Iron Maiden Super-Size Their ‘Legacy’ in Concert: Photo Gallery
Iron Maiden used a spectacular new stage show to revisit the best of their '80s work at a sold-out Pittsburgh stop of their Legacy of the Beast tour Saturday night.
You can see dozens of photos from the show below.
The set list was dominated by songs from 1982's The Number of the Beast, 1983's Piece of Mind and 1984's Powerslave. Singer Bruce Dickinson changed outfits or worked with a new prop on nearly every song, rushing the stage with a pilot's leather cap and goggles for the opening "Aces High," and employing everything from a wizard's robe to a giant lighted cross and double-fisted flamethrowers throughout the evening.
The stage went through three complete design changes during the show, from a war-time bunker to a cathedral and, finally, to the bowels of hell. Gigantic inflatable airplanes, devils and winged men towered the stage for key dramatic moments, while an ever-changing backdrop offered even more customization for specific songs, which offered a welcomed change from the massive video screens that have become customary on so many arena-rock tours.
Most importantly, the band sounded fantastic, delivering tight and lively performances. Bonus points to guitarist Janick Gers, who spent almost every minute of the concert trying to outdo Steve Vai and Billy Sheehan's hyperactive "Yankee Rose" acrobatics.
The North American leg of Iron Maiden's Legacy of the Beast tour continues through Sept. 30, with the last of three shows in Mexico City. You can find complete tour and ticket information at the band's website.