Iron Maiden has become synonymous with heavy metal, but the group has accomplished this with a unique approach that has influenced both metal and rock and roll at large. The band's impressive discography now features 39 titles, including 16 studio albums, four EPs, 12 live albums and seven compilations. Although the band formed in East London in 1975, its true success came in the 1980s when albums like the eponymous debut, Killers and The Number of the Beast went platinum and gold, not just in the UK but in Canada, Germany and the US. The group's first tour was the multi-group Metal for Muthas Tour, which was headlined by Motörhead. Currently, Iron Maiden's tour is the Legacy of the Beast World Tour, which the band calls its "biggest production ever."
Eddie at His Most Dynamic: Legacy of the Beast
Eddie is Iron Maiden's iconic mascot. He has been featured on nearly every album cover, and he is celebrated during Legacy of the Beast. The set does not just revel in the band's most beloved songs but takes you visually through the many Eddie-occupied horror- and sci-fi-themed worlds Iron Maiden has created. This is a huge aspect of the Iron Maiden legacy. Guitar World labeled the band an influencer for "generations of newer metal acts." Lars Ulrich of Metallica spoke of his "respect and admiration" and Scott Ian of Anthrax fame said Iron Maiden had a "major impact" on him as an artist.
Where can I buy Iron Maiden tickets?
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Are there Iron Maiden tour concerts near me?
This world tour boasts more than 80 international concerts. There are shows in the UK and all across Europe. The North American part of the tour includes shows not just in the US but Canada and Mexico, too. The tour continues on in South America as well. Some of the high-profile venues where the Iron Maiden concerts will be hosted in the US include Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, and MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Which are the most popular Iron Maiden albums?
The Number of the Beast, which Rolling Stone magazine ranked as the fourth-greatest metal album of all time, is certainly among them. Others include the eponymous Iron Maiden, Powerslave, Somewhere In Time and Seventh Son of a Seventh Son.
Which are some hit Iron Maiden songs?
Based on how often songs have been played on tour over the years, the top five are the self-titled "Iron Maiden" followed by "The Number of the Beast," "Hallowed Be Thy Name," "The Trooper" and "Run to the Hills." Of course, setlist appearances aren't the be-all-end-all of popularity, so here are five strong titles to round out the top 10: "Wrathchild," "Fear of the Dark," "Rime of the Ancient Mariner," "2 Minutes to Midnight" and "Aces High."
Are there any Iron Maiden documentaries?
Yes. The most famous documentary is the The History of Iron Maiden, which was originally released on DVD but is now streamed free on the band's YouTube channel. Other excellent options include Iron Maiden: Flight 666, which follows the band on tour, and Iron Maiden: Live After Death, which provides an early look at the iconic group.
Which bands are most similar to Iron Maiden?
The Iron Maiden approach to world building and storytelling make it a band unlike any other. However, it does share some similarities with Dio, Judas Priest and Megadeth.Back to Top
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