A Spitfire fighter plane is among the visual spectacles at the iconic metal band's new shows.
Legendary heavy metal act Iron Maiden has returned to the United States for the first time in two years with the Legacy of the Beast tour. Having kicked off July 18 in Sunrise, Fla., the outing covers 27 shows across 26 cities, including two nights at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
The tour, which is being touted as Iron Maiden’s most ambitious stage production to date, is a continuation of last year’s sold-out European Legacy trek. It features a “flyover” of a life-size replica of a Spitfire combat plane, flame-throwers, pyro, muskets, claymores and, of course, the band’s ghoulish but lovable mascot Eddie.
“It’s really good, and I think it’s important that people will be able to see this show,” says bassist/principal songwriter Steve Harris, speaking to Billboard over the phone. “I’d go and see the show myself, but I’m facing the other way,” he adds, laughing. “I saw it in pre-production and everyone seems to think it’s one of our best shows, so I think people have a lot to look forward to.”