (Live) / Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death
July 28th: Death On The Road (Live) / Flight 666 (Live) / The Final Frontier / En Vivo! (Live)
As a bonus, the first two albums (No Prayer For The Dying & Fear Of The Dark) will also be made available in an exclusive Collector’s Box sized to house all 12 albums with additional space for fans to insert the latest Maiden studio album The Book Of Souls, which was released on triple black vinyl in 2015. The Collector’s Box will be a strictly limited edition and available while stocks last.
These high quality, black vinyls comprised of eight studio albums together with a specially selected choice of four live recordings from this period, completes the IRON MAIDEN album reissues series and offers Maiden fans the opportunity to own the band’s entire studio album legacy on vinyl simultaneously for the very first time.
IRON MAIDEN’s The Book Of Souls Tour resumes with a series of arena shows opening in Sportpalais, Antwerp, Belgium on 22nd April and continuing into Germany, UK and Ireland, finishing with two sold-out shows at London’s 02 arena on 27th & 28th May. The band then flies to the U.S.A for an extensive series of arena and amphitheatre shows including dates in Canada, ending with two nights in Brooklyn, New York on 21 & 22 July. This is the final leg of The Book Of Souls Tour. Most shows are already sold out - check ironmaiden.com for dates/availability.
Due to overwhelming demand, IRON MAIDEN have added a second night at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday July 22nd. Tickets go on sale Saturday February 25th at 10am EST via Ticketmaster.com
The extra date in Brooklyn on July 22nd will be the final chance for Maiden fans to witness The Book Of Souls Tour as it’s two year, round-the-world odyssey which began in February 2016 in Florida comes to a close. By which time, the band will have played 117 shows to well over 2 million fans in 36 countries, across six of the seven continents travelling well over 100,000 miles.
Tickets for the North American 26 date June/July second leg of The Books Of Souls Tour went on sale nationally a little over two weeks ago on Friday January 27th and were speedily snapped up by Maiden fans with well over 200,000 tickets being sold across the opening weekend alone. The Brooklyn show, the band’s first ever visit here, sold out rapidly with neighbours Philadelphia and Newark already close to sell-out too. There’s been particular fan frenzy in places the band has not played for many years such as Minneapolis which is already sold out with Oakland and Tampa the next to go.
To mark the very end of the tour Maiden have used their coveted city specific event shirt art upfront of the show. The art, by long time collaborator Herve Monjeaud, features Eddie playing havoc with the iconic Brooklyn Bridge amidst hordes of global Maiden fans arriving to witness the event.
Fanclub members will be given the option of an exclusive pre-sale for the 2nd Brooklyn date, along with the chance to enter in the draw to be First To The Barrier.
Special guests on the North American leg of The Book Of Souls Tour are Ghost
Prior to the North American tour the band play shows in Belgium, Germany , the UK and Ireland starting on Apr 22. As an update for fans, some tickets are still available for the second night in Oberhausen, Nottingham, Aberdeen, Sheffield, Manchester and Newcastle. All other European shows are completely sold out including the opening show at the massive Sportpalais in Antwerp, both Frankfurt shows, Dublin and both shows at the London O2.
The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No.1 spot in over 40 countries around the world and No.4 in the U.S.A.
Scream For Me Sarajevo is a documentary film about Sarajevo during the 1992-95 siege; specifically a film about the music scene in the besieged Bosnian capital with special focus on a concert held in the city's BKC music hall by Bruce Dickinson on December 14, 1994. It is a film about people who risked their lives to perform for the people who risked their lives in order to live them.
It was first screened to a select international audience during the Sarajevo Film Festival in August 2016 where the film picked up the Special Jury Award, the Human Rights Award and the Audience Award (scoring 4.98/5, the highest score ever awarded in the Film Festival's twenty-one year history).
