Iron Maiden - Legacy Of The Beast 2018/2019 tour*

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Neonbeam, Nov 13, 2017.

  1. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary Thread Starter

    Location:
    Planet Earth
    2018

    May

    26 Saku Arena, Tallinn, ESTONIA *
    28 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FINLAND *

    June
    01 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, SWEDEN *
    03 Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, NORWAY
    05 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
    07 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN
    09 Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, GERMANY
    10 Expo Plaza, Hannover, GERMANY *
    13 Waldbuhne, Berlin, GERMANY *
    16 Firenze Rocks, ITALY
    17 Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AUSTRIA
    20 Letnany Airport, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC *
    22 Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM
    24 Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE
    26 Geneva Arena, Geneva, SWITZERLAND *
    28 Volt Festival, Sopron, HUNGARY
    30 Messegelaende, Freiburg, GERMANY *

    July
    01 Gelredome, Arnhem, HOLLAND *
    05 AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, FRANCE
    09 San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, ITALY
    10 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
    13 Altice Arena, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
    14 Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, SPAIN
    17 Piazza Unità d'Italia, Trieste, ITALY
    20 Rockwave Festival, Athens, GREECE
    22 Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
    24 Zagreb arena, Zagreb, CROATIA
    27 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND
    31 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND *

    August
    02 SSE Arena, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND *
    04 Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND *
    06 Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND *
    07 Genting arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND *
    10 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND *

    (No further countries will be added to this touring schedule)
     
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  2. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    Oklahoma
    Looks like I will have to wait for the inevitable live album release. :D
     
  3. warewolf95

    warewolf95 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Greenville, SC
    *raised eyebrows*

    Awesome! Wonder what the theme will be - I mean, it's apparent it's going to be a retrospective tour, so I wonder if they'll play a full album or something. Doubt it, but that'd be sick. :)
     
  4. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

    Location:
    Rahway, NJ, USA
    Maybe Number Of The Beast In it’s entirety?
     
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  5. SizzleVonSizzleton

    SizzleVonSizzleton The Last Yeti

    Invaders and Gangland in the same setlist??? Me and at least two other people on earth would love that!
     
  6. ModernDayWarrior

    ModernDayWarrior Forum Resident

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    Rahway, NJ, USA
    I wouldn’t mind hearing them! Make me the 4th person! LOL
     
  7. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    Location:
    Detroit
    I guess Ide be one of the two or three
     
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  8. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    Location:
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  9. coffeetime

    coffeetime Senior Member

    Location:
    Lancs, UK
    In for Manchester. Hoping they'll be bold in their setlist choices as several tracks have been well worn for the Somewhere Back In Time and Maiden England history tours. Maybe more love for the mostly neglected Somewhere In Time* and wholly neglected No Prayer albums?

    *Yes, I know Wasted Years and Heaven Can Wait get regular airings but nothing else from the album has. I know this was a trying album for Bruce but it'd be cool to create some more positive associations for him (and us).
     
  10. Don’t forget Total Eclipse. Essential Beast-era awesomeness
     
  11. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

    Wondering what the probability of a U.S. tour is.
     
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  12. craigobau

    craigobau Forum Resident

    Location:
    London, England
    The concept for the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour was inspired by Maiden’s mobile game and comic book of the same name and the stage set design will feature a number of different but interlocking “worlds” with a set list covering a large selection of Eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

    Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains further,

    “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.”
     
  13. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    I'd say high, but not until 2019.
     
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  14. malcolm reynolds

    malcolm reynolds Handsome, Humble, Genius

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    I don't get the hate for Invaders. Good song to start the album off with.
     
  15. dennis1077

    dennis1077 Forum Resident

    It's one of my all time favorite Maiden songs.
     
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  16. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    4th November 2017 Bruce Dickinson on promoting his new book said this about Iron Maiden

    "We don't share the idea that going and doing stadiums, playing thirty-year-old songs, is a success. It's just making money"

    "That is just a band becoming a karaoke band."

    As for the fans who don't want IRON MAIDEN to play anything but the 1980s classics, Dickinson said: "That's tough. In that case, don't come."


    13th November 2017 - Iron Maiden announce Hits/History Tour
     
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  17. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    The Album tour/"Hits" tour cycle is something they've been doing for a long time. Bruce is taking aim at acts that have existed solely on past glories and don't even put out, let alone tour behind, new music.

    Iron Maiden tour behind their NEW music (because they actually have new music) and have been for years. In fact, they actually played A Matter of Life and Death in its entirety during that tour cycle. How many 80's rock/metal acts are doing anything like that?

    As a fan, I think it's the best of both worlds.
     
  18. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Having been attending Maiden Concerts since 1984, I know they play their fair share of new material on tour.

    Just thought it was funny Bruce would make the comments just before announcing a hits tour though.... unless tickets are free????
     
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  19. aroney

    aroney Who really gives a...?

    You may be missing my point. Of course they play some of the their old stuff (I've seen almost every tour since 1980.

    The difference is they actually tour behind NEW stuff (which actually sells and still sounds fresh) and alternate those tours where they just play their OLD stuff, unlike most bands that don't have, or tour behind, any NEW stuff.

    That's Bruce's point (and mine). ;)
     
  20. Kiss73

    Kiss73 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Scotland
    Sheesh....glad to see Maiden fans haven't lost their sense of humour!!!

    Although their humour is watching Bruce run around stage with a plush monkey to mimic the lyrics... hillarious. :whistle:
     
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  21. xcqn

    xcqn Audiophile

    Location:
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    Noooooo! Gothenburg dammit! Not frekkin Stockholm.
     
  22. SizzleVonSizzleton

    SizzleVonSizzleton The Last Yeti

    I totally get where you're coming from and those two quotes from Bruce are exactly the kind of thing that my sensibility would key in on and say 'hmm'.

    I respect the hell out of Bruce for his success and the public face of how he has conducted his professional life but he does have a snotty side that sometimes rubs me the wrong way. He did this exact thing in the Flight 666 film when he's talking to Eddie Trunk and he gets all crabby about it being a 'history' tour.

    They've earned their continued success but they've also been extremely lucky and that can't be overlooked. While I'm guilty of wishing band 'x' would follow the script of band 'y' it's not realistic. Most veteran bands don't have the luxury that Maiden or Metallica have of knowing they can play any set list (new or old songs) and expect a packed house in the big arenas. Most bands are walking a finer line than that.
     
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  23. Neonbeam

    Neonbeam All Art Was Once Contemporary Thread Starter

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    Shock tactics!!!!!!!!!
     
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  24. cdollaz

    cdollaz Forum Resident

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    Richmond, TX, USA
    One thing is for certain - Fear Of The Dark will be in the setlist.
     
  25. Meyer

    Meyer Heavy Metal Parking Lot Resident

    Location:
    Napa, CA, USA
    I'm a big fan of the new album/retro tour cycle. I'm ready for more of the old hits after catching them twice on the Book of Souls tour. Will definitely catch this whenever they hit the US.
     

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