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Watch: IRON MAIDEN Performs In Belgrade During ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ 2022 Tour

British heavy metallic legends IRON MAIDEN performed the second present of the 2022 leg of their “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour Tuesday evening (Could 24) at Štark Area, Belgrade, Serbia. It marked the band’s second stay look in 31 months.

As was the case with the Could 22 live performance on the Area Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, MAIDEN opened the set with “Senjutsu”, the title monitor of its newest studio album, and adopted it up with two extra songs from the identical LP, “Stratego” and “The Writing On The Wall”.

Different tracks aired throughout MAIDEN‘s efficiency included “Revelations”, “Blood Brothers”, “Signal Of The Cross”, “Flight Of Icarus”, “Concern Of The Darkish”, “Hallowed Be Thy Title”, “The Quantity Of The Beast” and “Iron Maiden”.

MAIDEN additionally performed two encores, consisting of “The Trooper”, “The Clansman”, “Run To The Hills” and the closing monitor of the evening, “Aces Excessive”.

The total setlist was as follows:

01. Senjutsu (stay debut)
02. Stratego (stay debut)
03. The Writing On The Wall (stay debut)
04. Revelations
05. Blood Brothers (first efficiency since July 2017)
06. Signal Of The Cross
07. Flight Of Icarus
08. Concern Of The Darkish
09. Hallowed Be Thy Title
10. The Quantity Of The Beast
11. Iron Maiden

Encore:

12. The Trooper
13. The Clansman
14. Run To The Hills

Encore 2:

15. Aces Excessive

Previous to the Zagreb live performance, IRON MAIDEN hadn’t carried out stay in two and a half years — for the reason that completion of its South American tour in October 2019.

Earlier this yr, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson confirmed that the band is planning to stage a tour the place it should carry out its new album, “Senjutsu”, in its entirety. The 63-year-old singer instructed the “Discuss Is Jericho” podcast: “The plan we have — it is not likely a secret; I feel everyone 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 respect that that’s one thing that actually 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 the whole lot 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 everyone ought to know the primary three tracks. And I simply assume [the] ‘Senjutsu’ [title track] is simply such a terrific opening track — so dramatic. After which as soon as you’ve got executed that — and we’ll have a stage set to go along with it — as soon as you’ve got executed that, you are again to the type of ‘Legacy’ world at that time. However I feel ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is gonna be a terrific track — I imply, a crowd singalong track. You may think about that. It’s going to be unbelievable.”

Addressing the truth that MAIDEN infuriated some followers by forcing them to take a seat by the band’s then-new, 75-minute “A Matter Of Life And Dying” album on tour in 2006, denying the gang the best hits they’d come for, Bruce mentioned: “No person has to purchase a ticket. Should you 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 on condition 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 “ways and technique” — the band as soon as once more enlisted the providers of Mark Wilkinson to create the spectacular Samurai-themed cowl art work, based mostly on an thought by Harris.

“Senjutsu” bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, charting greater than even the band’s early classics like “Powerslave” and “The Quantity Of The Beast”. Almost 90 % of the LP’s 64,000 equal album models earned got here from pure album gross sales. The critically acclaimed double album debuted one place greater than 2015’s “The E-book Of Souls” and 2010’s “The Remaining Frontier”, which each peaked at No. 4.

“Senjutsu” was MAIDEN‘s thirteenth album to prime within the High 40 within the U.S.

In keeping with Billboard, “Senjutsu” logged the second-largest week of 2021 for a tough rock album in each equal album models 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.

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