Throughout the summer of 2012, Iron Maiden have been touring the US with a show that closely mirrors the set played on the ‘Seventh Son of a Seventh Son’ tour of 1988.
The original ’88 tour was captured on video at a show in Birmingham and subsequently released on VHS as ‘Maiden England’. In both it’s original format and reissue containing highlights of the show on CD, the release has become somewhat of a fan favourite.
Following the DVD debut of ‘Live After Death’ in 2008, fans have eagerly awaited the release of ‘Maiden England’ on DVD. Bassist and founding member Steve Harris has confirmed that it will now be released on DVD next year.
What’s more, it will contain never before seen performances from the encore as a bonus.
It is not yet known whether the DVD will contain any other bonus features, but assuming it follows suit with Maiden’s previous DVD reissue, fans should finally get part 3 of ‘The Iron Maiden Story’, covering the making of ‘Seventh Son’, its subsequent world tour, as well as each of the ‘Seventh Son’ promo clips and other archive oddments.
[REAL GONE says: They’d better include the Sooty clip from ’88!]
In related news, Harris releases his solo debut ‘British Lion’ on September 24th.