Iron Maiden performing LIVE at the Amalie Arena on October 27th!
Metal legends Iron Maiden formed in 1976 though it was four years before they released their first self-titled album, featuring the successful single “Running Free.” The band’s second album, Killers, released in 1981, had a harder edge than their first and was also a hit. Original vocalist, Paul Di’Anno, left the band in 1982 and was replaced with Bruce Dickinson who completed what is now considered to be Iron Maiden’s classic line-up. The same year saw the release of the seminal rock album Number of the Beast which was the band’s first worldwide hit and featured such classic tracks as “Hallowed Be Thy Name” and the album’s title track. Iron Maiden took full advantage of their new found global fame and quickly put out their next album Piece of Mind before going on two major tours.