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Formed: 1975
From: London, United Kingdom
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Latest Iron Maiden News

Below is our complete Iron Maiden news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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 Premiere New Live Music Video

NWOBHM veterans Iron Maiden premiere a new official live video for “Stratego“ streaming via YouTube for you below. The studio version of that track can be found on the band’s 17th studio full-length “Senjutsu“ (2021) streaming via Spotify for you below as well.

Iron Maiden are presently out on the below North American headlining tour: More...

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See: Iron Maiden Frontman Shouting At Fan

Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson got understandably very upset during past Saturday’s show at the Olympic Stadium in Athens, Greece, after some mindless attendee of the concert lit a flare amid the group’s performance of their song “The Number Of The Beast“.


Here's what Dickinson had to tell the guy: More...

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Arch Enemy Featured In Iron Maiden’s Video Game

Melodic death metal outfit Arch Enemy are the latest band to receive an in-game event in Iron Maiden‘s mobile video game ‘Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast‘. A new character called ‘Queen Beast‘ inspired by Arch Enemy frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz is now available.

Tells the official press release: More...

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Bruce Dickinson Announces Extra Spoken Word Shows

Live Nation has announced two new additional dates on Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson’s first ever UK spoken word 2021 tour An Evening With Bruce Dickinson:

December
9 – Philharmonic Hall, Liverpool
10 – Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 29th at 10:00am and will be available here.

These dates follow on from the six shows of the August 2021 tour, the final two of which had to be rescheduled due to Bruce’s quarantining further to a member of his household testing positive for COVID-19, and will now take place on October 16th at London’s O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire and October 17th at The Alexandra in Birmingham (all tickets remain valid).

The Liverpool and Edinburgh December 2021 shows will be the final dates for this tour and no further shows will be added in 2021.

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Iron Maiden Premiere New Official Music Video

Iron Maiden premiered their new music video for the “Stratego” taken from of their recently released studio full-length “Senjutsu“. The group had Gustaf Holtenäs produce the clip.

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Iron Maiden Posts "Stratego" Single Online

"Stratego" is the second track from Maiden’s long-awaited, 17th studio album, "Senjutsu" which is being released globally on September 3rd.

It’s one of two songs on the 10 track, 82 minutes long album written by guitarist Janick Gers and founder member/ bassist Steve Harris.

Recorded back in 2019 again at Guillaume Tell studios in Paris, the track was produced by Kevin ‘Caveman’ Shirley & co-produced by Steve Harris.

You can check out the video ‘The Making Of Senjutsu’ which was issued last week below. More...

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Iron Maiden Announce New Album “Senjutsu”

Iron Maiden announce their 17th studio full-length “Senjutsu“, which will be released on September 03rd through Parlophone Records. The album was recorded back in early 2019 and will arrive as their first new record in six years. The group once again worked with producer Kevin Shirley on the outing, with their own Steve Harris co-producing.

“The Writing On The Wall” was recently launched as the first advance track from the album, streaming via YouTube for you below:

Explains Steve Harris: More...

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Iron Maiden Releases First New Song In Six Years

Iron Maiden today revealed their brand-new track, "The Writing On The Wall," with an eagerly anticipated global YouTube video premiere. The song was written by Maiden guitarist Adrian Smith & lead singer Bruce Dickinson, produced by Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Maiden bassist and founder-member Steve Harris.

Bruce Dickinson initially had a concept for the video which came to fruition in collaboration with two Award-winning former Pixar executives and long-standing Maiden fans Mark Andrews & Andrew Gordon. The pair have over 50 years of animation industry experience between them at the very top-level including work on The Incredibles, Ratatouille, Brave, Monsters Inc & Finding Nemo. With partners lining up to get involved with the project they chose BlinkInk, a London based animation studio celebrated for their work with a variety of global brands from Adidas to Coca-Cola and a number of high-profile music videos.

In BlinkInk director Nicos Livesey, another long-time Maiden fan & kindred spirit, they found a man who shared the collective vision for the track – resulting in the final film which features the very first glimpse of a stunning new incarnation of Eddie in spectacular 3D form. More...

