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Formed: 1975
From: London, United Kingdom
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Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Iron Maiden Share New Live Video

Iron Maiden share the below streaming live clip of “Run To The Hills” which was captured during their ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour‘.

The video arrives to promote the group’s upcoming 2019 tour, which includes this summer North American run: More...

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Iron Maiden Announces World Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden has announced a series of headline shows in both North and South America for the Summer of 2019 as part of their "Legacy Of The Beast" tour. Support on the trek will come from The Raven Age, featuring George Harris (son of Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris,) while additional support at the Los Angeles show will come from Fozzy.

Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments: "We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with 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 earlier this 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 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!" More...

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Listen: To Dickinson's Iron Maiden 1981 Audition

If you haven't heard it yet, now you can listen to Bruce Dickinson's 1981 audition tape for Iron Maiden.

A gem for every heavy metal fan...

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Watch: Iron Maiden Drummer's 2018 Video Drum Tour

A five-minute clip showcasing Iron Maiden skinsman Nicko McBrain taking the viewer for a close-up tour of his 2018 kit is streaming below.

In other news Nicko McBrain recently opened his drum store "Nicko McBrain's Drum One" in Manchester. The store boasts "Planet Paiste", U.K.'s largest dedicated Paiste show space and the "Sonorsphere" where drummers can find the biggest selection of Sonor products in the UK. Aside Sonor and Paiste all other major drum and percussion brands are stocked.


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Iron Maiden Launches New Beer

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden and independent family brewers Robinsons announce the creation of Light Brigade, a unique golden English ale with a 4.1% ABV. It has been developed in support of Help For Heroes, the British charity that provides recovery and support for the Armed Forces community whose lives are affected by their service.

6p of each pint and 5p of each bottle sold will be donated to help the thousands of Servicemen and women who live with complex wounds and injuries – both physical and mental – and are looking to regain their purpose in life. More...

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Watch: Christmas Tracks Gone Metallica, Ozzy Etc.

There’s a considerable number of metal and hard rock interpretations of holiday songs to be found in the latest edition of "Ten Second Songs". YouTuber Erock helps hammer out some of the tunes in the style of Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, System Of A Down, Iron Maiden, Marilyn Manson etc..

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"Hellfest Open Air" 2018 Full Lineup Revealed

The full lineup is in for the 2018 ‘Hellfest Open Air‘, which will be held from June 22nd-24th in Clisson, France. Check out the billing below:

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie "M.U.S.C.L.E" Figures Coming

Super 7 have been pairing the "M.U.S.C.L.E" toy franchise with various properties lately, including "Masters Of The Universe", "Mega Man" etc.

Now Iron Maiden's band mascot Eddie looks to be next in line. Some early sculpts of Eddie can be seen below. The new Eddie line is expected to be out in stores this December.


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More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2018

The organisers of Belgium's Graspop Metal Meeting festival has announced a string of new names for next year's edition of the event, which will be held over four days from June 21st to June 24th. In addition to the previously announced acts, Guns N Roses, Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden, the festival will also host such big names as British heavy metal icons Judas Priest, thrash metal legends Megadeth, Kreator and Exodus, nu metal giants Limp Bizkit and the Ice-T fronted, Body Count, amongst many others.

The lineup so far is as follows:

Guns N Roses
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne
Judas Priest
Avenged Sevenfold
Bullet For My Valentine
A Perfect Circle
Limp Bizkit
Parkway Drive
Megadeth
Kreator
Body Count
Exodus
Anti Flag
P.O.D.
Killswitch Engage
Watain
Asking Alexandria
At The Gates
Less Than Jake
The Darkness
Iced Earth
Underoath
Amaranthe
Thy Art Is Murder
Powerwolf
Emmure
Marduk
Tesseract
Powerflo
Vader
Miss May I
Stray From The Path
Tyr
Knocked Loose
Arkona
Carnivore A.D.
Pist*On
Modern Life Is War
Asphyx
Planet Of Zeus
Akercocke
Blessthefall
Silverstein
Zeal & Ardor
Bolzer
Monuments
Stone Broken

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Iron Maiden Premiere Pre-Release Full-DVD Stream

Iron Maiden premiere the pre-release full-album stream of the band's upcoming new DVD "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter", which will be out in stores coming Friday, November 17th. The effort features footage shot across their world touring.

