Iron Maiden Announce Third Wave Of CD Reissues

Iron Maiden will be releasing their third batch of CD digipak reissues on July 26. This time “Fear Of The Dark“ (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including Eddie figurine and patch), “The X Factor,“ “Virtual XI,” and “Brave New World“ will be getting re-released with audio from the band’s 2015 digital remasters. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

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Iron Maiden File $2 Million Trademark Lawsuit Over “Ion Maiden” Video Game

According to The Daily Beast, Iron Maiden’s holding company, Iron Maiden Holdings Limited, has filed a $2 million infringement lawsuit against 3D Realms over their new video game “Ion Maiden.” The suit says the company is committing “incredibly blatant” trademark infringement and that it could cause “confusion among consumers.” It went on to say the “defendant’s Ion Maiden name is nearly identical to the Iron Maiden trademark in appearance, sound and overall commercial impression” and that it “also uses the Ion Maiden name to sell merchandise including shirts and mouse pads.” Iron Maiden Holdings Limited claims 3D Realms engaged in federal trademark infringement, unfair competition, and more due to their “virtually identical imitation” of the band’s trademark. In addition to the $2 million, they are also trying to get 3D Realms to stop using “confusingly similar” products and to give up ownership of ionmaiden.com.

Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson: “I Don’t See Any Reason Why We Should Ever Retire”

During a recent interview with Andreu Buenafuente on “Late Motiv”, Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson was asked about the possibility of retirement. The singer responded with the following:

“As far as I’m concerned anyway, I don’t see any reason why we should ever retire. As an airline captain, I was always told that nobody ever dies on an airplane. Even if the guy’s head is severed from his body, he’s not dead, because…if somebody says, ‘The guy’s head has fallen off,’ you go, ‘Well, is he dead?’ And they say, ‘Well, he’s not dead until somebody legally says he’s dead.’ So, nobody dies until somebody stands up and says, ‘Yup. He’s definitely dead.’ ‘Ha! You’re responsible then. You’ve killed him.’ So, it’s the same with rock and roll bands. We will never die. Even if we are actually dead, we will still never actually die.”

[via Loudwire]

Iron Maiden Announce “Trooper Sun And Steel” Saké-Infused Lager

Iron Maiden have announced a new saké-infused lager called “Sun And Steel.” The double-fermented lager is the latest addition to the band’s “Trooper” beer line. Bruce Dickinson and Robinsons Brewery’s head brewer Martyn Weeks created the beer with George Yusa, who owns the 300-year-old Okunomatsu Saké Brewery in Fukushima, Japan. They also obtained permission from the Japanese government to brew it with authentic saké yeast. The drink will be available in the UK on May 6 and will then receive a worldwide release at a later date. Dickinson commented:

“This has been such an exciting project. I had a crazy idea to try and make a saké infused lager and over two and a half years later, here we are! I know Martyn and the team at Robinsons have had to become mad scientists to make this work but the end result is a really unique hybrid beer that tastes fantastic. Trooper fans have been asking for a lager, and here it is. I bet you would never have guessed we would do it like this though!”

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

Iron Maiden have added two more dates to their “Legacy Of The Beast” tour including a new one in Brooklyn on July 27 and a new one in Mexico City on September 27. As previously reported, The Raven Age will serve as support on the tour. Fozzy will also perform in Los Angeles.

Tour Dates:

07/18 Sunrise, FL – BB&T Center
07/20 Atlanta, GA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 Washington DC – Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/27 Brooklyn, NY – Barclays Center
07/30 Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center
08/01 Boston, MA – Xfinity Center
08/03 Hartford, CT – Xfinity Theatre
08/05 Montreal, QC – Bell Centre
08/07 Quebec, QC – Videotron Centre
08/09 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/10 Toronto, ON, – Budweiser Stage
08/13 Buffalo, NY – KeyBank Center
08/15 Cincinnati, OH – Riverbend Music Center
08/17 Pittsburgh, PA – PPG Paints Arena
08/19 Nashville, TN – Bridgestone Arena
08/22 Chicago, IL – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 Indianapolis, IN – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 St. Paul, MN – Xcel Energy Center
08/28 Winnipeg, MB – Bell MTS Place
08/30 Edmonton, AB – Rogers Place
08/31 Calgary, AB – Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 Vancouver, BC – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
09/06 Portland, OR – Moda Center
09/09 Sacramento, CA – Golden 1 Center
09/10 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
09/13 Las Vegas, NV – MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 Los Angeles, CA – Banc of California Stadium (with Fozzy)
09/17 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 Albuquerque, NM – Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 Dallas, TX – Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 Houston, TX – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 San Antonio, TX – AT&T Center
09/27 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace
09/29 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace
09/30 Mexico City, MEX – Sports Palace

The group also have some South American shows booked as well:

10/04 Rio de Janeiro, BRA – Rock In Rio
10/12 Buenos Aires, ARG – Velez Sarsfield Stadium
10/15 Santiago, CHL – Estadio Nacional

Iron Maiden Announce Second Wave Of CD Reissues

Iron Maiden will be releasing their second batch of CD digipak reissues on March 22. This time “Powerslave,“ “Somewhere In Time“ (option of standard or collectors boxset edition including Eddie figurine and patch), “Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son,” and “No Prayer For The Dying“ will be getting re-released with audio from the band’s 2015 digital remasters. Pre-orders can be found HERE.