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Smith/Kotzen (Iron Maiden, Poison) Premiere Video

Smith/Kotzen - the new project led by Adrian Smith (Iron Maiden) and Richie Kotzen (ex-Poison, Winery Dogs) - premiere their new single and music video “Solar Fire” streaming via YouTube for you below.

The album was released worldwide by BMG on March 26th, 2021. One particular song also showcases Adrian Smith’s fellow Iron Maiden bandmate Nicko McBrain on drums.

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Copenhell And Roskilde Festivals Postponed

After months of hopeful optimism, the Roskilde Festival and Copenhell have been canceled for 2021. Earlier this year the Danish government announced that the country would be vaccinated by June, and concert goers rejoiced at the thought of a summer of music festivals that didn't happen in 2020.

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Watain at 2018 Roskilde Festival

Alas, the vaccination process has gone much slower than anticipated, with just a bit over 20% of the Danish population receiving at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by the beginning of May. On May 4, the Danish government announced the restrictions for summer which include caps on indoor gatherings of 500 people and outdoor gatherings of 1,000 people. A vaccine passport or COVID test will be required for entry.

Incoming!

Copenhell crowd

Therefore, the Roskilde Festival, with attendance of over 130,000, and Copenhell, with attendance of over 25,000, will not be possible in 2021.

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Pagan Alter @ 2018 Metal Magic Festival

The Metal Magic Festival will happen in July, with only 500 tickets available. Most have already been sold.

Some of the Danish bands that were scheduled to play at Roskilde and Copenhell may still perform live at smaller venues. Hopefully, some of those announcements will be happening soon now that there is clearer guidance from the government.

2022 Copenhell will have Iron Maiden as a headliner.

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Bruce Dickinson Announces Spoken Word Tour

Live Natiom today announces a very special Evening With show by Iron Maiden singer, Bruce Dickinson on his first-ever UK spoken word tour this summer:

August 1st - Brighton Theatre Royal
August 4th - Salford The Lowry
August 5th - Bradford St George’s Hall
August 8th - Nottingham Theatre Royal
August 9th - Birmingham The Alexandra
August 10th - London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire

Tickets go on general sale at 10am, Thursday April 29 via ticketmaster.co.uk

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Iron Maiden Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates

Iron Maiden have announced that the June & July 2021 dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.

Please note:

- The German Stuttgart 2022 show will now take place at the Cannstatter Wasen, not the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is not available due to stadium reconstruction works. Tickets remain valid and ticket-holders will be notified by the local promoter/ticketing agency in due course.
- The Swiss show has reverted to Zurich Hallenstadion as was originally planned for 2020, as this venue is now available again for 2022. Therefore, there will be no rescheduled show for Basel St Jakobshalle (which never went onsale this year).
- Zurich along with Frankfurt, Arnhem and Belsonic will go on sale imminently – details below

"The postponement of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour does however bring the good news that Maiden can now return to headlining the European festival dates initially planned for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. This includes Graspop in Belgium so therefore the own-show date in Antwerp (which had also not gone onsale) will no longer take place. Furthermore, we are in the process of finalising a further couple of own-shows in other European territories and will update you about those as soon as they are confirmed." More...

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Download And Graspop Festivals Moved Back To 2022

The organisers of Download Festival and Graspop Metal Meeting, the biggest rock/metal festivals in the United Kingdom and Belgium respectively, have each confirmed that the festivals have been pushed back a further year to 2022. The organisers of the Download festival posted the following statement:

"Following the announcement of the Government’s roadmap and despite the extraordinary efforts the NHS have put in to roll out the vaccine, we can sadly now confirm that Download Festival will no longer be taking place this year, but we have exciting news for 2022.

"We never gave up hope of bringing the festival back to Donington this June and had been working so hard behind the scenes to make that happen, but sadly, we now know it’s not possible. We’re heartbroken for everyone in the Download family, from artists to suppliers and of course our passionate Download fans.

"We’ll be back on June 10th-12th 2022, as strong as ever, with an amazing set of headliners – KISS, Iron Maiden, and Biffy Clyde.