Check out now "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter" in its entirety below.

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Iron Maiden Confirmed For Graspop 2018

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has become the latest band to be confirmed for the 2018 edition of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, as part of their "Legacy of the Beast" tour, which will focus primarily on material from the 1980s. The group joins Ozzy Osbourne and Guns N Roses on the bill, which for one year only will be held across four days, in what the festival has dubbed the "XL Edition." The event will be held from June 21st to June 24th and tickets for the show go on sale this Saturday (November 18th.)

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Iron Maiden’s Eddie Now Appears In "Angry Birds"

Iron Maiden's mascot Eddie has made his way into the video game "Angry Birds Evolution", as part of a seasonal promotion that will run till Halloween, October 31st. Eddie appears as ‘Eddie The Bird‘ in the game with four evolution steps based on the mascot's looks from the band’s albums: “Killers“, “Powerslave“, “Somewhere In Time” and “Book Of Souls“.

Angry Birds' main hub will also take on an Iron Maiden inspired look for the duration of the event. You can stream a trailer of that below:

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Iron Maiden Premieres New Live Video

Iron Maiden premieres a new live video for "Speed Of Light", taken from the band's upcoming new live album and film "The Book Of Souls: Live Chapter", which will meet a November 17th release through BMG. Planned formats include CD, deluxe CD, vinyl and digital formats.

A live concert film for the release for it is also planned and will initially be streamed for free with more details to come. A digital download of the movie will be made available for purchase following the premiere.

Check out now "Speed Of Light" below.

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Watch Kids Reacting To Iron Maiden

Fine Brothers Entertainment filmed a number of kids reacting to songs of heavy metal music legends Iron Maiden. Watch to see their reactions below. Iron Maiden are the latest band to get the "Kids React" treatment, following other clips in which today’s youngsters react to Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Guns N’ Roses and others.

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Ghost Kicks Off Tour With Iron Maiden

Grammy Award-winning band Ghost - which is currently being sued by former members - just kicked off a North American tour with Iron Maiden last night in Bristow, VA at Jiffy Lube Live.

The band will also be playing 13 additional headlining dates throughout the summer. Catch these upcoming Ghost 2017 tour dates:

Ghost headlining shows
6/06 - Albany, NY - The Palace Theatre
6/08 - Norfolk, VA - The NorVa
6/10 - Atlanta, GA - Tabernacle
6/14 - Louisville, KY - The Palace Theater
6/17 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Civic Center
6/22 - Corpus Christi, TX - The Pavilion at Concrete Street
6/26 - Midland, TX - La Hacienda
6/30 - Fresno, CA - Rainbow Ballroom
7/08 - Denver, CO - The Fillmore (Denver)
7/13 - Indianapolis, IN - Egyptian Room at Old National Centre
7/14 - Fort Wayne, IN - Embassy Theater
7/18 - New Haven, CT - College Street Music Hall
7/20 - Philadelphia, PA - The Fillmore (Philly, PA) More...

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Iron Maiden Adds Arena To "Legacy Of The Beast"

Iron Maiden embarks on the final leg of "The Book of Souls" world tour this weekend, simultaneously launching a synergistic player-vs-player battle arena for the band's mobile game, "Legacy of the Beast" (reivewed here).

The game offers players a unique way to interact with Iron Maiden's real world activities by introducing not only a replica of one of the tour stage productions, but also the debut of "The Book of Souls" version of Shaman Eddie into the game, in his Mayan themed incarnation as featured on the band’s most recent studio album. Other characters from "The Book of Souls" are set to follow.

