Iron Maiden have released a video thanking fans for their support during the band’s Book Of Souls World Tour which wrapped last week with a performance at this year’s Wacken Open Air festival.
The heavy metal legends have racked up 72 shows in 36 countries during the tour, playing to over 1.5 million fans in the process. Maiden’s critically acclaimed LP, The Book Of Souls, was released in September last year. It is the band’s 16th album and their first studio double.
Says ‘Maiden founder and bassist Steve Harris in the video: “”It’s been a brilliant tour and the fans have been absolutely brilliant everywhere, but I’ve got to say we are all, if I’m honest, looking forward to a nice rest. We’ll see you on the next one.”
Says drummer Nicko McBrain: “It’s been absolutely fantastic, a blast – the best tour yet. Everyone who has had anything to do with this tour, I thank you so much from the bottom of my heart.
“None more so than you lot, all you wonderful fans out there who have made this leg of the tour one of the most exciting and memorable tours I’ve ever done with Iron Maiden.”
You can watch the video below.