IRON MAIDEN Guitarist: 'We Can Guarantee We're Bringing A Big Show'

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Dave Murray recently spoke to Australia's The Age about the band's Somewhere Back In Time - World Tour '08, which kicked off on February 1 at the Bandra-Kurla Complex in Mumbai, India.

"We can guarantee we're bringing a big show. We're bringing the whole pyramid stage, and basically everything from the '80s," cackled Murray, the first to join bassist Steve Harris in the fledgling IRON MAIDEN of the mid '70s.

He could hardly have dreamt that the band's biggest years would be 30 years on. "A Matter of Life and Death", the 14th album adorned with the undead face of band mascot Eddie the Head, hit No. 1 in 10 countries and the Top 10 in 18 more in 2006. The second-generation metal veterans went on to crush their remaining elders (BLACK SABBATH, DEEP PURPLE), their contemporaries (PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD), and the hordes in their slipstream with a humungous world tour that broke METALLICA and GUNS 'N' ROSES' records at the Donington metal festival, and peaked with 250,000 headbangers in Rio.

"It's astounding really," Murray says with the air of an English squire. "We've never taken it for granted...our attitude has been to try and make the best album we can, then go out on tour, try and put on a big show, perform and play well, and just have fun and enjoy it."

Read the entire article at The Age.

IRON MAIDEN performing "Can I Play With Madness?" on February 4, 2008 in Perth, Australia:


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