Iron Maiden has announced the 2019 dates for their "Legacy of the Beast" tour, and devil be praised, one of those dates is Portland, Oregon. The British metal band will be playing Moda Center on Friday, September 6, 2019, so lock in those Labor Day weekend plans now. It's their first time playing in the city since February 1987, when they played Memorial Coliseum. Tickets go on sale in one week, on Friday, November 16 at 10 am. There's a presale available through Iron Maiden's fan club, accessible through their website.

Iron Maiden hit the Tacoma Dome in 2016 on the heels of their The Book of Souls album, but this current tour supports a mobile game, comic book, and a pretty impressive pinball game. How does that translate to the set list? They'll play lots of older hits, and showgoers can expect plenty of props. As singer Bruce Dickinson says:

The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during ‘Aces High,’ tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before.