IRON MAIDEN kicked off the 33-city North American leg of its "Legacy Of The Beast" tour last night (Thursday, July 18) at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida.
The 16-song set included a number of classic IRON MAIDEN cuts, such as "The Trooper" , "Fear Of The Dark" , "Hallowed Be Thy Name" and "Run To The Hills" , as well as rarely played tracks like "Flight Of Icarus" , "Sign Of The Cross" and "The Clansman" .
The setlist was as follows:
01. Aces High
02. Where Eagles Dare
03. 2 Minutes To Midnight
04. The Clansman
05. The Trooper
07. For The Greater Good Of God
08. The Wicker Man
09. Sign Of The Cross
10. Flight Of Icarus
11. Fear Of The Dark
12. The Number Of The Beast
13. Iron Maiden
14. The Evil That Men Do
15. Hallowed Be They Name
16. Run To The Hills
Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Photos are available at Sun-Sentinel.com .
IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain recently said about the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour: "When you're there in the flesh and you see this incredible stage set and the production we put into this show, you're going to be absolutely astounded."
The concept for the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour was inspired by MAIDEN 's mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.
MAIDEN 's current set includes a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number, "Aces High" . The plane is a 90-percent-sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941.
Support on the North American leg of the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour comes from THE RAVEN AGE . Additionally, FOZZY will be guests for the Banc Of California Stadium show in Los Angeles.
MAIDEN 's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprises 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that by the end of this tour, the group will have taken the "Legacy Of The Beast" show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe.
The first leg of the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000-plus fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (U.K.) newspaper calling it "an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics… a masterclass in performance and staging."