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  IRON MAIDEN HAVE BIG SURPRISES IN STORE FOR 2018
1st July 2017


dave murray

Iron Maiden guitarist Dave Murray has absolutely scotched silly rumours that the band may be on the verge of retiring and that the current 'The Book Of Souls' world tour which is blazing a trail through North America at the moment could be the band's last.

Dave told The Press Enterprise:

"We're not stopping after this tour; this isn't the last tour by any means. We're going to finish this one out, which we're having a lot of fun [doing], and then we're going to take some time off and next year there's going to be some surprises."

Maiden have eleven dats left to play on the current run and the Southern California leg includes a bonus for fans as in addition to Ghost, who are opening for Maiden across the USA, the San Bernardino County show features Kamelot and Exodus as well.

This is in keeping with Maiden's philosophy of always keeping things fresh.

"When you're doing something you love doing, it's been fantastic even after all this time; but obviously seeing the kids' reaction, that gives it a big lift. They're singing along to the new songs and the old songs as well," said Dave.

"Because of the internet, everybody wants everything yesterday. I think we've been able to step aside of that and been able to absorb and do what we want. We've never sold out to what we thought; we just played to our hearts and what we liked playing and the fans come along and join us as opposed to the other way round.

"I think in the car we've got traffic now and driving everywhere takes hours, right? A lot of people listen to music in their car, so you've got enough time to absorb a 14-minute song, definitely. That's like two traffic lights."

And on current albun, 'The Book Of Souls', Dave added:

"It's like a book and you have the beginning and end and all that's going on there, whereas you can randomly pick out songs on the internet and get them for free. We'll just keep on doing our thing and I think the fans, if they want to buy, they will and if not, so be it.

"If it was to finish tomorrow, I think I could say quite honestly that I've been very happy and very lucky and have done everything, enjoyed most of it, because of all the places we've travelled to, you'd never go there. We're lucky enough in that respect to see the world several times over by being on tour. That in itself has been a great experience and also playing music and being able to express ourselves in a melodic form, an aggressive form and just have fun with that.

"The future, there's still things to do so you just keep inventing new things all the time, try to create new things every day."

Remaining tour dates:
July 1st: San Bernardino, CA San Manuel Amphitheater
July 3rd: Las vegas, NV T-Mobile Arena
July 5th: Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
July 7th: Salt Lake City, UT Usana Amphitheater
July 9th: Lincoln, NE Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11th: Kansas City, MO Sprint Center
July 12th: St Louis, MO Hollywood Casino Amphitheater
July 15th: Toronto, Canada Budweiser Stage
July 16th: Quebec City, Canada Videotron Centre
July 19th: Mansfield, MA Xfinity Center
July 21st: Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center













 


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