Recorded during Iron Maiden’s three sold out shows in Mexico City in September 2019, ‘Nights Of The Dead, Legacy Of The Beast: Live in Mexico City’ will be released as a double album 20 November, through Parlophone Records.
Steve Harris says: “When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same.
“We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy.
“I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God’, and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘Flight Of Icarus’, ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years.
“We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there.”
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood said: “All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer set-list!
“When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City.
“The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show.”
Where Eagles Dare
2 Minutes To Midnight
For The Greater Good Of God
The Wicker Man
Sign Of The Cross
Flight Of Icarus
Fear Of The Dark
The Number Of The Beast
The Evil That Men Do
Hallowed Be Thy Name
Run To The Hills
- Digipack 2CD
- Deluxe hardcase book 2CD
- Triple black heavyweight vinyl
- Limited edition heavyweight 180g Mexican Flag triple coloured vinyl
- Digital (streaming and download).
LEGACY OF THE BEAST 2021 EUROPEAN TOUR FINAL LEG:
JUNE 11 POGE NARODOWY, WARSAW, POLAND
JUNE 13 BUERGERWEIDE, BREMEN, GERMANY
JUNE 15 SINOBO STADIUM, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
JUNE 16 STADIUM OPEN AIR, WIENER NEUSTADT, AUSTRIA
JUNE 19 OLYMPIC STADIUM, BARCELONA, SPAIN
JUNE 21 ESTADIO NACIONAL, LISBON, PORTUGAL
JUNE 24 SONIC PARK, BOLOGNA, ITALY
JUNE 26 MERCEDES-BENZ ARENA, STUTTGART, GERMANY
JUNE 27 SPORTPALEIS, ANTWERP, BELGIUM
JUNE 30 WALDBUEHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY
JULY 03 ULLEVI STADIUM, GOTHENBURG, SWEDEN
JULY 08 RHEIN-ENERGIE-STADIUM, COLOGNE, GERMANY
JULY 10 GELREDOME, ARNHEM, THE NETHERLANDS
JULY 11 LA DEFENSE ARENA, PARIS, FRANCE