With Friday’s Brooklyn show SOLD OUT the band have acted quickly to satisfy fan demand by releasing seats in all price categories starting at $49.50 plus booking fees. They have also released ‘Flight of Icarus’ show art to coincide with the debut of their latest live video clip. The 1983 song from the ‘Piece of Mind ‘ album was Maiden’s biggest airplay track in America and has not been performed live since 1986 – it being resurrected for this tour with Bruce Dickinson equipped with a pair of flame-throwers onstage.

The band’s triumphant first leg of the tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by over three quarters of a million fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”

A fire in the dark

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Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments,

“We’re excited to return to North America and unveil the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to all our friends 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 last year. The production 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 unique Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of time 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. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody in North America again!”

Maiden’s 2019 North, South and Central America tour comprises 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with their 2018 European dates means that by the end of this tour, the band will have taken the Legacy Of The Beast show to over one and  three quarters of a million fans around the globe.

Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age (www.theravenage.com).

The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list were 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.

Here’s the full list of North American dates:

JUL 18 SUNRISE, FL – BB&T CENTER

JUL 20 ATLANTA, GA – CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATER AT LAKEWOOD

JUL 22 CHARLOTTE, NC – PNC MUSIC PAVILION

JUL 24 WASHINGTON, DC – JIFFY LUBE LIVE

JUL 26 BROOKLYN, NY – BARCLAYS CENTER

JUL 27 BROOKLYN, NY – BARCLAYS CENTER

JUL 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA – WELLS FARGO CENTER

AUG 01 BOSTON, MA – XFINITY CENTER

AUG 03 HARTFORD, CT – XFINITY THEATER                  

AUG 05 MONTREAL, QC – BELL CENTER

AUG 07 QUEBEC, QC – VIDEOTRON CENTER

AUG 09 TORONTO, ON – BUDWEISER STAGE

AUG 10 TORONTO, ON – BUDWEISER STAGE

AUG 13 BUFFALO, NY – KEYBANK CENTER

AUG 15 CINCINNATI, OH – RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER                         

AUG 17 PITTSBURGH, PA – PPG PAINTS ARENA

AUG 19 NASHVILLE, TN – BRIDGESTONE ARENA

AUG 22 CHICAGO, IL – HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER

AUG 24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN – RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER

AUG 26 MINNEAPOLIS, MN – XCEL ENERGY CENTER

AUG 28 WINNIPEG, MB – MTS CENTER

AUG 30 EDMONTON, AB – ROGERS PLACE

AUG 31 CALGARY, AB – SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME

SEP 03 VANCOUVER, BC – PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA

SEP 05 TACOMA, WA – TACOMA DOME

SEP 06 PORTLAND, OR – MODA CENTER

SEP 09 SACRAMENTO, CA – GOLDEN 1 CENTER

SEP 10 OAKLAND, CA – ORACLE ARENA

SEP 13 LAS VEGAS, NV – MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA

SEP 14 LOS ANGELES, CA  – BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM

SEP 17 PHOENIX, AZ – TALKING STICK ARENA

SEP 19 ALBUQUERQUE, NM – ISLETA AMPHITHEATER

SEP 21 DALLAS, TX – DOS EQUIS PAVILION

SEP 22 HOUSTON, TX – THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION

SEP 25 SAN ANTONIO, TX – AT&T CENTER

For the majority of the 2019 shows, IRON MAIDEN will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible. This technology, being used by the NFL among others, is a progression of the paperless system that Maiden have been successfully using since 2010 and has worked well in lessening ticket scalping and the drain of prime tickets into the Secondary market. The band do not want their fans having to pay over face value  for their tickets.

Fans in the USA and Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package allowing early access to the venue, a pile of TROOPER goodies, TROOPER beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. Packages will be available from www.ironmaiden.com priced at US $220 ($290 CAD for Canadian shows), with a 10% discount for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members.