Bruce Dickinson has confirmed that IRON MAIDEN are planning to stage a tour where they will perform their new album, “Senjutsu”, in its entirety.
Bruce discussed this and more on a recent appearance on the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, hosted by FOZZY’s Chris Jericho.
Bruce said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): “The plan we’ve got — it’s not really a secret; I think everybody else has chatted about it — we will, I hope, we’ve talked about doing the entire [‘Senjutsu’] album start to finish, but not this time around. And we all appreciate that that is something that really diehard fans will probably love and other people will go, ‘Hmmm, I’m not gonna go see that.’ So the answer is you play smaller venues so that they sell out with just your diehard fans. ‘Cause it’s a musical thing to do — it’s a musical thing.”
Dickinson went on to discuss the 2022 portion of IRON MAIDEN’s “Legacy Of The Beast” tour, which will focus primarily on a massive setlist of fan favorites.
“The ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour, people have all paid their money to see the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ show, with Spitfires and flamethrowers and Icarus and everything that goes with,” he said. “So they’re gonna get all that. But the first three tracks are probably gonna be the first three tracks on the [‘Senjutsu’] album. ‘The Writing On The Wall’ they already know, so everybody should know the first three tracks. And I just think [the] ‘Senjutsu’ [title track] is just such a great opening song — so dramatic. And then once you’ve done that — and we’ll have a stage set to go with it — once you’ve done that, you’re back to the kind of ‘Legacy’ world at that point. But I think ‘The Writing On The Wall’ is gonna be a great song — I mean, a crowd singalong song. You can imagine that. It’ll be fantastic.”
“Senjutsu” was released in September of 2021.