Iron Maiden bring the beast to Perth

Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson. Photo: Getty
Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickinson. Photo: Getty

BRITISH heavy metal giants Iron Maiden will perform in Perth next May.

The band, which has been powering on since the late 1970s, last visited in 2016 and the 2020 gig will be almost four years to the day since their last appearance at Perth Arena.

The Legacy of the Beast tour, which has already travelled extensive miles in the Northern Hemisphere and South America, is a nod to the band’s classic – and controversial – 1982 album The Number of the Beast.

While drummer Nicko McBrain the oldest member at 67 and vocalist Bruce Dickinson the youngest at 61, the band shows no signs of slowing down – with the tour hitting 39 countries so far.

“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe, North America, Mexico and South America,” singer Bruce Dickinson said.

“The production for Australia is exactly the same as the other shows on this tour so far.”

American band Killswitch Engage will be the support act.

Fan club presale tickets will be on sale from this Saturday, while the general public will be able to purchase them from next Thursday.

Iron Maiden Australian tour dates

Perth, RAC Arena, May 1
Adelaide, Entertainment Centre, May 3
Brisbane, Entertainment Centre, May 5
Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena, May 7
Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena, May 11