Speculation has spread that Iron Maiden’s current tour could be their last.But Iron Maiden themselves have shot down the speculation that their current tour could be their last, stating that “this isn’t the last tour by any means.”
Iron Maiden were formed in 1975 in Leyton, East London. Their heavy-metal sound has been hugely popular and successful over the last 42 years, which shows in their huge discography. They’ve released thirty-eight albums, including sixteen studio albums, eleven live albums, four EPs, and seven compilations!
In an interview with The Press Enterprise, the metal icons’ guitarist Dave Murray confirmed that they’re not hanging up their guitars just yet. “We’re not stopping after this tour; this isn’t the last tour by any means,” he said in the interview. “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.” He continues: “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.
Murray was also quizzed on the band’s legacy. “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 traveled to, you’d never go there,” he states. “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.
On the band’s future plans, Murray remains relatively tight-lipped: “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.”
Iron Maiden are currently embarking on their ‘Book Of Souls’ world tour, which kicked off all the way back in January 2016. Last month they brought the tour to UK shores.
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