British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN shared a video update of the 2022 European leg of the “Legacy of the Beast” round. The four-minute clip, which can be seen below, features footage from the first half of the trek, as well as interviews with the six band members in which they discuss returning to the stage for the first time in more than two year.
Bass player Steve Harris said: “Halfway through the European leg – actually it’s more than halfway; we’ve done more gigs than we have left – it’s been brilliant everywhere. Absolutely fantastic .”
Singer added Bruce Dickinson“Honestly, I’ve never seen so many people watching [laughs] six gentlemen on stage that I have on this tour. It’s incredible. We’re just doing Germany right now, and it’s sold out everywhere. It’s incredible.”
Before the “Legacy of the Beast” launch concert on May 22 in Zagreb, Croatia, IRON MAIDEN hadn’t played live in two and a half years – since ending his South American tour in October 2019.
IRON MAIDENthe last album of, “Senjutsu” came out in September. He scored YOUNG LADYsecond consecutive double album behind that of 2015 “The Book of Souls” who is the longest YOUNG LADY album, lasting 92 minutes.
IRON MAIDENthe first album in six years, “Senjutsu” was recorded in 2019 in Paris with a longtime producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Harris. It has three tracks that are over 10 minutes long each.
For “Senjutsu” – loosely translated as “tactics and strategy” – the group again called on the services of Marc Wilkinson to create the spectacular samurai-themed cover, based on an idea by Harris.
“Senjutsu” bowed to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing even the band’s early classics like “Powerslave” and “The Number of the Beast”. Nearly 90% of the 64,000 equivalent album units earned by the LP came from pure album sales. The critically acclaimed double album debuted one spot above 2015’s “The Book of Souls” and the 2010s “The Final Frontier”which both peaked at No. 4.
“Senjutsu” has been YOUNG LADYThe 13th album by topped the Top 40 in the United States
According Billboard, “Senjutsu” recorded the second-biggest week of 2021 for a hard rock album in both equivalent album units earned and traditional album sales.
“Senjutsu” topped the charts in several European countries upon its release, including Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.