After teasing some not-so-subtle clues in a video last week, Iron Maiden have confirmed they will be returning to Australia next year with their Legacy Of The Beast world tour.
The tour, which is being hailed as “the most extravagant and visually spectacular live show of the band’s touring to date”, will make five stops across Australia in May, playing arenas in Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. Don’t believe us? We’ll let vocalist Bruce Dickinson tell you all about it.
“It’ll be four years since we were last in Australia, so we’re delighted to be making a return visit to present The Legacy Of The Beast Tour to all our fans there,” he shared.
“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe, North America, Mexico and South America. The production for Australia is exactly the same as the other shows on this tour so far and is based on our mobile game The Legacy Of The Beast which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden worlds.
“This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date.
“We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course, we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”
The band will be joined by metalcore heavyweights Killswitch Engage for all dates of the tour.
Tickets for the general public go on sale 14 November. For details on venues and dates, head over to theGuide.