THE BEAST RETURNS TO EUROPE!
IRON MAIDEN ANNOUNCE SUMMER 2020 SHOWS WITH TWO DATES IN RUSSIA
GET READY TO SEE MAIDEN DELIVER THEIR BIGGEST PRODUCTION EVER!
GLOBAL RAVE REVIEWS HAIL IT AS THE MUST-SEE SHOW OF THE YEAR
IRON MAIDEN will return to Europe for a series of shows in 2020 on the final leg of their Legacy Of The Beast Tour, including two Russian dates: June 30 th at Ice Palace, St Petersburg and July 2nd at the VTB Arena - Dynamo Central Stadium, Moscow, the band’s first-ever stadium show in this city.
Tickets go onsale November, 12. As always there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details.
The band has visited 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened last year, playing to close to two million fans, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments,
“It’ll be four years since we were last in Moscow and seven years since St Petersburg so we’re delighted to be making a return visit to present the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to all our fans there! 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 Russia 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!”
Steve Harris, bassist and founder member adds,
“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘Sign Of The Cross’ and ‘The Clansman’ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper,’ ‘2 Minutes To Midnight,’ ‘The Number Of The Beast,’ ‘Fear Of The Dark,’ ‘Run To The Hills,’ ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. We’re excited to be bringing this tour to Russia as much of the set list comprises songs which our fans will know well but which haven’t been performed live there for over ten years, some of them even longer than that. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list is inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name which is available on iOS and Android platforms at www.ironmaiden.com/play.
Special Guests at the shows will be Airbourne http://airbournerock.com/.
Crammed full of hits and fan favourites spanning the band’s career, this show has something for
everyone, whether you are a hardcore Maiden fan or casual concert-goer. Here’s what the global
media are saying about the Legacy Of The Beast tour so far,
“Iron Maiden performs the best show in the history of Rock In Rio “ – Estadao national newspaper, Brazil
“A total steamroller. It was one of those legendary concerts that hits you over and over without letting your guard down” – Sopitas news agency, Mexico City
“..a heavy metal masterclass that made 50,000 people sing deliriously and jump non-stop during the two hour show” – Clarin national newspaper, Argentina
“Iron Maiden triumphs again in the National Stadium” – La Tercera newsportal, Chile
“Iron Maiden brings ginormous on-stage surprises and rocks through its hits at a sold-out Banc of California stadium” - Orange County Register newspaper, Los Angeles, USA
“…one of the best shows I’ve seen from Iron Maiden in the last twenty years!” – Illinois Entertainer newspaper, Chicago, USA
“…a highly theatrical, action-packed and dramatic two-hour show” – Toronto Sun newspaper, Canada
“A jet fighter, aerial attacks, explosions, flames of fire and sword fighting, Iron Maiden offered a loud and intense visual and sound bombardment in a filled Videotron Center” – Journal de Quebec newspaper, Canada
“Legacy Of The Beast Tour Is The Pinnacle Of Heavy-Metal Escapism” – Rolling Stone, New York, USA
“..a terrifically entertaining, time-warping two-hour set of fan favorites and rarities….a tour de force of musicianship” – Sun Sentinel newspaper, Florida, USA
“…an extraordinarily entertaining show filled with world-class theatrics..a masterclass in performance and staging ” – The Times newspaper, England
“When a red-eyed horned demon from the worst part of anyone’s imagination appears, you realise this band want to raise the bar every chance they get. This is next level impressive, and top-notch nuts” – Manchester Evening News, England
“Should an award be created for the best heavy metal concert for props, pyrotechnics, and pure pantomime musical theatre, then Iron Maiden’s current audio-visual show, that batters the senses into sweet submission would demolish all contenders and pretenders alike” – Daily Express newspaper, England
“Shows don’t come more spectacular than this” – Daily Star newspaper, England
“A visually stunning show, refreshing setlist and an energy beyond this world” – Aftonbladet newspaper, Sweden
“Iron Maiden – we still have goosebumps. What a night!” – TZ Daily newspaper, Germany
"If they had told you that a WW2 aeroplane would land on stage during the show, probably you would not have believed it. But on the Iron Maiden stage, everything is possible" – La Repubblica XL newspaper, Italy