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Iron Maiden Reveals “Legacy Of The Beast” 2020 European Dates and More

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Metalheads of the European Union side, the Japanese side and even further…we are here to let you know that the Iron Maiden is gonna get ya as the dates for their continuing “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour hits more festivals and countries were recently announced. The brief band statement comes from their Official Website and I’ve added in some closing editorial for good measure. Take a look.

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The Press Release:
IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy of the Beast Tour into 2020 heading to Australia, New Zealand, Japan and a first ever visit to The Philippines. This will be followed by shows in Israel and Dubai before circling back into Europe for a final run which will be mainly Festival and headline stadium dates, plus some arena shows, and will include countries and cities not visited on previous legs. So far, the band has played to close to two million fans in 39 countries around the globe since the tour opened in 2018, including headlining to a capacity crowd of 100,000 at the legendary Rock In Rio festival in Brazil.
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 4

Hopefully you’ve been following along with our features regarding the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doing them just about a year ago. Now its time for the “Phase 4” releases to join Phase 1 and Phase 2 and Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the fourth and final set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on November 8th.

The albums are “Dance Of Death”, “A Matter Of Life And Death” (standard/collectors), “The Final Frontier” and 2015’s double-album “The Book Of Souls”.

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The Studio Collection – Remastered follows on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project and features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The most recent studio album – The Book Of Souls – was released that year in the same quality audio, but is appearing in Digipak for the first time.
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 3

I’ve been keeping pace with the Iron Maiden “Studio Catalog” Remasters initiative since they began doling out their body of work last November. Both Phase 1 and Phase 2 have been completed and now its onto Phase 3. Read all about it care of the Press Release that I am sharing with you down below.

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the third set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on July 26th.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalog and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.

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Due To Phenomenal Demand: Iron Maiden Adds A 2nd NYC Performance

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It was back in November of 2018 that we shared the news about the return of the mighty Iron Maiden and their “Legacy Of The Beast” World Tour (seen HERE in case you missed it). Suffice it to say, the Metalheads were all the excite about it and now the band has just announced that we residents of New York City (the Big Metal Apple) will get a second performance at the beautiful Barclays Center. Check it out down below.

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The Press Release:
To satisfy fan demand, following a sold-out show in Brooklyn on Friday July 26, IRON MAIDEN have now confirmed a second night at Barclays Center on Saturday July 27 on their Legacy Of The Beast Tour. Tickets go on sale Friday March 1st at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. This latest date completes the final tour routing for Maiden in North America and no further shows will be added. As always there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members.

The band’s triumphant first leg of the tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by over three quarters of a million fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”
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Iron Maiden Announces Studio Catalog Remasters: Phase 2

Back in October, I shared the news and some visuals about Iron Maiden’s studio albums being remastered and released in digipaks and if you didn’t see that please click HERE. Now its time for the second phase to get underway. Ready, aim, fire…..

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The Press Release:
BMG will continue their reissues series of the IRON MAIDEN catalog with the second set of Digipak CD titles in The Studio Collection – Remastered, to be released on March 22nd.

Following on from 2014/2017’s black vinyl releases and 2015’s Mastered for iTunes project, The Studio Collection – Remastered features recordings taken from the same remasters as the 2015 hi-res digital releases. The albums supersede the previously available studio catalogue and all titles will also be made available on streaming platforms.

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As a bonus for collectors, one CD from each batch of releases will also be optionally available in a specially artworked box featuring a 1:24 scale figurine and exclusive patch. In the March 22nd batch, this will be Somewhere In Time.

Maiden founder member and bassist Steve Harris says, “We’ve wanted to revisit these for a long time and I was delighted with the remastering we did in 2015. I thought it was the best that our albums have ever sounded and it was only right that we made them available on CD now too.”

All four albums in this second batch are available for pre-order now from studiocollection.ironmaiden.com

The first four albums in this collection were released in November 2018: Iron Maiden/ Killers/ The Number Of The Beast (option of standard or collectors box set edition including TNOTB Eddie figurine and patch) / Piece Of Mind

2nd batch: Mar 22nd 2019:
Powerslave / Somewhere In Time (standard/collectors) / Seventh Son Of A Seventh Son / No Prayer For The Dying

3rd batch May 2019 date TBC
Fear Of The Dark (standard/collectors) / The X Factor / Virtual XI / Brave New World

4th batch July 2019 date TBC
Dance Of Death / A Matter Of Life And Death (standard/collectors) / The Final Frontier/ The Book Of Souls*

*not remastered but appearing in Digipak for the first time

IRON MAIDEN will continue their Legacy Of The Beast tour in 2019 across North, South and Central America including a headline show at Brazil’s Rock In Rio in October. See www.ironmaiden.com for details. The tour opened in Europe last year playing to over 750,000 people at sold-out stadium, arena and headline festival shows and was hailed by fans and media alike as the must-see show of the summer.

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: Sadly, the holidays need for cash found me not getting the first batch of these albums so now I have double the work to do and get them into my collection as well. I loved the first three in this second wave but don’t remember “No Prayer For The Dying” being a favorite of mine. Perhaps its time to give it another go. Since I am tied up with the doings at Toy Fair as you read this, I am going to let you let me know what you think about this news. Will you be adding these to your own collection? Chime in down below because it reminds me that you are out there.

Official Website: http://www.ironmaiden.com