After breaking the internet with last week's teaser, hard rock legends Iron Maiden have officially detailed their Australian shows behind the Legacy Of The Beast Tour.
The NWOBHM stalwarts are set to trek down to our parts of the world next May, where they'll be performing huge arena shows in Adelaide, Perth, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. What's more, the band are set to be joined by Killswitch Engage, making this an absolute treat for those who like it loud.
In an extended statement accompanying today's announcement, vocalist Bruce Dickinson hyped up the tour like a kid in a candy shop, saying that “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! 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!”
Wow - there's a lot to unpack here. Pparagraphs aside, we're sure this is going to be a tour of monumental proportions, and we can't wait to hear some galloping, triple guitar hard rock next May. Check out all the dates and details below - tickets go on sale next Thursday at 12pm, while Telstra Plus member presale starts Monday November 11 at 1pm and is open until 1pm on Wednesday November 13.
Iron Maiden - Legacy Of The Beast Australian Tour
w/ Killswitch Engage
Friday May 1 - RAC Arena, Perth WA
Sunday May 3 - Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Adelaide SA
Tuesday May 5 - Brisbane Entertainment Centre, QLD
Thursday May 7 - Qudos Bank Arena, Sydney NSW
Monday May 11 - Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne VIC
Grab your tickets on Thursday November 14 via Ticketek Australia.