Photos – Iron Maiden’s Already Historic Legacy of the Beast Tour Continues
Iron Maiden officially kicked off the 2022 North American leg of their widely venerated "The Legacy of the Beast" tour on Sept. 11 in El Paso, Texas and, below, you can view photos from the opening night to get a look at the new Senjutsu stage set, along with some select shots from other nights on the tour by Maiden photographer John McMurtrie.
Even if you saw this tour before the pandemic, you haven't seen this exact show before. Maiden have revamped some of the setlist to make way for three inclusions from their 2021 album, which are featured at the very top of the show, visually supported by new pieces of the stage that help further connect with the eastern imagery present on the thrilling album cover.
Speaking of that artwork, Samurai Eddie also makes an onstage appearance as the iconic undead mascot adopts the Senjutsu samurai look. Much like singer Bruce Dickinson, Eddie even has some wardrobe changes during the show, re-emerging later on.
At the relatively newly minted age of 64, Dickinson's voice remains tremendously powerful and fully capable of delivering on high for the duration of the 15-song set, which you can also view below (warning: spoilers ahead). And he's still having quite a lot of fun dual-wielding flamethrowers during "Flight of Icarus."
Catch Iron Maiden on the road in North America through Oct. 27 and get tickets here. Trivium served as the special guest through the end of September, after which Within Temptation will assume the opening slot in their place.
And be on the lookout for an all-new production coming next year as Eddie and the boys embark on a European and U.K. leg of The Future Past tour, which will place special focus on Senjutsu and 1986's Somewhere In Time, alongside other hits.
Iron Maiden Setlist — Sept. 11, 2022 (via setlist.fm)
03. "The Writing on the Wall"
05. "Blood Brothers"
06. "Sign of the Cross"
07. "Flight of Icarus"
08. "Fear of the Dark"
09. "Hallowed Be Thy Name"
10. "The Number of the Beast"
11. "Iron Maiden"
12. "The Trooper"
13. "The Clansman"
14. "Run to the Hills"
15. "Aces High"