Scream For Me Sarajevo will be screened at the following Film Festivals, with others to follow over the coming months:
Göteborg Film Festival, Goteborg, Sweden, January 27 - February 5
LET'S CEE Film Festival, Vienna, Austria, March 21 - 27
Vilnius Film Festival, Vilnius, Lithuania, Mar 23 - Apr 06
Director: Tarik Hodžić
Cast: Bruce Dickinson , Alex Elena , Chris Dale , Jasenko Pašić ,Feđa Štukan , Erol Gagula
Screenplay: Tarik Hodžić, Jasenko Pašić
Director of Photography: Amel Djikoli
Editor: Tarik Hodžić
Music: Bruce Dickinson
Sound Design: Nenad Nešo Kovačević
Producer: Adnan Ćuhara
Associate Producer: Tatjana Bonny
Production: Prime Time
Milomir Kovacevic - Strasni
Alessandro Alex Elena
Major Martin Morris
IRON MAIDEN’s hugely successful The Book Of Souls World Tour will return to North America for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows in summer 2017. The mammoth tour opened in Florida last February playing fourteen sold-out shows in the U.S.A and Canada along with a further 58 concerts in 34 other countries around the globe.
First night reviews from Ft Lauderdale called it “…a full-throttle, devil-may-care performance that thrilled a sold-out BB&T Center” (Sun Sentinel) with Revolver magazine reporting how the band’s legendary mascot Eddie dominated the Maya-themed stage: “From a walking zombie towering over band members during the set, to being featured on a host of back-drops and huge blow-up figures – the quintessential symbol was omnipresent for the entire show” including Eddie having his heart literally ripped out of his chest and hurled into the crowd by Bruce!
The full list of dates:
JUN 03 BRISTOW, VA JIFFY LUBE LIVE
JUN 04 PHILADELPHIA, PA WELLS FARGO CENTER
JUN 07 NEWARK, NJ PRUDENTIAL CENTER
JUN 09 CHARLOTTE, NC PNC MUSIC PAVILION
JUN 11 TAMPA, FL AMALIE ARENA
JUN 13 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA
JUN 15 CHICAGO, IL HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER
JUN 16 MINNEAPOLIS, MN XCEL ENERGY CENTER
JUN 19 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK CHESAPEAKE ARENA
JUN 21 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER
JUN 23 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
JUN 24 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER
JUN 27 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
JUN 28 PHOENIX, AZ TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
JUL 01 SAN BERNARDINO, CA GLEN HELEN AMPHITHEATER*
JUL 03 LAS VEGAS, NV T-MOBILE ARENA
JUL 05 OAKLAND, CA ORACLE ARENA
JUL 07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT USANA AMPHITHEATER
JUL 09 LINCOLN, NE PINNACLE BANK ARENA
JUL 11 KANSAS CITY, MO SPRINT CENTER
JUL 12 ST LOUIS, MO HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER
JUL 15 TORONTO, CANADA BUDWEISER STAGE
JUL 16 QUEBEC CITY, CANADA VIDEOTRON CENTRE
JUL 19 MANSFIELD, MA XFINITY CENTER
JUL 21 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER
Tickets start going on-sale Friday January 27 – check www.ironmaiden.com for market specific info. As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can also be found on www.ironmaiden.com along with information on how Fan Club members can participate in the draw to be “First To The Barrier”.
IRON MAIDEN are delighted to welcome Ghost as their Special Guests for the North American leg of The Book Of Souls World Tour.
* In San Bernardino only IRON MAIDEN & Ghost will be joined by Kamelot (making their only US appearance in 2017) and Exodus making their only SoCal performance.
After great feedback to last year’s North American trial of the concept, Maiden fans will again be able to enjoy a TROOPER VIP Upgrade package that will allow them early access to the venue, a pile of TROOPER goodies and MAIDEN swag, TROOPER beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. The upgrade packages are available at US$199/$260CAN from www.troopervip.com . The concert ticket must be purchased separately.
