British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden will kick off the Australian leg of their Legacy of the Beast tour at Perth’s RAC arena.
The concert spectacular featuring a replica Spitfire plane, a giant Icarus and flamethrowers has been designed to mirror their mobile game of the same name.
The band — said to be one of the world’s most compelling live acts — last toured Australia four years ago.
Front man Bruce Dickenson said the band was looking forward to heading down under.
“We’ve had a fantastic time on the Legacy tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal.
“The whole band has been having such fun we’re really excited to bring this production back out on the road next year.”
Guitarist Dave Murray told NewsCorp the band members have to remember to keep to assigned spots on stage when Dickinson starts wielding the weapons.
“Yeah, we do have to make sure we stand a distance from it,” Murray said.
“But I think the fans will feel the flames; bring along the marshmallows.”
The band will be supported by Killswitch Engage.
Australian tour dates:
1 May: Perth, RAC Arena
3 May: Adelaide, Entertainment Centre
5 May: Brisbane, Entertainment Centre
7 May: Sydney, Qudos Bank Arena
11 May: Melbourne, Rod Laver Arena