Photos – Iron Maiden kicks off North American ‘Legacy of the Beast’ tour in Texas

Iron Maiden officially kicked off the 2022 North American leg of their widely revered “The Legacy of the Beast” tour in September. 11 in El Paso, Texas, and below you can see photos from opening night and get a look Senjutsu stage set.

Even if you saw this tour before the pandemic, you haven’t seen this exact show before. Maiden have revamped some of the set list to make way for three inclusions from their 2021 album, which feature at the very top of the show, visually supported by new pieces of the stage that help connect further with the Eastern imagery of the exciting album cover.

Speaking of that artwork, Samurai Eddie also appears on stage as the iconic undead mascot adopts Senjutsu samurai look. Much like singer Bruce DickinsonEddie even has some wardrobe changes during the show, which show up again later.

At the relatively new age of 64, Dickinson’s voice remains hugely powerful and fully capable of delivering high throughout the 15-song set, which you can also watch below (warning: spoilers ahead).

Catch Iron Maiden on the road in North America through October. 27 and get tickets here. Trivium will serve as the special guest until the end of September, after which Within the temptation will assume the opening slot in their place.

Iron Maiden Setlist — Sept. 11, 2022 (via setlist.fm)

01. “Senjutsu”
02. “Stratego”
03. “The Writing on the Wall”
04. “Revelations”
05. “Blood Brothers”
06. “The Sign of the Cross”
07. “Flight of Icarus”
08. “Fear of the Dark”
09. “Hallowed Be Thy Name”
10. “Number of the Beast”
11. “Iron Maiden”

Encore:
12. “The Trooper”
13. “The Clansman”
14. “Run to the Hills”

Encore 2:
15. Aces High

Iron Maiden Live in El Paso, Texas (September 11, 2022)

Iron Maiden kicked off the North American leg of their Legacy of the Beast tour.

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