Iron Maiden, one of the most influential rock bands of all time, return to Australia and New Zealand in May 2020 for six arena shows with special guests Killswitch Engage.
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour is being hailed by fans as the most extravagant and visually spectacular live show of the band’s touring to date – and with a decade-spanning set list of fan favourites, this could be the must-see event of the year.
The legacy of Iron Maiden continues to grow with some of their fastest ever selling tour tickets and sell out headline stadium, arena and festival shows across Europe and North, South and Central America.
The band has visited 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened last year, playing to close to two million fans, including headlining a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock in Rio festival in Brazil.
“We can’t wait to bring Maiden back to Australia for this tour, the reviews from overseas are absolutely phenomenal,” President and CEO of Teg Dainty, Paul Dainty, says. “This band is hotter than ever and this pinnacle of new production is next level spectacular!”
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says: “It’ll be four years since we were last in Australia, so we’re delighted to be making a return visit to present the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to all our fans there!
“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe, North America, Mexico and South America.
“The production for Australia is exactly the same as the other shows on this tour so far and 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, bassist and founding member 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.
“We’re excited to be bringing this tour to Australia as much of the set list comprises songs which our fans will know well but which haven’t been performed live there for over ten years, some of them even longer than that.
“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 is inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name.
Joining the Legacy Of The Beast Tour is the multiple GRAMMY® Award nominated Killswitch Engage who first shook the structure of heavy music upon climbing out of snowy industrialised Western Massachusetts in 2000.