Iron Maiden plays first show since 2019: videos, set list

Iron Maiden resumed their Legacy of the Beast world tour on Sunday, May 22 in Zagreb, Croatia, marking their first show since 2019.

You can see fan-made videos of the concert, along with the full set list below.

The performance kicked off with a trio of songs from Iron Maiden’s 2021 album Senjutsu† This was the first time the title track, “Stratego” and “The Writing on the Wall” had been played in concert. The evening also saw the debut of Samurai Eddie, the latest incarnation of Iron Maiden’s famed mascot (see tweet below).

Other highlights included the classic Maiden tunes “Flight of Icarus”, “The Number of the Beast”, “The Trooper” and “Run to the Hills”. The band closed their evening with an emphatic rendition of “Aces High”.

Watch Iron Maiden Perform ‘Stratego’ in Croatia

Frontman Bruce Dickinson suggested earlier this year that Maiden would play a few new songs when they resumed their tour, but stick with mostly the same setlist, and they would consider doing a Senjutsu full album tour in smaller venues at a later date. “We talked about doing the whole album from start to finish, but not this time,” Dickinson told the… Talking is Jericho podcasting. “And we all appreciate that that’s something real diehard fans will probably love, [while] other people will say, “I’m not going to see that.” So the answer is you play in smaller venues so they sell out with just your diehard fans.”

Dickinson said this decision was inspired in part by the fact that fans have already bought tickets to the Legacy of the Beast tour with certain expectations, and in part because they’ve already built an elaborate show to accompany their performance. “People have all paid their money to see spitfires and flamethrowers and Icarus and all that goes with it,” he added. “So they’re going to get all that. But the first three tracks will probably be the first three tracks on the album. … Everyone should know the first three songs.”

Senjutsu peaked at number 3 on the Billboard 200, the band’s highest position to date. It was Iron Maiden’s second consecutive double album, behind 2015. The Book of Souls

Watch Iron Maiden Perform ‘Senjutsu’ In Croatia

Watch Iron Maiden Perform ‘Stratego’ in Croatia

Watch Iron Maiden perform ‘The Number of the Beast’ in Croatia

Watch Iron Maiden Perform ‘The Trooper’ in Croatia

Iron Maiden, Zagreb, Croatia, 22-05-22
1. “Senjutsu” (live debut)
2. “Stratego” (live debut)
3. “The Writing on the Wall” (live debut)
4. “Revelations”
5. “Blood Brothers”
6. “Sign of the Cross”
7. “Flight of Icarus”
8. “Fear of the Dark”
9. “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
10. “The Number of the Beast”
11. “Iron Maiden”
12. “The Trooper”
13. “The Clansman”
14. “Run for the Hills”
15. “Aces High”

Iron Maiden albums ranked

When ranking Iron Maiden albums, perhaps the most notable thing is that they managed to switch lead singers despite three separate occasions.

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