"Legacy of the Beast" is a definitive experience in the mobile RPG space – taking players on an unparalleled, epic, ever-expanding, strategic gaming journey via their smartphones & tablets. Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says:

“With 'Legacy of the Beast' we wanted to create something that appealed both to fans of Maiden music and gamers alike, wherever they are in the world, and I think we are well on our way to accomplishing that. The game has kept true to the band’s history and development not only through their music but with Eddie too. This latest feature focused around our current tour is only the start of many new and exciting innovations we have planned to keep Legacy evolving and becoming even more addictive!” More...

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Iron Maiden Re-Issuing Albums On Vinyl

Parlophone Records will follow 2014’s reissue of the first eight Iron Miaden albums, which spanned the 1980s, with twelve brand new pressings of albums from the period 1990 - 2015 in heavyweight 180g black vinyl.

Unlike the 1980’s reissues, which were cut from the original analogue master tapes, the audio on these releases has been cut from the high resolution remasters of 2015 when the Maiden catalogue was digitally upgraded. They will be packaged in identical artwork to the initial vinyl releases.

The records will be released chronologically across a three month period:

May 19th: Pre-order available Collector's Box / No Prayer For The Dying / Fear Of The Dark / The X Factor / Virtual XI

June 23rd: Brave New World / Rock In Rio (Live) / Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death

July 21st: Death On The Road (Live) / Flight 666 (Live) / The Final Frontier / En Vivo! (Live) More...

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David Ellefson Performs With Jill Janus

Soundcheck Live is a weekly live music night that brings together the industry's top musicians alongside emerging talent to create a vibrant social experience driven by the artists.

Video from a recent Soundcheck Live event has come online featuring David Ellefson performing Iron Maiden track "The Number Of The Beast" alongside Nita Strauss, Glen Sobel, Tony Macalpine, and Jill Janus (starts at around the 10:40 mark in the video below).

The performance took place at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California during the 42nd weekly Soundcheck Live.

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Iron Maiden Returns To North America

U.K. metal legends Iron Maiden have announced a second leg of the "Book of Souls" tour for North America. The second leg will be a more extensive run of shows to begin in Virginia on June 3rd. Support for the run will come from Sweden's Ghost.

Tickets go on sale starting Friday, January 27th. Fan Club pre-sale starts Tuesday, January 24th.
Full details can be found at www.ironmaiden.com.

Confirmed dates and venues are:

JUN 03 BRISTOW, VA JIFFY LUBE LIVE
JUN 04 PHILADELPHIA, PA WELLS FARGO CENTER
JUN 07 NEWARK, NJ PRUDENTIAL CENTER
JUN 09 CHARLOTTE, NC PNC MUSIC PAVILION
JUN 11 TAMPA, FL AMALIE ARENA
JUN 13 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA
JUN 15 CHICAGO, IL HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER
JUN 16 MINNEAPOLIS, MN XCEL ENERGY CENTER
JUN 19 OKLAHOMA CITY, OK CHESAPEAKE ARENA
JUN 21 HOUSTON, TX TOYOTA CENTER
JUN 23 DALLAS, TX AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER
JUN 24 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER
JUN 27 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
JUN 28 PHOENIX, AZ TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA
JUL 01 SAN BERNARDINO, CA SAN MANUEL AMPHITHEATER*
JUL 03 LAS VEGAS, NV T-MOBILE ARENA
JUL 05 OAKLAND, CA ORACLE ARENA
JUL 07 SALT LAKE CITY, UT USANA AMPHITHEATER
JUL 09 LINCOLN, NE PINNACLE BANK ARENA
JUL 11 KANSAS CITY, MO SPRINT CENTER
JUL 12 ST LOUIS, MO HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATER
JUL 15 TORONTO, CANADA BUDWEISER STAGE
JUL 16 QUEBEC CITY, CANADA VIDEOTRON CENTRE
JUL 19 MANSFIELD, MA XFINITY CENTER
JUL 21 BROOKLYN, NY BARCLAYS CENTER More...

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Iron Maiden Announces European Tour Dates

British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a string of shows in Europe next year, starting from April. They will be supported by Shinedown on all sixteen dates.

Founder and bassist Steve Harris stated: "As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible.

"We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990.

"The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas.

"The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing.

"And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do."

The list of tour dates are as follows: More...

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