The massive outing was recorded on the band’s Legacy of the Beast Tour.
Iron Maiden have announced a brand new double live album Night of the Dead, Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City. It was recorded over three sold-out shows from the band’s Legacy of the Beast Tour last September. The package is due out November 20 via Parlophone Records.
The album will be available to fans digitally, as well as 2-CD digital, 2-CD deluxe hard-case book, triple black heavyweight vinyl, and a limited edition heavyweight 180g triple-colored Mexican flag vinyl. Check out the cover art, packages, and tracklisting below.
To pre-order, head over to IronMaiden.com.
“When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same,” bassist and founder Steve Harris said in a statement.
He continued, “We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this setlist includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God,’ and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare,’ ‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross,’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years. We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there.”
The band’s longtime manager Rod Smallwood added, “All the shows on the tour so far have been amazing and our fans have loved the whole Legacy extravaganza with the elaborately themed stages, props and drapes, not to mention the killer setlist! When our 2020 tour got cancelled, putting together a live album seemed the obvious thing to do and I think Steve, along with co-producer Tony Newton, has perfectly captured the essence of the 70,000-strong crowd across these three nights in Mexico City. The album serves both as a celebration of this tour, which almost two million fans have already seen, and as a taster for, hopefully, next year’s final run for anyone who hasn’t yet experienced the show.”
Next year, Iron Maiden will wrap up the final leg of their Legacy of the Beast Tour:
11 Poland Warsaw PGE Narodowy
13 Germany Bremen Bürgerweide
15 Czezh Republic Prague Sinobo Stadium
16 Austria Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open Air
19 Spain Barcelona Olympic Stadium
21 Portugal Lisbon Estadio Nacional
24 Italy Bologna Sonic Park
26 Germany Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena
27 Belgium Antwerps Sportpaleis
30 Germany Berlin Waldbühne
3 Sweden Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
8 Germany Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
10 The Netherlands Arnhem GelreDome
11 France Paris La Defense Arena
1. Churchill’s Speech
2. Aces High
3. Where Eagles Dare
4. 2 Minutes To Midnight
5. The Clansman
6. The Trooper
8. For The Greater Good Of God
9. The Wicker Man
10. Sign Of The Cross
11. Flight Of Icarus
12. Fear Of The Dark
13. Iron Maiden
14. The Number Of The Beast
15. The Evil That Men Do
16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
17. Run To The Hills