Vecernji.hr has uploaded new images of members of IRON MAIDEN outdoors the Dom HV Lora corridor in Break up, Croatia the place they’re rehearsing for his or her upcoming tour. The band arrived in Break up on April 27 and is staying on the town for 26 days in preparation for the subsequent leg of its “Legacy Of The Beast” trek, which can kick off in Zagreb, Croatia on Might 22.
IRON MAIDEN hasn’t carried out stay in two and a half years — because the completion of its South American tour in October 2019.
Earlier this 12 months, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson confirmed that the band is planning to stage a tour the place it’ll carry out its new album, “Senjutsu”, in its entirety. The 63-year-old singer advised the “Speak Is Jericho” podcast: “The plan we have — it is not likely a secret; I believe all people else has chatted about it — we will, I hope, we have talked about doing the whole [‘Senjutsu’] album begin to end, however not this time round. And all of us admire that that’s one thing that basically diehard followers will in all probability love and different folks will go, ‘Hmmm, I am not gonna go see that.’ So the reply is you play smaller venues in order that they promote out with simply your diehard followers. ‘Trigger it is a musical factor to do — it is a musical factor.”
Dickinson went on to make clear that the 2022 leg of MAIDEN‘s “Legacy Of The Beast” tour, which is scheduled to hit North America in September and October, will as soon as once more focus totally on a decades-spanning setlist of fan favorites.
“The ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour, folks have all paid their cash to see the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ present, with Spitfires and flamethrowers and Icarus and all the pieces that goes with,” he mentioned. “In order that they’re gonna get all that. However the first three tracks are in all probability gonna be the primary three tracks on the [‘Senjutsu’] album. ‘The Writing On The Wall’ they already know, so all people ought to know the primary three tracks. And I simply assume [the] ‘Senjutsu’ [title track] is simply such a fantastic opening tune — so dramatic. After which as soon as you’ve got carried out that — and we’ll have a stage set to go together with it — as soon as you’ve got carried out that, you are again to the sort of ‘Legacy’ world at that time. However I believe ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is gonna be a fantastic tune — I imply, a crowd singalong tune. You may think about that. It will be implausible.”
Addressing the truth that MAIDEN infuriated some followers by forcing them to sit down by means of the band’s then-new, 75-minute “A Matter Of Life And Demise” album on tour in 2006, denying the group the best hits they’d come for, Bruce mentioned: “No one has to purchase a ticket. If you happen to do not wanna go [see us play an entire new album live], you do not purchase a ticket. It is gonna be plain because the nostril in your face. That is gonna be what they’re gonna do. So provided that, do not complain that they did what they mentioned they have been gonna do.”
Clocking in at a hefty 82 minutes, “Senjutsu” got here out in September. It marks MAIDEN‘s second consecutive double album behind 2015’s “The E-book Of Souls” which is the longest MAIDEN album, with a working time of 92 minutes.
IRON MAIDEN‘s first album in six years, “Senjutsu” was recorded in 2019 in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by bassist Steve Harris. It options three tracks whose working time exceeds 10 minutes every.
For “Senjutsu” — loosely translated as “techniques and technique” — the band as soon as once more enlisted the providers of Mark Wilkinson to create the spectacular Samurai-themed cowl art work, primarily based on an concept by Harris.
“Senjutsu” bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, charting larger than even the band’s early classics like “Powerslave” and “The Quantity Of The Beast”. Practically 90 p.c of the LP’s 64,000 equal album items earned got here from pure album gross sales. The critically acclaimed double album debuted one place larger than 2015’s “The E-book Of Souls” and 2010’s “The Closing Frontier”, which each peaked at No. 4.
“Senjutsu” was MAIDEN‘s thirteenth album to high within the Prime 40 within the U.S.
In line with Billboard, “Senjutsu” logged the second-largest week of 2021 for a tough rock album in each equal album items earned and in conventional album gross sales.
“Senjutsu” topped the charts in a number of European nations upon its launch, together with in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
(Thanks: Agda Bavi Ache)