Eddie is not for the faint-hearted? Lithuanian authorities have banned poster advertisements for Iron Maiden's world tour because the band's trademark Eddie the Head mascot may frighten children. The British heavy metal group is currently touring Europe on their The Book Of Souls world tour and is due to arrive in the Baltic country for a show in Kaunas's 18,000-capacity Žalgiris Arena later this month. The poster was deemed scary enough that it has been banned in Lithuania.
Currently touring in Europe to showcase their new album The Book Of Souls to their fans, Iron Maiden have also released a live video from the tour. The British metallers chose "Death Or Glory" and recorded their performance live from The Book Of Souls World Tour. See the end result here.
Iron Maiden's 747 Ed Force One was badly damaged in a runway accident at a Santiago, Chile airport. It was tethered to a tow truck to be taken for refuelling prior to flying over the Andes to Cordoba. On moving the steering pin that is part of the mechanism that connects the ground tug to the aircraft seemingly fell out. On making a turn the aircraft had no steering and collided with the ground tug badly damaging the undercarriage, two of the aircrafts engines and injuring two ground tug operators, both of whom have been taken to hospital. The flight engineers were on site evaluating the damage, but their initial report is that the engines have suffered large damage and will require an extended period of maintenance and possibly two new engines. Despite this, it shouldn't affect their concert schedule including the 2 shows in Cordoba and Buenos Aires.
Iron Maiden are preparing a special release for 2016 Record Store Day. Acknowledging both their roots (their 1979 debut The Soundhouse Tapes was Iron Maiden's first official release on vinyl) and reputation for bringing history to life, the British legendary metallers will release their longest ever song, with a duration of over eighteen minutes: "Empire Of The Clouds" as a limited edition 12" picture disc single for Record Store Day this April 16th.
Game time! Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have just announced Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast, an action-packed, free-to-play RPG steeped in Iron Maiden mythology, which will launch worldwide this summer on iOS and Android platforms.
Heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will make their highly anticipated first-ever visit to China in April on The Book Of Souls World Tour, playing at Beijing LeSports Center on April 24th and Shanghai Mercedes-Benz Arena on April 26th. The band is promoting their double album The Book Of Souls. Iron Maiden announced last year that touring plans to support the album wouldn't happen until 2016 to allow singer Bruce Dickinson time to fully recuperate after his successful cancer treatment.
UK's Download Festival 2016 brought the big guns and announced their three big headliners for 2016. The triple-threat bill includes the headliners for next year's Download Festival: Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden and Rammstein. Rammstein will headline the Friday night. Black Sabbath will return to Donington to headline the Saturday night. Their appearance at Download Festival will form part of their worldwide The End tour, as they sign off their 50-year career. Iron Maiden will headline the Sunday night of Download Festival 2016. The British metal gods will headline Castle Donington for the sixth time on June 12th, 2016, and they'll be arriving at the festival site in true Maiden style.
The Book Of Souls tour is hitting the States in February, March and April. In fact, Iron Maiden will open the World Tour in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on the 24th of February 2016, playing nine shows in total, finishing up at The Forum, LA on April 15th. Canadian fans please note that your dates will be announced very soon as well. This tour happens, of course, in support of the heavy metallers new double album, The Book Of Souls. So you can expect to hear some new songs.
Today there is both news from Iron Maiden as well as its singer Bruce Dickinson solo band. Dickinson has revealed that he has already demoed six songs for his new solo album. It's the first update about his solo project in 10 years and since latest album Tyranny Of Souls (2005). In Iron Maiden news, the band has confirmed tour dates in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa to present their new release The Book Of Souls.
Prepare for an Iron Maiden world domination as the legendary heavy metal band is preparing to embark on a world tour next year in support of the upcoming double album, The Book Of Souls which will be released worldwide next week on September 4th. And they have already dropped a few hints on the destinations. They are taking touring to a new level using a Boeing 747-400 Jumbo Jet (aka Queen of the Skies) for their World Tour next year. The new Ed Force One will take the band, crew and over 12 tons of equipment more than 55,000 miles (88,500km) around the planet with concerts in six of the seven continents (Australasia, Asia, North and South America, Africa and Europe) with the tour expected to visit around 35 countries.
With experience such as Iron Maiden's, it isn't suprising to see them releasing new music; and today, we get the first song -the official video for the song Speed Of Light - from the upcoming double album The Book Of Souls. This music is the first in 5 years from the old-time British legends, after 2010' The Final Frontier album. The video clip was produced and directed by Llexi Leon. So, don't hesitate and check out this new track!
Can't wait to hear the new Iron Maiden album? The wait has been long since 2010's The Final Frontier but now the iconic band is about to release a double album, The Book Of Souls. To whet the appetite of their fans even more, a 30-second preview of a new Iron Maiden song from the band's forthcoming album has been released and is now available in the YouTube clip below.
Iron Maiden are about to release a new album, a double album in fact called The Book Of Souls. Recently, the legendary heavy metal band has also been awarded the prestigious O2 Silver Clef by Nordoff Robbins in recognition of "outstanding contribution to UK music". Previous winners include The Rolling Stones, David Bowie, Eric Clapton, Pink Floyd, Genesis and Queen. Last year's Silver Clef winner was Jimmy Page (Led Zeppelin). Singer Bruce Dickinson, and guitarists Adrian Smith and Janick Gers were in attendance to collect the award.
Iron Maiden have big news today! It's all about their new album, which has been revealed will be called The Book Of Souls. The legendary metallers eagerly awaited new studio album will be released globally on the 4th of September through Parlophone Records (Sanctuary Copyrights/BMG in the U.S.A.). The stunning cover art was created by Mark Wilkinson, who has worked with the band previously, and because this 11-track album has a total running time of 92 minutes, it is Iron Maiden's first ever double studio album. You can find out more below!
While this day is overshadowed by the death of legendary guitarist/singer B.B. King, there is good news today as well. The Iron Maiden camp is pleased to announce that the doctors have given Bruce Dickinson the all-clear after his cancer treatments. He underwent chemotherapy and radiology to treat a cancerous tumor at the back of his tongue. Now the frontman can't wait to get back in business. However, the band will not be touring or playing any shows until next year, focusing instead on putting the finishing touches to the new Iron Maiden studio album.