The legendary Iron Maiden is well into their voyage of their The Book of Souls tour, with the latest stop in Newark, New Jersey at the Prudential Center on Wednesday, June 7. Check out photos from the performance above.
With over 40 years under their belt, Maiden's remaining original member, bassist Steve Harris, has been helping keep the force strong with a great lineup and an even more amazing classic Iron Maiden stage layout for all the fans to enjoy. Singer Bruce Dickinson showed off his amazing frontman skills with a very energetic performance and frequent outfit changes to go along with the themes of the songs. The fans loved every minute of it, as Dickinson danced around and interacted with the crowd. Iron Maiden have always been a bass-driven rock band, and fans relished the opportunity for Steve Harris to perform one of his signature bass solos during the set.
On the second part of their tour, the band has been replacing favorites "Tears of A Clown" and "Hallowed Be Thy Name" with the classic "Wrathchild" and "The Great Unknown," from their newest album, The Book of Souls. It was fascinating watching the mesmerized fans trying to absorb the new song into the playlist of their minds.
The famous theatrics of their shows included Dickinson at a smoky cauldron for their intro song, "If Eternity Should Fail." During "Death or Glory, Dickinson sported a monkey mask and on "Powerslave," he wore a Luchadore mask. For "The Book of Souls," the famous Big Eddie came out, with Dickinson eventually pulling out his heart, placing it on the column on stage, replacing it with a dripping bloody one, and throwing it out into the crowd. Those are the classic moments that the fans live for at an Iron Maiden show.
Highlights of the band's setlist included five title tracks: "The Number of the Beast," "Powerslave," "The Trooper," "Fear of the Dark," and "The Book of Souls" (fans of the Blaze Bayley era were left cold). They are currently touring the globe extensively in promotion of their recent album The Book of Souls, making sure they do not miss a soul to add into their own eternal book. Fans who saw their show at the Prudential Center were no doubt thrilled to have their souls added to that list.
Iron Maiden - The Book of Souls Tour
June 9 - Charlotte, NC - PNC Music Pavilion
June 11 - Tampa, FL - Amalie Arena
June 13 - Nashville, TN - Bridgestone Arena
June 15 - Chicago, IL - Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
June 16 - Minneapolis, MN - XCEL Energy Center
June 19 - Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Arena
June 21 - Houston, TX - Toyota Center
June 23 - Dallas, TX - American Airlines Center
June 24 - San Antonio, TX - AT&T Center
June 27 - Albuquerque, NM - Isleta Ampitheatre
June 28 - Phoenix, AZ - Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 1 - San Bernadino, CA - Glen Helen Ampitheatre
July 3 - Las Vegas, NV - T-Mobile Arena (Click here for tickets)
July 5 - Oakland, CA - Oracle Arena
July 7 - Salt Lake City, UT - Usana Ampitheatre
July 9 - Lincoln, NE - Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11 - Kansas City, MO - Sprint Center (Click here for tickets)
July 12 - St. Louis, MO - Hollywood Casino Ampitheatre
July 15 - Toronto, Canada - Budwesier Stage
July 16 - Quebec City, Canada - Videotron Center
July 19 - Mansfield, MA - Xfinity Center
July 21 & 22 - Brooklyn, NY - Barclays Center