Iron Maiden Postpone Summer European Tour To 2022

Iron Maiden have postponed their summer European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic. The shows are now scheduled for 2022.

Tour Dates:

06/04 Hyvinkää, FIN – Rockfest
06/11 Donington, UK – Download Festival
06/13 Belfast, IRE – Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival
06/16 Dessel, BEL Graspop Metal Meeting
06/18 Copenhagen, DEN – Copenhell
06/20 Prague, CZE – Sinobo Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
06/23 Oslo, NOR – Tons Of Rock
06/26 Paris, FRA – La Defense Arena (feat. Airbourne)
06/27 Arnhem, NET – Gelredome (feat. Airbourne)
06/30 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion (feat. Lord Of The Lost)
07/02 Cologne, GER – Rhein-Energie-Stadium (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/04 Berlin, GER – Waldbühne (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/07 Bologna, ITA – Sonic Park (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/09 Stuttgart, GER – Cannstatter Wasen (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/10 Wiener, AUT – Neustadt Stadium Open-Air (feat. Airbourne & Lord Of The Lost)
07/20 Bremen, GER – Bürgerweide (feat. Powerwolf & Airbourne)
07/22 Gothenburg, SWE – Ullevi Stadium (feat. D.A.D. & Airbourne)
07/24 Warsaw, POL – PGE Narodowy (feat. Within Temptation & Lord Of The Lost)
07/26 Frankfurt, GER – Deutsche Bank Park (Feat. Airbourne)
07/29 Barcelona, SPA – Olympic Stadium (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)
07/31 Lisbon, POR – Estadio Nacional (feat. Within Temptation & Airbourne)

The band commented:

“We regret to announce that the 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the Summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.”

The following was also added:

“-The Stuttgart 2022 show will now take place at the Cannstatter Wasen, not the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is not available due to stadium reconstruction works. Tickets remain valid and ticket-holders will be notified by the local promoter/ticketing agency in due course.

-The Swiss show has reverted to Zurich Hallenstadion as was originally planned for 2020, as this venue is now available again for 2022. Therefore, there will be no rescheduled show for Basel St Jakobshalle (which never went onsale this year).

The postponement of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour does however bring the good news that Maiden can now return to headlining the European festival dates initially planned for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. This includes Graspop in Belgium so therefore the own-show date in Antwerp (which had also not gone onsale) will no longer take place.

Furthermore, we are in the process of finalising a further couple of own-shows in other European territories and will update you about those as soon as they are confirmed.

Manager Rod Smallwood comments; ‘Naturally the band are hugely disappointed, a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take. They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, realistically there is no alternative so we will all make the best of it and spend the time preparing for a very memorable and even more spectacular Legacy tour next year, we promise! Until then keep safe and keep smart’

The Zurich and Frankfurt shows will have exclusive Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sales next week.

Confirmed supports for all own-shows can be found on the Tour information page at IronMaiden.com. Where possible these will remain the same as announced for this year.”

Adrian Smith Says Iron Maiden Have “Some Very, Very Exciting Things” In The Works

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk,” Iron Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith revealed that the band have some surprises in the works for future shows when they are able to go back on tour again. He said the following:

“I think it’ll be worth the wait, put it like that, as far as the MAIDEN thing goes. There are some very, very exciting things in the pipeline. So that’s all I can say, really… But I think the fans are gonna be delighted.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Zee Productions To Release More Iron Maiden Puzzles In May

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Iron Maiden’s “Brave New World,” “Dance Of Death,” “A Matter Of Life And Death,” “The Final Frontier,” and “Stranger In A Strange Land” on May 14. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Zee Productions To Release More Iron Maiden Puzzles In April

Zee Productions have announced that they will be releasing new 500-piece jigsaw puzzles based on the artwork for Iron Maiden’s “The Trooper,” “No Prayer For The Dying,” “Fear Of The Dark,” “The X Factor,” “Virtual XI,” and “The Book Of Souls” in April. An additional 1000-piece version of “The Trooper” will also be available. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson To Host “Powerslave” Listening Party On Twitter

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson will be offering fans a track-by-track rundown of “Powerslave” during a special listening party on Twitter. The virtual event will take place on February 12 and it will serve as the 666th installment of Tim Burgess’ “Tim’s Twitter Listening Party” series.