For the 2017 shows Maiden will once again, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a partial paperless ticketing system in as many venues as possible, which they have been successfully doing since 2010 and has worked well in lessening the ticketing scalping and drain of the prime tickets into the Secondary Ticketing sites.
The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the No.1 spot in over 40 countries around the world, No.2 in Canada and No.4 in the U.S.A.
Rock legends IRON MAIDEN continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden's first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May. There will be 8 dates across England in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham and London, two in Scotland in Glasgow and Aberdeen and one in Cardiff, Wales.
The dates are:
APR 22 BELGIUM ANTWERP SPORTPALEIS
APR 24 GERMANY OBERHAUSEN KÖNIG-PILSENER-ARENA
APR 28 GERMANY FRANKFURT FESTHALLE
MAY 02 GERMANY HAMBURG BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 04 ENGLAND NOTTINGHAM MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 06 IRELAND DUBLIN 3ARENA
MAY 08 ENGLAND MANCHESTER ARENA
MAY 10 ENGLAND SHEFFIELD ARENA
MAY 11 ENGLAND LEEDS FIRST DIRECT ARENA
MAY 14 ENGLAND NEWCASTLE METRO RADIO ARENA
MAY 16 SCOTLAND GLASGOW SSE HYDRO ARENA
MAY 17 SCOTLAND ABERDEEN AECC GE OIL & GAS ARENA
MAY 20 ENGLAND LIVERPOOL ECHO ARENA
MAY 21 ENGLAND BIRMINGHAM BARCLAYCARD ARENA
MAY 24 WALES CARDIFF MOTORPOINT ARENA
MAY 27 ENGLAND LONDON O2 ARENA
No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017.
Special Guests on all shows will be American arena headliners SHINEDOWN
Tickets go on-sale Friday 30th September at 9am.
Iron Maiden's Book Of Souls World Tour began way back in late February when Bruce flew Ed Force One to Fort Lauderdale for the first gig of this epic adventure which has seen the band play sixty-nine gigs in six of the world's seven continents to over 1.5million fans in 36 countries.
There's just three gigs to go now - Bucharest, Romania tomorrow (Saturday 30th July) night, Luxembourg on Tuesday and Wacken on Thursday night, 4th August.
There can be no better place to finish a mammoth world tour than Wacken and Thursday's performance is already promising to be iconic and you can see for yourself as from 8.30pm UK time on Thursday, the whole show will be exclusively streaming worldwide on Livestream at www.concert.arte.tv/de/wacken and www.wacken.com.
Photo by Stuart McKay
We are proud to announce our fan club event shirts for Iron Maiden's concert in Bucharest, Romania on 30.07.2016.
The shirts will be available for pre sale on our website soon and will be in stock in the middle of july!
As always the quantity will be limited so don't miss them!
Maiden will play Constitution Square, Bucharest on Saturday July 30th, as part of The Book Of Souls World Tour.
Tickets go on general sale through Eventim network and www.eventim.ro at 4pm on March 31st, while our Fanclub Presale starts today at 4pm
Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have announced 'TROOPER Red 'N' Black – a new limited edition beer from their award-winning TROOPER* range – which will be available to fans worldwide from September 2016.
Red 'N' Black porter is the third beer in the TROOPER range following on from the stunning success of TROOPER and last year's limited edition TROOPER 666.
The beer, designed once again by IRON MAIDEN vocalist and ale aficionado Bruce Dickinson along with Robinsons' Head Brewer Martyn Weeks, takes its inspiration from a very early Robinsons recipe which was first brewed in the 1850's; a time when porter style beer was becoming increasingly popular in Britain.
Bruce Dickinson explains: "I like tasting outside the box. Stouts and porters were virgin territory for me so I just went by feel. Martyn and I hope we have created a new take on a classic beer and one which I hope will tickle the taste buds of ale fans in a pleasantly unexpected way."
At 6.8% in bottle or 5.8% ABV in cask, TROOPER Red 'N' Black is the strongest beer in the range to date.
