Watch: IRON MAIDEN Performs In Budapest On ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ 2022 Tour
British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN performed a headlining concert last night (Tuesday, June 7) at the Groupama Aréna in Budapest, Hungary. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below.
As has been the case on all the shows in the 2022 stage of YOUNG LADYit is “Legacy of the Beast” world tour so far, the band have opened the set with “Senjutsu”the title track from his latest studio album, and followed it with two more songs from the same LP, “Strategy” and “The Writing on the Wall”.
Other songs released during YOUNG LADYperformances included “Revelations”, “Blood brothers”, “Sign of the Cross”, “The Flight of Icarus”, “Fear of the dark”, “Hallowed be thy name”, “The Number of the Beast” and “Iron Maiden”.
YOUNG LADY also played two encores, consisting of “The soldier”, “The Clan Man”, “Run to the Hills” and the final track of the night, “As-High”.
The full setlist was as follows:
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
ten. The number of the beast
11. Iron Maiden
12. The soldier
13. The clansman
14. Run for the hills
15. Ace raised
Before the “Legacy of the Beast” launch concert on May 22 in Zagreb, Croatia, IRON MAIDEN hadn’t played live in two and a half years – since ending his South American tour in October 2019.
Earlier this year, IRON MAIDEN a singer Bruce Dickinson confirmed that the group plans to organize a tour where they will perform their new album, “Senjutsu”, in its entirety. The 63-year-old singer told the “Speaking is Jericho” podcast: “The plan we have – it’s not really a secret; I think everyone has talked about it – we will beI hope we talked about doing the set [‘Senjutsu’] album from beginning to end, but not this time. And we all appreciate that it’s something that the most diehard fans are probably going to love and other people are going to be like, ‘Hmmm, I’m not going to watch that.’ So the answer is you play in smaller venues so they only sell to your hardcore fans. Because it’s a musical thing to do – it’s a musical thing.”
Dickinson went on to say that the 2022 stage of YOUNG LADYit is “Legacy of the Beast” The tour, which is set to hit North America in September and October, will once again focus primarily on a list of fan-favorite songs spanning decades.
“The “Legacy of the Beast” tour, people all paid their money to see the “Legacy of the Beast” show, with Spitfires and flamethrowers and Icarus and all that,” he said. “So they’re going to have it all.” But the first three tracks will probably be the first three tracks of the [‘Senjutsu’] album. “The Writing on the Wall” they already know, so everyone should know the first three tracks. And I just think [the] “Senjutsu” [title track] is just such a good opening song – so dramatic. And then once you’ve done that – and we’ll have some decor to go with it – once you’ve done that, you’re back to kind of ‘Legacy’ world at that time. But I think “The Writing on the Wall” going to be a great song – I mean, a song for the crowd. You can imagine that. It will be fantastic.”
Addressing the fact that YOUNG LADY infuriated some fans by forcing them to sit out for the band’s then-new 75 minutes “A matter of life or death” touring album in 2006, depriving the crowd of the greatest hits they had come for, bruce said, “No one needs to buy a ticket. If you don’t want to go [see us play an entire new album live], you do not buy a ticket. It’s gonna be as clear as the nose on your face. That’s what they’re going to do. So given that, don’t complain that they did what they said they were going to do.”
clocking in at 82 minutes, “Senjutsu” came out in September. He scores YOUNG LADYsecond consecutive double album behind that of 2015 “The Book of Souls” who is the longest YOUNG LADY album, lasting 92 minutes.
IRON MAIDENthe first album in six years, “Senjutsu” was recorded in 2019 in Paris with a longtime producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by bassist Steve Harris. It has three tracks that are over 10 minutes long each.
For “Senjutsu” – loosely translated as “tactics and strategy” – the group again called on the services of Marc Wilkinson to create the spectacular samurai-themed cover, based on an idea by Harris.
“Senjutsu” bowed to No. 3 on the Billboard 200 chart, surpassing even the band’s early classics like “Powerslave” and “The Number of the Beast”. Nearly 90% of the 64,000 equivalent album units earned by the LP came from pure album sales. The critically acclaimed double album debuted one spot above 2015’s “The Book of Souls” and the 2010s “The Final Frontier”which both peaked at No. 4.
“Senjutsu” has been YOUNG LADYThe 13th album by topped the Top 40 in the United States
According to Billboard, “Senjutsu” recorded the second-biggest week of 2021 for a hard rock album in both equivalent album units earned and traditional album sales.
“Senjutsu” topped the charts in several European countries upon its release, including Belgium, Finland, Germany, Italy, Sweden and Switzerland.