Iron Maiden Releases “Nights of the Dead” Live Album from Mexico City

Iron Maiden: Nights of the Dead - Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico CityLive concerts are still on hold for the foreseeable future, but we can still relive great performances from the past. There’s one more great show to revisit now with Iron Maiden’s new live album, Nights of the Dead – Legacy of the Beast: Live in Mexico City, which captures the metal legends in Mexico City during September 2019 as part of their Legacy of the Beast World Tour. The expansive journey was set to wrap up this summer but was obviously cut short.

“When the final leg of our 2020 Legacy tour this summer had to be cancelled due to the COVID pandemic, the whole band was very disappointed and deflated and we know our fans felt the same,” bassist and founder Steve Harris explains. “We’d been really looking forward to bringing the show to even more countries and although we’ve been able to reschedule most of our European own-shows for 2021, we thought we’d take a listen to the recordings from the tour so far and see if we could create a definitive live album souvenir that everyone, everywhere could enjoy. I’m very pleased with the results, especially as this set list includes songs which have never made it to a live CD before, such as ‘For The Greater Good Of God’, and other older songs like ‘Where Eagles Dare’, ‘Flight Of Icarus’, ‘The Clansman’ and ‘Sign Of The Cross’ which haven’t been included in our live set releases for many years. We’ve never released a live album from Mexico before and I think this recording does justice to the passion and joy of our Mexican fans who always give us such a fantastic welcome whenever we play there.”

Hear the bassist’s signature snarling tone on “For the Greater Good of God”:

Nights of the Dead is available now in a deluxe 2CD book set, 2CD digipak set, vinyl and as a digital download (iTunes and Amazon MP3).

Nights of the Dead – Legacy of the Beast Live in Mexico City Track List:

  1. Churchill’s Speech
  2. Aces High
  3. Where Eagles Dare
  4. 2 Minutes to Midnight
  5. The Clansman
  6. The Trooper
  7. Revelations
  8. For the Greater Good of God
  9. The Wicker Man
  10. Sign of the Cross
  11. Flight of Icarus
  12. Fear of the Dark
  13. The Number of the Beast
  14. Iron Maiden
  15. The Evil That Men Do
  16. Hallowed Be Thy Name
  17. Run to the Hills

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