Iron Maiden [PREVIEW]
By Airi Nakamoto
The legendary heavy metal band Iron Maiden will be playing Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena on Sunday, April 10th.
Iron Maiden will bring their highly anticipated The Book of Souls World Tour to Vancouver for the second time at Rogers Arena.
Formed in Leyton, East London in 1975, Iron Maiden has been in the music scene for nearly forty years and together they have grown to become one of the greatest heavy metal bands of all time. Within a span of four decades, the band has released sixteen studio albums, as well as numerous live albums and compilations. Iron Maiden is best known for their huge hits such as “Run to the Hills”, “The Number of the Beast”, “The Trooper”, and “Speed of Light”.
Their sixteenth studio album titled The Book of Souls released last year and debuted at No. 1 in the U.K. and No. 2 on Billboard’s Top Rock Albums chart. Although only having 11 tracks, Iron Maiden’s latest and longest album features a total length of 92 minutes. It also showcases their longest track, “Empire of the Clouds” which is just over 18 minutes.
Not only is the band’s lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, a musician and a singer but he is also a fully qualified airline pilot with over twenty years of experience. Iron Maiden has been touring the world in the Boeing 747 jumbo set named “Ed Force One” with Dickinson overseeing captain duties.
Accompanying Iron Maiden will be The Raven Age who will support The Book of Souls World Tour. Since forming in 2009, The Raven Age has been performing across Europe with bands such as Mastodon, Rival State, and Santa Cruz. In 2014, the band released a self-titled EP that climbed to the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s “Hot New Releases Chart”.