Iron Maiden Play 20 Song Set on Harris' Birthday This Day in 1982

Steve Harris, founder of legendary British heavy metal band Iron Maiden, turns 64 years old today. The legendary metal bassist, vocalist and songwriter has been the only constant member in the band and has appeared on all of their albums.

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Iron Maiden will be continuing their Legacy of the Beast Tour this year, traveling around the globe this summer across three continents in three months. The show dates will bring fans decades of heavy metal music with the band’s most intricate stage shows to date. This year, they’ll be hitting Europe, Asia and Australia.

In honor of his birthday, let’s throw it back to March 12, 1982, when Iron Maiden played a show at Leisure Centre in Bracknell, England in support of their 1982 The Beast on the Road tour. The tour was their longest trek, totaling 188 dates in 18 countries in just over ten months. Opening up with “Murders in the Rue Morgue,” Iron Maiden included a number of tracks listed in their The Number of the Beast record, which was what the tour was in support of. Staples like “22 Acacia Avenue,” “Children of the Damned,” “Hallowed Be Thy Name” and “Run to the Hills.”

Iron Maiden live during Legacy of the Beast Tour in 1982

The 20-song setlist also included classics from their eponymous debut studio album, Iron Maiden, such as “Phantom of the Opera,” “Prowler,” “Running Free, “Sanctuary” and “Iron Maiden,” which they closed the main set with. The iconic, early Maiden tracks were brought to life with drum solos from former drummer Clive Burr, who was replaced the next year by Nicko McBrain. Guitarist Dave Murray performed a guitar solo as well. The band ended the show with three different sets of encore performances. The first included performances of “Sanctuary” and “Drifter”; the second had “Running Free”; and they closed out the show with the classic “Prowler.”

We can’t wait to see what else Harris has in store for us during this year’s upcoming summer tour. Check back for updates and highlights from their shows!
Check out the setlist from the show below!

Iron Maiden setlist from March 12, 1982

Information about their tour dates can be found here.

Iron Maiden Legacy of the Beast 2020 Tour Dates
05/01 - Perth, Australia @ RAC Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/03 - Adelaide, Australia @ Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/05 - Brisbane, Australia @ Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/07 - Sydney, Australia @ Qudos Bank Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/11 - Melbourne, Australia @ Rod Laver Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/13 - Auckland, New Zealand @ Spark Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
05/16 - Manila, Philippines @ Pulp Summer Slam
05/19 - Tokyo, Japan @ Pia Arena MM
05/20 - Tokyo, Japan @ Pia Arena MM
05/22 - Osaka, Japan [venue to be confirmed]
05/27 - Dubai, UAE @ Coca-Cola Arena
05/30 - Tel Aviv, Israel @ Bloomfield Stadium (w/ ORPHANED LAND)
06/05-07 - Tampere, Finland @ Rockfest
06/09 - Bremen, Germany @ Buergerweide (w/ DISTURBED & AIRBOURNE)
06/10 - Cologne, Germany @ Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
06/13 - Donington, UK @ Download Festival
06/15 - Belfast, UK @ Belsonic Festival
06/18 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
06/20 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Copenhell
06/23 - Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuehne (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
06/25 - Oslo, Norway @ Tons Of Rock
06/27 - Gothenburg, Sweden @ Ullevi Stadium (w/ ALTER BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
06/30 - St Petersburg, Russia @ Ice Palace (w/ AIRBOURNE)
07/02 - Moscow, Russia @ VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE)
07/05 - Warsaw, Poland @ PGE Narodowy (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & LORD OF THE LOST)
07/07 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Sinobo Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
07/09 - Weert, Holland @ Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
07/11 - Paris, France @ Paris La Defense Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & AVATAR)
07/16 - Wiener, Austria @ Neustadt Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
07/18 - Stuttgart, Germany @ Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
07/20 - Bologna, Italy @ Sonic Park (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
07/23 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Estadio Nacional (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)
07/25 - Barcelona, Spain @ Olympic Stadium (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)

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Last updated: 1 Oct 2023, 09:57 Etc/UTC