British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will headline the main stage of Sziget festival on August 12 in Budapest, Hungary.
To tie in with forthcoming 2008 release on DVD of the classic "Live After Death" concert video, this tour, aptly entitled the Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08, will revisit the band's incredible history by focusing almost entirely on the '80s in both choice of songs played and the stage set, which will be based around the legendary Egyptian production of the 1984-85 Powerslave tour. This will arguably be the most elaborate and spectacular show the band have ever presented, and will include some key elements of their Somewhere In Time tour of 1986/7, such as the Cyborg Eddie.
Says MAIDEN bassist Steve Harris: "Budapest is a very beautiful city and we always enjoy our visits there, which go right back to the first ever tours we did. It’s also tremendous to be able to use the profile of the 'Live After Death' DVD to do what is effectively an '80s show. It will be enormous fun and changing the approach to the songs we play tour by tour keeps it fresh and interesting for both the band and the fans alike. l think 'Powerslave' was an incredible show with the Egyptian theme and I'm looking forward to seeing it all again myself."
Due on February 5 in North America, the "Live After Death" DVD is the legendary recording of IRON MAIDEN's four-night stand at Long Beach Arena, California, in 1984. A trailer for the release can be viewed below.