British heavy metallic legends IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 2022 leg of their “Legacy Of The Beast” world tour earlier tonight (Sunday, Might 22) on the 22,000-capacity Area Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. It marked the band’s first reside look in 31 months.
MAIDEN opened the set with “Senjutsu”, the title observe of its newest studio album, and adopted it up with two extra songs from the identical LP, “Stratego” and “The Writing On The Wall”.
Different tracks aired throughout MAIDEN‘s efficiency included “Revelations”, “Blood Brothers”, “Signal Of The Cross”, “Flight Of Icarus”, “Worry Of The Darkish”, “Hallowed Be Thy Identify”, “The Quantity Of The Beast” and “Iron Maiden”.
MAIDEN additionally performed two encores, consisting of “The Trooper”, “The Clansman”, “Run To The Hills” and the closing observe of the night time, “Aces Excessive”.
The total setlist was as follows:
01. Senjutsu (reside debut)
02. Stratego (reside debut)
03. The Writing On The Wall (reside debut)
05. Blood Brothers (first efficiency since July 2017)
06. Signal Of The Cross
07. Flight Of Icarus
08. Worry Of The Darkish
09. Hallowed Be Thy Identify
10. The Quantity Of The Beast
11. Iron Maiden
12. The Trooper
13. The Clansman
14. Run To The Hills
15. Aces Excessive
Previous to the Zagreb live performance, IRON MAIDEN hadn’t carried out reside in two and a half years — for the reason that completion of its South American tour in October 2019.
Earlier this 12 months, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson confirmed that the band is planning to stage a tour the place it can carry out its new album, “Senjutsu”, in its entirety. The 63-year-old singer informed the “Speak Is Jericho” podcast: “The plan we have got — it is probably not a secret; I feel all people else has chatted about it — we will, I hope, we have talked about doing your entire [‘Senjutsu’] album begin to end, however not this time round. And all of us admire that that’s one thing that basically diehard followers will most likely love and different folks will go, ‘Hmmm, I am not gonna go see that.’ So the reply is you play smaller venues in order that they promote out with simply your diehard followers. ‘Trigger it is a musical factor to do — it is a musical factor.”
Dickinson went on to make clear that the 2022 leg of MAIDEN‘s “Legacy Of The Beast” tour, which is scheduled to hit North America in September and October, will as soon as once more focus totally on a decades-spanning setlist of fan favorites.
“The ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour, folks have all paid their cash to see the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ present, with Spitfires and flamethrowers and Icarus and all the things that goes with,” he stated. “So that they’re gonna get all that. However the first three tracks are most likely gonna be the primary three tracks on the [‘Senjutsu’] album. ‘The Writing On The Wall’ they already know, so all people ought to know the primary three tracks. And I simply suppose [the] ‘Senjutsu’ [title track] is simply such an awesome opening music — so dramatic. After which as soon as you’ve got carried out that — and we’ll have a stage set to go along with it — as soon as you’ve got carried out that, you are again to the form of ‘Legacy’ world at that time. However I feel ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is gonna be an awesome music — I imply, a crowd singalong music. You’ll be able to think about that. It’s going to be improbable.”
Addressing the truth that MAIDEN infuriated some followers by forcing them to take a seat by means of the band’s then-new, 75-minute “A Matter Of Life And Loss of life” album on tour in 2006, denying the group the best hits they’d come for, Bruce stated: “No person has to purchase a ticket. In the event you do not wanna go [see us play an entire new album live], you do not purchase a ticket. It is gonna be plain because the nostril in your face. That is gonna be what they’re gonna do. So on condition that, do not complain that they did what they stated they have been gonna do.”
Clocking in at a hefty 82 minutes, “Senjutsu” got here out in September. It marks MAIDEN‘s second consecutive double album behind 2015’s “The E book Of Souls” which is the longest MAIDEN album, with a working time of 92 minutes.
IRON MAIDEN‘s first album in six years, “Senjutsu” was recorded in 2019 in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by bassist Steve Harris. It options three tracks whose working time exceeds 10 minutes every.
For “Senjutsu” — loosely translated as “techniques and technique” — the band as soon as once more enlisted the providers of Mark Wilkinson to create the spectacular Samurai-themed cowl art work, primarily based on an thought by Harris.
“Senjutsu” bowed at No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, charting larger than even the band’s early classics like “Powerslave” and “The Quantity Of The Beast”. Practically 90 % of the LP’s 64,000 equal album models earned got here from pure album gross sales. The critically acclaimed double album debuted one place larger than 2015’s “The E book Of Souls” and 2010’s “The Closing Frontier”, which each peaked at No. 4.
“Senjutsu” was MAIDEN‘s thirteenth album to prime within the Prime 40 within the U.S.
In accordance with Billboard, “Senjutsu” logged the second-largest week of 2021 for a tough rock album in each equal album models earned and in conventional album gross sales.
“Senjutsu” topped the charts in a number of European international locations upon its launch, together with in Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.
Such a tremendous Iron Maiden gig tonight in Zagreb, Croatia! An ideal ten!
So cool to fulfill Iron Maiden associates from everywhere in the world once more and sing “Blood Brothers” collectively! An incredible feeling to take action and to have the best band in historical past again!
Posted by Runar Pettersen on Sunday, Might 22, 2022
Scream for me Zagreb!!!!🤘🔥🇭🇷
📸 Credit to the homeowners
Posted by Freezine on Sunday, Might 22, 2022