Iron Maiden say they’ve completed the eagerly-awaited setlist for the European leg of their Legacy of the Beast World Tour.
The heavy metal legends kick off the 38-date European jaunt in Estonia on Saturday night (26th May) and took to Twitter over the weekend to begin the one-week countdown for the shows.
Passport ✅— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) May 19, 2018
Travel money ✅
Clean pants ✅
Tour starts in a weeeeeeek ?
When asked by a fan on the social media site if the setlist is complete, Iron Maiden responded: “Yep. Are we going to tell you? Nope.”
With more fans pleading for information about setlist songs, Iron Maiden told fans they will have to wait until the opening show at Tallin’s Saku Arena.
The Legacy Of The Beast World Tour is inspired by Iron Maiden’s comic book and mobile phone game of the same name, and, in keeping with this, the stage set design will feature a number of different but interlocking ‘worlds’.
Speaking about the setlist to Kerrang! in March, Bruce Dickinson said: “We’re playing one or two things that people are gonna be really surprised by. There’ll be social media madness after the first show.”
Pushed about whether he can reveal anything further, Bruce responded: “Not really! We’ve spent ages on it, though. And I’m already walking through it in my mind and going ‘Where can I input those moments of meaning? To shift peoples’ perceptions?’
“It’s like ‘Climb Like a Monkey’ – where’s that? That came from seeing someone at the front do it and it just became this massive thing.”
"And I swear to defend— Maiden Legacy (@ironmaidenlotb) May 15, 2018
And we'll fight to the end
And I swear that I'll never
Be taken alive" ~ The Clansman
Clansman Eddie is here to liberate the battlefield!#IronMaiden #EddietheHead #RPG #mobilegames pic.twitter.com/AJyjPM3F2W
Earlier this month, a Clansman incarnation of Eddie the Head was unveiled for Iron Maiden’s Legacy of the Beast mobile game.
Such is the intense speculation around the setlist, this has prompted many fans on social media to speculate whether the Blaze Bayley era track ‘The Clansman’ will make the setlist.
We’ll wait and see!