IRON MAIDEN: Legacy Of The Beast Tour with The Raven Age
Tuesday, September 3rd, 2019 at Pepsi Live @ Rogers Arena!
On Sale: FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16 @ 10AM
Doors 6:00PM / Show 7:30PM
IRON MAIDEN will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to North America in 2019 for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation, including eight shows in Canada. The tour will cover 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada, including a return to Winnipeg and to Calgary, not visited since the Maiden England 2012 Tour, and two nights in Toronto at the 16,000 capacity Budweiser Stage. The full list of Canadian dates is below.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. As always, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details.
The band’s triumphant first leg of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour opened in Europe earlier this year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000+ fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments,
“We’re excited to return to Canada and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there! We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production 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!”
Steve Harris, bassist and founder member adds,
“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘Sign Of The Cross’ and ‘The Clansman’ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper,’ ‘2 Minutes To Midnight,’ ‘The Number Of The Beast,’ ‘Fear Of The Dark,’ ‘Run To The Hills’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”
Support on the 2019 tour comes from The Raven Age www.theravenage.com.
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list is inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name, which is available on iOS and Android platforms at www.ironmaiden.com/play.
IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST 2019 CANADIAN TOUR DATES:
AUG 05 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
AUG 07 QUEBEC CITY, QC VIDEOTRON CENTRE
AUG 09 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 10 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 28 WINNIPEG, MB BELL MTS PLACE
AUG 30 EDMONTON, AB ROGERS PLACE
AUG 31 CALGARY, AB SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME
SEP 03 VANCOUVER, BC PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA
No further Canadian dates will be added to this touring schedule.
For the 2019 shows, IRON MAIDEN will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a partial digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible. This technology, being used by the NFL amongst others, is a progression of the paperless system that Maiden have been successfully using since 2010 and has worked well in lessening ticket scalping and the drain of prime tickets into the Secondary market.
Fans in Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package allowing early access to the venue, a pile of TROOPER goodies, TROOPER beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. Packages will be available from www.ironmaiden.com priced at $290 CAD with a 10% discount for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members.