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
One week left until IRON MAIDEN’s concert in Plovdiv! The bus, with everyone who signed for the trip, will departure from the parking lot in front of the National Stadium "Vasil Levski" at 11:00 AM on 22.07.2018. Don’t be late!
We remind everyone not to forget their ID and tickets for the concert.
Today was the first day of the Legacy Of The Beast world tour…
We have no words, just some photos and the amazing setlist! See you on the road!
1. Aces high
2. Where Eagles Dare
3. 2 Minutes To Midnight
4. The Clansman
5- The Trooper
7. For The Greater Good of God
8. The Wickerman
9. Sign Of The Cross
10. Flight Of Icarus
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. The Number Of The Beast
13. Iron Maiden
14. The Evil That Men Do
15. Hallowed Be Thy Name
16. Run to The Hhills
Just a reminder we are organizing a trip from Sofia to Plovdiv and back for Maiden’s show on July 22-nd. If you are interested drop us a line!
Iron Maiden, the iconic metal band whose skeletal mascot, Eddie, adorned the denim jackets of scary older kids in the 80s, will be the subject of Stern Pinball Inc.’s next pinball machine. In the first images of the Iron Maiden: Legacy of the Beast pinball machine revealed today, Iron Maiden’s trademark fantasy metal aesthetic (pyramids, ghouls, demonic forces) appears to be the perfect match for a pinball machine.
Check out Stern’s Iron Maiden art, features, and layout in the exclusive image gallery below.
Iron Maiden is the latest in a series of rock ‘n’ roll and metal-themed machines from Stern, who previously released AC/DC, Metallica, KISS, and Aerosmith over the past decade. With original *extremely metal* art from rock poster artist Jeremy Packer, a.k.a. Zombie Yeti, who kicked off his pinball art career recently with Ghostbusters, and game design from world champion player Keith Elwin, new to pinball game design entirely, Iron Maiden represents fresh, new talent in an industry that is experiencing rapid growth.
Stern’s official description of Iron Maiden indicates that players will embody Eddie himself: “Players will immerse themselves in an interactive Iron Maiden universe transforming into various forms of Eddie, the band’s legendary mascot. Players, as Eddie, will embark on a quest to defeat the Beast and his minions across the Legacy of the Beast mobile game and comic book world.” This quest is not only conveyed by ramps and pop bumpers, but also by the LCD screen mounted on the backglass which, Stern’s Marketing Director Zach Sharpe tells IGN, will feature “Custom animation revolving around Eddie as he battles the beast. In the game, depending on the multiball or modes you are playing in, there are different variations of ‘Eddie’ to match up with the Iron Maiden song, tying the whole universe together.”
Speaking of songs, here’s the full track list of included Iron Maiden songs:
- Aces High
- 2 Minutes to Midnight
- The Trooper
- Wasted Years
- Can I Play With Madness
- Number of the Beast
- Run to the Hills
- Hallowed Be Thy Name
- Flight of Icarus
- Rime of the Ancient Mariner
- Fear of the Dark
As has become standard for all pinball machines this century, there are several models of Iron Maiden to choose from. All models come with the following features:
- Four flippers; two on the upper playfield for some cool-looking loop shots.
- Metal and wireform ramps (not plastic!).
- Center bullseye target with a ramp that launches the ball right up to it, kind of like Lord of the Rings.
- Set of 3-bank drop targets -- everyone loves these.
- Two spinners, one on the left that dumps you right into the pop bumpers.
- Captive ball mechanism.
- An insane shot to the left ramp through the pop bumpers.
The Premium and Limited Edition (500 made) versions contain some additional, fancy features which we don’t have pictures of yet… But here’s how Stern describes them:
Interactive sarcophagus ball lock.
- Motorized secret tomb entrance.
- Controlled middle pharaoh laser-cut metal ramp that raises to reveal the underworld scoop.
