Iron Maiden Postpone Australian/New Zealand Tour

Iron Maiden have postponed their Australian/New Zealand tour with Killswitch Engage due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows will be rescheduled at a later date.

The following statement was issued:

“IRON MAIDEN AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND TOUR POSTPONED

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.

Message from Rod Smallwood/Iron Maiden:

Aussie and Kiwi Troopers,

We are hugely disappointed not to be seeing our fans in Australia and New Zealand in May due to the understandable Government concert bans surrounding Coronavirus. Sadly these are difficult and uncertain times for us all.

We still intend to bring this great Legacy Of The Beast show to you all as soon we can and I promise we will do everything we can to achieve this with our promoters and subject to what is happening around us globally.

And to our brilliant fans everywhere…

We also appreciate that fans with tickets to shows in some of the other countries on our extensive 2020 tour will be anxious for news and updates. You can be sure we will keep you immediately updated here with any other changes, by country, that could become necessary as soon as we hear of them from the official Govt channels. Thank you for your patience and for bearing with us. We hope to see you all!

Take care of yourselves, be safe and be smart.

– Rod Smallwood/Iron Maiden”

Iron Maiden And Robinsons Brewery Announce New “Fear Of The Dark” And “Trooper IPA” Beers

Iron Maiden and Robinsons Brewery have announced two new beers including “Fear Of The Dark”, which is a 4.5% ABV English Stout, and “Trooper IPA”, which is a 4.3% ABV India Pale Ale. The drinks are available to pre-order through the Robinsons Brewery website.

Head brewer Martyn Weeks said the following:

“Trooper is close to seven years old and has exceeded all expectations for us as a brewery. These two new brews join an extensive lineup of beers that we have created in our collaboration with Bruce Dickinson and Iron Maiden. These are two new styles that we are proud to champion.”

Bruce Dickinson also commented:

“I’ve sampled so many different styles of beer around the world on my travels with Maiden and it’s hard to ignore how big IPA has become, and what an exciting style it can be. I’m a huge fan of both IPA and Stout and they were the gaping holes in the Trooper range. I’ve lost count of the number of people who have asked us to do a Fear Of The Dark Stout over the last few years!”

Weeks continued:

“An IPA is something we’ve always wanted to do with Trooper but had to wait until the timing and recipe were right. We are extremely proud of this brew which marries together familiar American hoppy flavours with a fundamentally British backbone.”

Trooper brand manager Sam Kennerley added:

“Fear Of The Dark is something fans have been begging for since Trooper was first released and we’re proud to finally be rewarding their loyalty. Trooper Red ‘N’ Black porter was one of our most popular releases so we knew there was a demand for new darker beers and we are glad to be finally releasing a sessionable stout for all our fans to enjoy.”

Weeks finished:

“These two new brews represent the next steps in the evolution of the Trooper beer collection. We can’t wait for fans old and new to try them!”.

[via Blabbermouth]

Did Iron Maiden Record A New Album This Year?

There are some unconfirmed rumors circulating that seem to suggest that Iron Maiden have finished a new album. As Blabbermouth pointed out, the band’s longtime producer Kevin Shirley recently shared a recap of 2019 in which he said that he spent a few months in Paris “working very hard on an unnamed but not-very-secret project.” He went on to say that he “finished with a loud ringing in [his] ears.” This news comes after an Italian website called Maiden Concerts previously shared evidence that seemingly proved that all six members of the band, their wives, and Shirley were in Paris at the same time. It also comes after frontman Bruce Dickinson told crowds at recent shows that new music is coming “sooner than you think” and that a new album is essentially a “certainty.”

Bruce Dickinson On The Possibility Of Performing Iron Maiden Songs With An Orchestra: “You Never Know”

According to Eonmusic, Bruce Dickinson discussed the possibility of performing Iron Maiden songs with an orchestra during his spoken word event in Dublin, Ireland. The frontman revealed that the idea came about after he performed at the 50th anniversary celebration for late Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord’s “Concerto For Group And Orchestra.” Dickinson said the following:

“I did talk to the conductor Paul Mann, and we just very tentatively said, ‘Wouldn’t it be great if we could do something that might involve some Maiden songs, but only Maiden songs that are really appropriate for doing [with] an orchestra?’ ‘Empire Of The Clouds’ is one of them. So yeah, you never know.”

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Funko To Release New Iron Maiden Pop! Rocks Vinyl Figures

Funko have announced that they will be releasing new Pop! Rocks vinyl figures of Iron Maiden’s iconic mascot Eddie. So far, there are four different collectibles including a “Pop! Iron Maiden Eddie,” a “Pop! Killers Eddie,” a “Pop! Number Of The Beast Eddie” and a “Pop! Piece of Mind Eddie.” More are expected to be added later. There is no release date yet, but Funko said they are “coming soon.”

Iron Maiden Add More Dates To 2020 “Legacy Of The Beast” Tour

Iron Maiden have added more dates to their 2020 “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. You can find the band’s updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

05/01 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena (with Killswitch Engage)
05/03 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre (with Killswitch Engage)
05/05 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre (with Killswitch Engage)
05/07 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena (with Killswitch Engage)
05/11 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena (with Killswitch Engage)
05/13 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena (with Killswitch Engage)
05/16 Manila, PHL – Pulp Summer Slam
05/19 Tokyo, JAP – Pia Arena MM
05/20 Tokyo, JAP – Pia Arena MM
05/22 Osaka, JAP – TBA
05/27 Dubai, UAE – Coca-Cola Arena
05/30 Tel Aviv, ISR – Bloomfield Stadium (with Orphaned Land)
06/05-07 Tampere, FIN – Rockfest
06/09 Bremen, GER – Buergerweide (with Disturbed & Airbourne)
06/10 Cologne, GER – Rhein–Energie Stadium
06/13 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/15 Belfast, UK – Belsonic Festival
06/18 Dessel, BEL – Graspop Festival
06/20 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell Festival
06/23 Berlin, GER – Waldbuehne (with Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
06/25 Oslo, NOR – Tons of Rock Festival
06/27 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (with Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
06/30 St Petersburg, RUS – Ice Palace (with Airbourne)
07/02 Moscow, RUS – VTB Arena (with Airbourne)
07/05 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (with Within Temptation & Lord Of The Lost)
07/07 Prague, CZE – Sinobo Stadium (with Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/09 Weert, NET – Evenemententerrein (with Alter Bridge & Airbourne)
07/11 Paris, FRA – Paris La Defense Arena (with Airbourne & Avatar)
07/16 Wiener, AUT – Stadium Open Air (with Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/18 Stuttgart, GER – Mercedes-Benz Arena (with Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/20 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park (with Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/23 Lisbon, POR – Estadio Nacional (with Within Temptation & Airbourne)
07/25 Barcelona, SPA – Olympic Stadium (with Within Temptation & Airbourne

Iron Maiden Announce Australian/New Zealand Tour With Killswitch Engage

Iron Maiden have announced an Australian/New Zealand tour with Killswitch Engage. Here’s the dates:

05/01 Perth, AUS – RAC Arena
05/03 Adelaide, AUS – Entertainment Centre
05/05 Brisbane, AUS – Entertainment Centre
05/07 Sydney, AUS – Qudos Bank Arena
05/11 Melbourne, AUS – Rod Laver Arena
05/13 Auckland, NZ – Spark Arena