Iron Maiden Team Up With Super 7 For New Eddie Action Figures

Iron Maiden have joined forces with Super 7 to create new Eddie action figures based on various incarnations of the mascot. Those will be available on December 7 at 11:58pm PST.

[via The PRP]

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie M.U.S.C.L.E. Figures Coming Soon

As part of a collaboration between Super 7 and Iron Maiden, M.U.S.C.L.E. figures of the band’s mascot Eddie will be released as early as next month. You can see some initial sculpts in the below Instagram posts:

[via The PRP]

Iron Maiden Announce 2018 “Legacy Of The Beast” European/UK Tour With Killswitch Engage

Iron Maiden have announced the dates for their European/UK “Legacy Of The Beast” tour. Killswitch Engage will serve as support on select dates.

Iron Maiden manager Rod Smallwood commented:

“As our fans know, we’ve been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce and Adrian re-joined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with ‘History/Hits’ tours.

We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.

For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the Legacy Of The Beast name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie!

I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”

Tour Dates:

05/26 Tallinn, EST – Saku Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
05/28 Helsinki, FIN – Hartwall Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/01 Stockholm, SWE – Tele2 Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/03 Trondheim, NOR – Dahls Arena
06/05 Copenhagen, DEN – Royal Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/07 Solvesborg, SWE – Sweden Rock Festival
06/09 Munich, GER – Konigsplatz (‘Rockavaria‘)
06/10 Hannover, GER – Expo Plaza (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/13 Berlin, GER – Waldbuhne (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/16 Firenze, ITA – Firenze Rocks
06/17 Nickelsdorf, AUT – Novarock Festival
06/20 Prague, CZE – Letnany Airport (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/22 Dessel, BEL – Graspop
06/25 Clisson, FRA – Hellfest
06/26 Geneva, SWI – Geneva Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
06/28 Sopron, HUN – Volt Festival
06/30 Freiburg, GER – Messegelaende (feat. Killswitch Engage)
07/01 Arnhem, NET – Gelredome (feat. Killswitch Engage)
07/05 Paris, FRA – AccorsHotel Arena
07/09 Milan, ITA – San Siro Ippodromo
07/10 Zurich, SWI – Hallenstadion
07/13 Lisbon, POR – Altice Arena
07/14 Madrid, SPA – Wanda Metrpolitano Stadium
07/17 Trieste, ITA – Piazza Della Unita D’Italia
07/20 Athens, GRE – Rockwave Festival
07/22 Plovdiv, BUL – Hills Of Rock
07/24 Zagreb, CRO – Zagren Arena
07/27 Krakow, POL – Tauron Arena
07/31 Newcastle, EUK – Metro Radio Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
08/02 Belfast, IRE – SSE Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
08/04 Aberdeen, UK – Exhibition & Conference Centre (feat. Killswitch Engage)
08/06 Manchester, UK – Manchester Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
08/07 Birmingham, UK – Genting Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)
08/10 London, UK – O2 Arena (feat. Killswitch Engage)

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson’s Memoir “What Does This Button Do?” Makes New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best-Seller List

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson’s memoir “What Does This Button Do?” has landed at No. 10 on the New York Times Hardcover Non-Fiction Best-Seller list. That book was officially released on October 31 via Dey Street Books.

Watch Iron Maiden’s Entire “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter”

Earlier today (November 11), Iron Maiden streamed their new live album “The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter“ in full. The effort, which features various tracks filmed around the world, will officially be released on November 17, and will be available as a limited edition deluxe 2 CD hardcase Book, a regular 2CD album, a triple black vinyl LP and digital download.

Iron Maiden’s Eddie To Be Featured In “Angry Birds Evolution”

Rovio Entertainment have announced the addition of Iron Maiden inspired characters to “Angry Birds Evolution” for the Halloween season. The band’s mascot Eddie will be featured as Eddie The Bird with four evolutions based on the band’s “Killers,” “Powerslave,” “Somewhere in Time” and “The Book of Souls” albums. Eddie will be available for two weeks starting October 18.

Miika Tams, VP games and product lead for “Angry Birds Evolution”, commented:

“Our team is filled with massive Iron Maiden fans and Eddie was both our first choice and a natural fit in ‘Angry Birds Evolution.’ It’s about time his status as a true rock icon was celebrated and we know that fans will love seeing Eddie The Bird raise hell on Bird Island!”

Llexi Leon, interactive creative director at Phantom Music Management added:

“When you get a call from Rovio, one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world, confessing that they are Maiden fans and want to celebrate Halloween with Eddie, you just have to take notice. They have outdone themselves with this incredible tribute to MAIDEN and the opportunity to share the band’s music with their millions of players around the world. I really can’t wait to play him and skittle those pigs!”

Bird Island will also be transformed into a Halloween-themed island during this time with metal and Iron Maiden style tributes. Limited edition Eddie The Bird merch will be available as well.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Book Tour Appearances

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson will officially release his memoir “What Does This Button Do?” on October 31, and the vocalist has announced a U.S. book tour. Here’s the dates for that:

Oct. 30 – Huntington, NY @ Book Revue at 7 p.m.
Oct. 31 – New York City, NY @ Hudson Union Society at 12 p.m.
Oct. 31 – Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus Bar (hosted by Word bookstore) at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 01 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent Theater (hosted by Book Soup) at 7 p.m.
Nov. 02 – Menlo Park, CA @ Kepler’s Books at 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 03 – New York, NY @ Gramercy Theatre (hosted by the Strand bookstore) at 6 p.m.
Nov. 04 – Ridgewood, NJ @ Bookends bookstore at 1 p.m.

Here’s an official description of the book:

“This Autumn HarperCollins NonFiction are publishing WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO?, the hugely anticipated memoir from Iron Maiden frontman and rock legend, Bruce Dickinson.

One of the world’s most storied musicians, Bruce has lived an extraordinary off-stage existence too. A true polymath, Bruce is, or has been, an airline pilot and captain, an aviation entrepreneur, a beer brewer, motivational speaker, film scriptwriter, twice-published novelist, radio presenter, TV actor and a world-class fencer.

Now, for the first time, Bruce tells his story in his own words. In WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO?, Bruce (a man who famously never gives interviews about his personal life) shares the most fascinating recollections, including his thirty years with Maiden, the early days, his childhood within the eccentric British school system, going solo, realising his dream of flying jumbo jets and his recent battle with tongue cancer.

Bruce Dickinson is so much more than the frontman of one of the biggest bands on the planet. A rock icon, a true renaissance man, Bruce has been, and remains, a man of legend.

Bold, honest, intelligent and very entertaining, WHAT DOES THIS BUTTON DO? is the long-awaited window into the life, heart and mind of one of our most adventurous and multifaceted sons.”

You can also find an excerpt HERE.