- Dual sensing Newton ball (This is pinball firmly mounted on the playfield that, when hit, transfers energy to a captive ball behind it).
- Two custom Eddie sculpts.
While the Limited Edition alone features the following:
- Exclusive mirrored backglass.
- Upgraded sound system featuring an improved speaker cabinet and high-quality JBL branded backbox speakers.
The MSRP for the Pro Model is $5,999, while the Premium Model will run you $7,599, and the Limited Edition Model a cool $8,999. Stern told IGN that they’ve already entered production for the Pro model of Iron Maiden with the LE to follow in April and the Premium after that, but you can order all three models now from dealers around the world.
Theatrical release: 17th April 2018 (Screening in selected UK cinemas - New cities are being added daily)
Special London screening: 11th April at Vue Cinema West End Including Live Q&A with Bruce.
Sarajevo in 1994 was a city under siege. Mortars and grenades rained down on the city, killing indiscriminately every day. Amongst the madness, would it be possible to persuade a global rock star to come and play a show for local fans?
Scream for Me Sarajevo is the amazing and astonishing story of the most unlikely of rock concerts, performed by Bruce Dickinson and his band Skunkworks in 1994, in the midst of the Siege of Sarajevo. This is a film about extraordinary people defying the horrors of war, and the musicians who risked their lives to play a show for them.
Featuring footage from the historic gig, the film also meets those that made it to the show and made the show happen; determined to keep living their lives despite the atrocities going on around them. Interviews with the band, crew and security bring home the reality of the situation that was not only dangerous, it was barbaric.
“We weren’t protected, there was no plan and the bullets were real, but fuck it, we went anyway” said Bruce in his recent best-selling autobiography What Does This Button Do?, “The gig was immense, intense and probably the biggest show in the world at that moment for the audience and for us. That the world didn’t really know didn’t matter. It changed the way I viewed life, death and other human beings”.
As well as the striking documentary, there will be an exclusive Q&A with Bruce Dickinson from London that will accompany the film in cinemas globally.
*Coming soon: DVD, Blu-Ray, Digital Video & Soundtrack*
Sarajevo Film Festival: Audience Award; Human Rights Award; Special Jury Prize (Documentary)
Chicago International Movies & Music Festival (USA): Best Feature Documentary
DokuArt Bjelovar (Croatia): Audience Award; Young Jury Award
dokuMfest (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary
Tuzla Film Festival (Bosnia & Herzegovina): Best Documentary
British rock legends IRON MAIDEN and independent family brewers ROBINSONS announce the creation of LIGHT BRIGADE, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of HELP FOR HEROES, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service. 6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries – both physical and mental – and are looking to regain their purpose in life.
HELP FOR HEROES met with ROBINSONS in the summer of 2017 to explore the possibility of launching a beer. ROBINSONS and IRON MAIDEN, who jointly launched TROOPER Beer almost five years ago and which has now sold over 20 million pints worldwide, were immediately enthusiastic about the idea. Indeed, the origin of TROOPER’s name, which comes from the classic IRON MAIDEN song, ‘The Trooper’, based on the Battle of Balaclava of 1854 in the Crimean War, reflects the band’s well-known interest in history.
As ever with the TROOPER range of beers, ROBINSONS’ Head Brewer, MARTYN WEEKS, and IRON MAIDEN lead vocalist and ale aficionado, BRUCE DICKINSON, teamed up to create the new and original beer, with the final tasting and approval taking place at HELP FOR HEROES’ Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire, last Autumn.
LIGHT BRIGADE is designed as a session ale for beer and music fans everywhere. It will also be produced on a long-term basis, differentiating it from the other limited edition TROOPER beers: 666, Red ‘N Black, and Hallowed. In keeping with the Trooper brand, LIGHT BRIGADE’s original bottle label features IRON MAIDEN’s iconic mascot EDDIE on horseback in one of the uniforms of the LIGHT BRIGADE.