Taking its name from both the colour of the beer, which glows red when held up to light, and the song 'The Red and the Black' from Iron Maiden's critically acclaimed 2015 album The Book of Souls, TROOPER Red 'N' Black uses a blend of chocolate and crystal malts which help give the beer a roasted malt and caramel backbone. Robinsons yeast, the same strain which has been used in the Stockport brewer's beers since 1942, provides hints of both liquorice and honey to create a delicious warming brew.
John Robinson, Brands Manager for Robinsons Brewery said: "With millions of pints sold in 55 countries worldwide it's safe to say that TROOPER remains a phenomenal success. Last year, we released TROOPER 666 at the request of the fans and this year we are happy to be releasing another limited edition beer that broadens the TROOPER range in an ever evolving and vibrant beer market."
Robinsons have been taking global trade pre-orders from the beginning of March, to try and ensure that the limited edition bottles will be available simultaneously in local outlets in as many countries as possible around the world by autumn.
IRON MAIDEN had started "THE BOOK OF SOULS WORLD TOUR 2016" form Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.
On some of the tour shirts can be seen still unannounced date for Bucharest – Romania 30.07.
01. If Eternity Should Fail
02. Speed Of Light
03. Children Of The Damned
04. Tears Of A Clown
05. The Red And The Black
06. The Trooper
08. Death Or Glory
09. The Book Of Souls
10. Hallowed Be Thy Name
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. Iron Maiden
13. The Number Of The Beast
14. Blood Brothers
15. Wasted Years
We will inform you for any upcoming news about the tour.
London, UK - Roadhouse Interactive, 50cc Games and Metal legends Iron Maiden are pleased to announce that Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast, an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology, will launch worldwide this summer on iOS and Android platforms.
Following a series of hit action sports titles for Red Bull Media House, Warhammer 40,000: Carnage, a Games Workshop ARPG, and SMOSH Food Battle for YouTube sensations SMOSH, Roadhouse Interactive's development and publishing divisions have been working hand in hand with Iron Maiden and their Phantom Music Management team, who have granted unparalleled access to the vaults in order to create a truly authentic Iron Maiden game.
"As a lifelong fan, I have always thought that Maiden's music, lyrics and cast of characters would provide the perfect basis for a deep RPG experience", says James Hursthouse, CEO of Roadhouse Interactive. "With this game we're creating an outstanding RPG that will appeal to all mobile gamers, including those discovering Maiden for the first time."
Developed in close collaboration with Iron Maiden's management, players take on the role of the band's iconic mascot, Eddie, in his many forms - each with unique abilities. Players explore new worlds, travel through time, and battle a cast of dramatic and engaging characters drawn from the expansive catalogue of Maiden's albums and art. Gameplay is enhanced with a soundtrack using songs spanning the band's entire career, including previously unheard live recordings of Iron Maiden classics adapted for the game by engineer Tony Newton under the close scrutiny of bassist and founding member Steve Harris.
"We know many of our fans are gamers and we have long thought that Eddie and Maiden's music and imagery would be perfect for this. It's something we have been looking at revisiting since Ed Hunter way back in 1999. Now in 2016 it can all be done on a smartphone so it makes it even more accessible for Maiden fans everywhere and also all the gamers out there." comments Harris.
Band manager Rod Smallwood says, "A game with tons of Maiden history, a load of unheard performances, and a chance to make your own Eddie army thanks to a world class Maiden-mad gaming company – now that's something I'm very excited about and I'm pretty sure our fans will be too. Thank you Roadhouse!"
Phantom Music creative director Llexi Leon adds, "This is the first time we'll see Iron Maiden's lyrical lore and the rich mythology of the record covers brought together in a cohesive universe, exploring Eddie's immortality and inviting players to control his destiny. The band's signature theatrics and musical drama set the tone for a unique adventure that's perfect for video games"
Iron Maiden's latest album, The Book of Souls, was released in September 2015 to popular and critical acclaim, hitting the #1 spot in over 40 countries and reinforcing their position as one of the most relevant and influential bands in music today. This year they will embark on the The Book of Souls World tour and with fan excitement at fever pitch it's the perfect time to expand Iron Maiden's legend into gaming.
Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast will be available later this year on iOS and Android platforms. See www.ironmaidenlegacy.com for ongoing releases about the game.
Maiden frontman tells Classic Rock he's halfway through writing process. Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson is working on what will be his seventh solo album. The vocalist tells Classic Rock he has about "half an album" written and that he plans to warm up for Maiden's 2016 world tour rehearsals by working on more of his own material. And he reveals that If Eternity Should Fail, from current Maiden album The Book Of Souls, was originally penned with his solo album in mind.
Dickinson says: "I'm looking forward to getting stuck into some sensible rehearsals. I may even sneak off and do some solo songwriting because I've got half of an album on the blocks.
"If Eternity Should Fail was originally intended as one of its tracks. But it could be a cool, relatively unchallenging way of pre-warming up the voice before I go into Maiden rehearsals. So making some noise that way first could be a possibility."
IRON MAIDEN and the award-winning Japanese electronics company ONKYO Corporation are delighted to announce the launch of their unique on-ear headphones available from December 4th.
The ED-PH0N3S have been specially designed to provide fans of IRON MAIDEN, rock and heavy metal the ultimate way to hear their music, with the clarity and full acoustic range required by Maiden bassist, founder member and co-producer Steve Harris.
ED-PH0N3S will be available exclusively through quality audio retail chain Richer Sounds in the UK, and on-line across Europe from MaidenAudio.com on December 4th
The official Japanese launch event is taking place at the Astro Hall in Harajuku, Tokyo on December 8th, with availability in many other countries worldwide to follow in 2016. The companion Maiden Audio smartphone App will be available for download in the Apple Store and Google Play Store from December 4th. This app is available for both iOS and Android and includes exclusive IRON MAIDEN custom EQ settings.
The Maiden Audio partnership was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January. Over the following months, Steve Harris worked directly with Mark Cheffins, Artist Relations & Technical Consultant at ONKYO and their Japanese engineers. The resulting ED-PH0N3S are customised to Steve's exacting sonic requirements delivering the ultimate audio experience when listening to IRON MAIDEN or any rock and metal music.
The suggested retail price for the ED-PH0N3S is £199/€299.
Find out more at www.maidenaudio.com
HarperNonFiction and Dey Street will publish IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson's memoir in autumn 2017 in hardback, ebook and audio, with a paperback to follow in 2018.
Bruce says: "It was flattering to be approached to write a book about my experiences and it seems an appropriate time to do this as I will have plenty of time on tour next year to work on a book. I am sure flying the 747 out round the world on tour will add to the tale with some unusual scenarios!"
Dickinson is a true polymath. In addition to being one of heavy metal's most storied and well-respected lead singers, Bruce is a qualified airline pilot, an aviation entrepreneur and motivational speaker and has been a world-class fencer, a published novelist, movie script writer and a radio broadcaster. His book will be a rock memoir like none other, taking in his thirty years with MAIDEN, his solo career, the weird and wonderful places and situations he's found himself in, and his recent battle with cancer.
Bruce is currently preparing for a massive world tour with IRON MAIDEN in 2016 following the recent release of their critically acclaimed new double studio album, "The Book Of Souls", which debuted at No 1 in over 40 countries. He is also using his simulator at Cardiff Aviation to learn to pilot the massive Boeing 747, Ed Force One , which will carry the band, crew and equipment over 55,000 miles round the world for concerts in 35 countries.
Publishing director Jack Fogg negotiated world rights with Adrian Sington at Kruger Cowne, Dave Daniel at Celebrity Speakers and MAIDEN's management, Phantom Music Management, and will publish in conjunction with Denise Oswald, senior editor at Dey Street in HarperCollins U.S.