Sunday, May 27, 2018

VIDEO: Iron Maiden feature rarities in 2018 tour launch

Iron Maiden featured a series of rarely-performed tracks during the opening night of the Legacy Of The Beast summer 2018 European tour in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26, and video from the event is streaming online.

The band’s 16-song set delivered six vintage tracks, including five that haven’t been played in more than a decade: “Where Eagles Dare” and “Flight Of Icarus” from 1983’s “Piece Of Mind”, “Sign Of The Cross” from 1995’s “The X Factor”, “The Clansman” from 1998’s “Virtual XI”, “The Wicker Man” from 2000’s “Brave New World”, and “For The Greater Good Of God” from 2006’s “A Matter Of Life And Death.”

“The Beast... was unleashed!”, posted the band after the show.

Inspired by their mobile game and comic book of the same name, the 2018 run will see Iron Maiden mix headline shows with festival appearances – including Sweden Rock, Italy’s Firenze Rocks, Austria’s Novarock, Belgium’s Graspop Metal Meeting, France’s Hellfest and Hungary’s Volt Festival, among others.

On June 29, Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson will release "Scream For Me Sarajevo", a documentary about a 1994 solo concert in war-torn Bosnia.

Billed as “a story of hope in a time of war”, the project tells the tale of a concert by Dickinson and his band Skunkworks at a time when the Bosnian War was raging and Sarajevo itself was under siege.

See also:

Iron Maiden celebrate 5th anniversary of Trooper Beer
Iron Maiden: Bruce Dickinson documentary Scream For Me Sarajevo coming to DVD
Iron Maiden: Bruce Dickinson documentary coming to North American theaters
Iron Maiden: Bruce Dickinson documentary to screen in UK cinemas
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