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Iron Maiden brings ‘biggest production ever’ to Northern California


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Iron Maiden brings its Legacy Of The Beast Tour — billed as its “biggest production ever” — to North America in 2019.

The trek makes two stops in Northern California, as the heavy metal titans perform Sept. 9 at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento and Sept. 10 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland.

Tickets will go on sale at 10 a.m. Nov. 16, www.ticketmaster.com.

“We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there!” Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson says in a news release. “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,” he said in the same news release. “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,’ ‘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!”

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Source:: The Mercury News – Entertainment

      

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