Iron Maiden have released a trailer for their new live Blu-Ray, 2DVD Set and Double Soundtrack Album which will be released by EMI on Monday March 26th. The trailer demonstrates perfectly just how superb Maiden are live. You can see the trailer at the bottom of this page.
'En Vivo!' was filmed on 10th April 2011 in front of over 50,000 ecstatic fans at the Estadio Nacional, Santiago during the 'Round The World In 66 Days' leg of 'The Final Frontier World Tour', and captures a magnificent performance by the band, ardently embraced by the legendary Latino passion and energy of their Chilean fans. With spectacular stage backdrops, dynamic musicianship and a literally jaw-dropping appearance by Eddie, this live show encapsulates to perfection the heart and soul of Iron Maiden 2011.
Bass player and founder member Steve Harris comments: "For 'The Final Frontier Tour' it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we're always so overwhelmed by the fans' reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming.
"After much consideration we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire Tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back and it's got better and better each time!
"This show also features the gigantic new Eddie. He wasn't due to make his appearance until our European leg of the tour later in 2011, but we managed to transport him across the sea in a special huge container just in time for the latter end of the South American dates so it was great we were able to immortalize him for the DVD as he really has to be seen to be believed!"
The concert was filmed digitally using 22 HD cameras and an octocam (a flying camera which captures aerial crowd scenes), recorded in both stereo and 5.1 audio and mixed by Maiden's longstanding producer Kevin 'Caveman' Shirley, all of which serves to accentuate the incredible atmosphere of this compelling performance. Extensive use is made of split screens so fans can follow the individual members closer and the set list moves seamlessly between songs from Maiden's most recent studio album, 2010's 'The Final Frontier' through to classic fan favourites via the band's vast and varied catalogue. (full set listing below).
DVD Disc Two is a Bonus Disc containing an 88-minute documentary, 'Behind The Beast'. This is also an entirely in-house production by Maiden's own Krew, led by Andy Matthews, and is intended as an interesting and revealing high quality 'home movie' for their fans of how to put on an Iron Maiden tour and what goes on behind the scenes at a show.
It describes the extraordinary story of one of the most acclaimed and ambitious touring shows in the world. It illustrates the day to day life and complex tasks of the Maiden Killer Krew and the other characters behind the scenes. The expertise and experience, the problem-solving and successes, the sheer scale and immense difficulties of the undertaking comes to life through the day to day coverage of the tour and the background work of the crews in sound, lighting, carpentry, production and set design.
As well as interviews with the Iron Maiden crew, it interweaves anecdotes from the band and their fans, and includes footage of the live show in this comprehensive guide to the intricacies of staging massive, live stadium shows around the world out of the belly of a Boeing 757. The bonus disc also contains an extended version of the promo video 'Satellite 15... The Final Frontier', a video about the making of 'Satellite 15.. The Final Frontier' plus the opening video sequence to 'The Final Frontier World Tour.'
In addition to the Blu-Ray, the 2DVD will initially be available as a Limited Edition double DVD in Collectors Steel book case and Double Vinyl Picture Disc. As well as a traditional 2CD Soundtrack album, EN VIVO! will also be available as a Digital Download, CD soundtrack album and Digital Download Video.
Maiden's 'Final Frontier World Tour 2010-11' saw the band circumnavigating the planet for the third time in their customized Boeing 757, Ed Force One, piloted by lead singer Bruce Dickinson, and playing 98 shows in 36 countries to over two million fans.
DVD DISC ONE 'LIVE AT ESTADIO NACIONAL, SANTIAGO' (approx running time 120 mins)
1. Satellite 15
2. The Final Frontier
3. El Dorado
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Talisman
6. Coming Home
7. Dance Of Death
8. The Trooper
9. The Wicker Man
11.When The Wild Wind Blows
12.The Evil That Men Do
13.Fear Of The Dark
15. The Number Of The Beast
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Running Free
BONUS DISC - DVD DISC TWO 'BEHIND THE BEAST' (approx running time 102 mins)
1. Behind The Beast documentary
2. Satellite 15... The Final Frontier promo video (director's cut)
3. The Making of Satellite 15... The Final Frontier promo
4. The Final Frontier World Tour Show Intro