"We’d like to take this opportunity to thank the NHS for their extraordinary efforts in rolling out the vaccine, as well as thanking all of you for your patience and for keeping the spirit of Download alive until we can be together again.

"You are very welcome to retain your ticket and carry it over to next year. Alternatively, you will be able to receive a refund from your ticket agent. Look out for an e-mail from them very soon and please only contact them if you have not been contacted after 5 days as they are very busy at this time.

"Please read our refund FAQ’s before emailing with any questions – it’s likely you’ll find your answer there!

"Horns up. We’ll see you in 2022." More...

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Iron Maiden Premiere “Sign Of The Cross” (Live)

Iron Maiden premiere a live performance of “Sign Of The Cross” from their impending live double album, “Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live In Mexico City“, recorded during several shows that took place in Mexico City, in September 2019.


That album will be released on November 20th and features the below track listing: More...

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Iron Maiden Announces New Live Album

Parlophone Records are pleased to announce the release of Iron Maiden’s new double live album on November 20th worldwide [through BMG in the USA.] Containing over 100 minutes of classic Maiden music and available in multiple formats, "Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City" was recorded during the band’s three sold out arena shows there in September 2019 and is a celebration of their Legacy Of The Beast World Tour which began in 2018 and will finish next Summer in Europe.

Iron Maiden founder and bass player Steve Harris comments:
"When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same. We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God’, and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘Flight Of Icarus’, ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years.

"We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there."

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood adds:
"All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer set-list! When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City. The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show." More...

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Legendary Producer Martin Birch Passes Away

Martin Birch, the legendary producer best known for his work with Iron Maiden from 1981 to 1992, as well as Black Sabbath's first two albums with Ronnie James Dio, has sadly died at the age of seventy two. Birch also worked with such bands as Deep Purple, Blue Oyster Cult, Fleetwood Mac, Rainbow and Whitesnake, with whom he worked with from 1978 to 1984.

Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale paid tribute to Birch, saying: "It is with a very heavy heart I've just had verified my very dear friend and producer Martin Birch has passed away.

"Martin was a huge part of my life...helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In... My thoughts and prayers to his family, friends and fans... Broken heart."

Other notable people who led tributes included Black Sabbath bassist Geezer Butler, who said: "Really sad to hear of the passing of Martin Birch. Brilliant producer. Had the pleasure of working with him on the Black Sabbath albums Heaven And Hell and Mob Rules. Condolensces to Vera and family."

While Wendy Dio added: "My thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Vera and his daughter Haley. He was a genius producer and a very dear friend of Ronnie’s (James Dio). May he RIP."

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74 More Bands Confirmed For Graspop 2020

The organisers of Belgium's premier metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting have confirmed a further 74 bands for next year's edition of the event. Among the newly confirmed bands joining previously announced headliners Judas Priest and Iron Maiden will be hard rock pioneers Deep Purple, nu metal favourites Korn, Chicago stars Disturbed, the recently reunited Mercyful Fate, California's own, Deftones and pop punk stars The Offspring. The festival will take place across four days from 18th-21st of June.

The lineup (in alphabetical order) is now as follows: More...

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Judas Priest And Iron Maiden To Headline Graspop

The organisers of Belgium's biggest metal festival, Graspop Metal Meeting, have confirmed that two of the most legendary names in heavy metal, Iron Maiden and Judas Priest, will be headlining the 2020 edition of the event. Iron Maiden will cap off the day on Thursday, while Judas Priest will be headlining the Saturday. More names are expected to be confirmed for the twenty fifth incarnation of the event, which this time will take place across four days from the 18th-21st of June.

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Iron Maiden Announces Australian Tour Dates

British heavy metal icons Iron Maiden has announced that they will be embarking on a tour of Australia in May of next year, where they will be joined by metalcore favourites Killswitch Engage. A statement from frontman Bruce Dickinson reads as follows:

"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!"

The tour dates are as follows: More...

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Watch Iron Maiden's Entire Rock In Rio Show

Watch Iron Maiden's entire nearly-two-hour performance at this year's edition of the Rock In Rio festival. The band's show took place this past Friday, October 4 in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil, and you can now stream it in pro-shot quality below.

Setlist: More...

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