Watch Iron Maiden’s Adrian Smith Play “Gangland” For First Time In Years

Iron Maiden have shared footage of guitarist Adrian Smith playing “Gangland” for the first time in years. You can check that out below. “Gangland” appears on the band’s 1982 album “The Number Of The Beast.”

Iron Maiden Stream “Sign Of The Cross” From “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City”

Iron Maiden are streaming “Sign Of The Cross” from their new live album “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City.“ You can find that track below, along with a new video in which Bruce Dickinson discusses the effort. “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City“ will be released on November 20 and it will feature songs that were recorded during three sold-out arena shows that the band played in Mexico City back in September 2019.

Iron Maiden Add More Dates To Summer 2021 “Legacy Of The Beast” European Tour

Iron Maiden have added more dates to their summer 2021 “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. You can find their updated schedule below.

Tour Dates:

06/05 Basel, Switzerland – St. Jakobshalle (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/07 Zagreb, Croatia – Arena (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/09 Budapest, Hungary – Groupama Arena (with Lord Of The Lost)
06/11 Warsaw, Poland – PGE Narodowy (with Within Temptation and Lord Of The Lost)
06/13 Bremen, Germany – Buergerweide (with Powerwolf and Airbourne)
06/15 Prague, Czech Republic – Sinobo Stadium (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/16 Wiener Neustad, Austria – Stadium Open Air (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/19 Barcelona, Spain – Olympic Stadium (with Within Temptation and Avatar)
06/21 Lisbon, Portugal – Estadio Nacional (with Within Temptation and Airbourne)
06/24 Bologna, Italy – Sonic Park (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/26 Stuttgart, Germany – Mercedes Benz Arena (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
06/27 Antwerp, Belgium – Sportpalais (with Avatar and Lord Of The Lost)
06/30 Berlin, Germany – Waldbühne (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
07/03 Gothenburg, Sweden – Ullevi Stadium (with Airbourne)
07/06 Frankfurt, Germany – Deutsche Bank Park (with Sabaton and Airbourne)
07/08 Cologne, Germany – Rhein Energie Stadium (with Airbourne and Lord Of The Lost)
07/10 Arnhem, Netherlands – Gelredome (with Amon Amarth and Airbourne)
07/11 Paris, France – La Defense Arena (with Airbourne and Avatar)

Iron Maiden To Release New Live Album “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City” In November

Iron Maiden will be releasing a new live album titled “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City” on November 20. The effort was recorded during three sold-out arena shows that the band played in Mexico City back in September 2019. Pre-orders can be found HERE in digital, CD, and vinyl formats.

“Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City” Track Listing:

01. “Churchill’s Speech”
02. “Aces High”
03. “Where Eagles Dare”
04. “2 Minutes To Midnight”
05. “The Clansman”
06. “The Trooper”
07. “Revelations”
08. “For The Greater Good Of God”
09. “The Wicker Man”
10. “Sign Of The Cross”
11. “Flight Of Icarus”
12. “Fear Of The Dark”
13. “Iron Maiden”
14. “The Number Of The Beast”
15. “The Evil That Men Do”
16. “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
17. “Run To The Hills”

Bassist Steve Harris commented:

“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.”

Manager Rod Smallwood added:

“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 setlist!

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.”

Bruce Dickinson Says Iron Maiden Have Been “Working Together A Little Bit In The Studio”

Bruce Dickinson recently shared a video update to discuss what Iron Maiden have been doing during the coronavirus pandemic. Notably, the frontman mentioned that the band have “been working together a little bit in the studio.”

Dickinson said the following in part:

“We’ve all had a bit of a torrid time — everybody in the whole world, Maiden included. We wanna be out on tour.

A lot of things haven’t happened this year — that’s blindingly obvious — and it’s very, very frustrating. However, we do have plans. In the meantime, what are we doing? Well, we’re doing bits of writing. I’m talking to Steve [Harris]. We’ve been working together a little bit in the studio. On what, I can’t tell you, ’cause they’d have to kill me.

All our crew are all on board with us,” he continued. “Obviously, after the cancelation of the shows and rescheduling of the shows this year, all of our lives were canceled. The killer crew is still on board for when we resume normal service next year, whenever that is.

In the meantime, we’re all still here, we’re all still gagging and raring to go. We are not going away. We are solid, and there’s gonna be some great stuff happening in the near future.”

This news comes after rumors surfaced last year that seemed to suggest that the group had recorded a new album.

[via Blabbermouth]