Don’t miss your chance to buy Iron Maiden tickets! In February 2016, the iconic heavy metal band is kicking off The Book of Souls World Tour in support of their 2015 album of the same name. The tour will make stops at major venues across the country, including Madison Square Garden in New York and The Forum in Los Angeles. Buy your Iron Maiden seats today and see the band live in 2016!
|Current Tour:||The Book of Souls World Tour|
|First Album:||Iron Maiden (1980)|
Iron Maiden is one of the most important bands of all time in the heavy metal genre, having been able to maintain a strong fan base over a career that has spanned 40 years. Needless to say, the landscape of music as we see it today would be vastly different if Steve Harris never formed Iron Maiden. Whether you have been a fan since their self-titled debut album was released in 1980 or just recently found Iron Maiden, make sure to get your Iron Maiden tickets now and see the legendary band in person!
Iron Maiden was formed when Steve Harris, former member of the bands Gypsy's Kiss and Smiler, was looking for more writing opportunities and made the decision to form his own band. During the early years of the group, the music scene was still heavy in punk, not heavy metal. But the band persevered, and as the punk music scene began to fade, Iron Maiden capitalized. After playing years of local gigs, the band signed a long term contract with EMI Records, under whom they released their debut album, Iron Maiden (1980). The album's influence can be seen in artists to this day and helped to put Iron Maiden on the map as one of the preeminent bands of the New Wave British Heavy Metal movement. Following their sophomore album, Killers (1981), Iron Maiden recorded The Number of the Beast (1982), which became a Top 40 album in the US and their first #1 album in the UK. It also marked the first of five consecutive albums to reach platinum status for Iron Maiden, with others including Piece of Mind (1983) and Somewhere in Time (1986).
Even with worldwide album sales topping 100 million, Iron Maiden has never been about commercial success. Their popularity and influence transcends all musical genres and they have been recognized for their achievements. VH1 named Iron Maiden as the #24 Greatest Artist of Hard Rock ahead of names like Rush and the Red Hot Chili Peppers. In 2006, MTV called Iron Maiden the fourth greatest metal band of all time, saying that Iron Maiden is "larger and more iconic than most of their peers."
Iron Maiden has released a total of 16 albums to date, most recently The Book of Souls in 2015. In 2016, Iron Maiden will perform around the globe on The Book of Souls World Tour, which will make stops in cities across the United States throughout the winter and spring months. Buy your Iron Maiden tickets today!