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In a statement on Iron Maiden.com, the band have announced that this summer´s European dates will be dubbed A Matter Of The Beast Summer Tour. Why? Because it´s 25th years since the release of the seminal Number Of The Beast album, and the band have committed to playing five songs from that very iconic release…

“It´s always a lot of fun for us to play outdoors in the summer.” Says singer Bruce Dickinson. “It tends to be a different vibe to playing indoors, much more of a party atmosphere so it´s good to put together a set list that matches this. There has been a lot of interest in the 25th anniversary of the release of Number Of The Beast so we thought it would be great to give the fans a bit of extra Beast this summer to acknowledge this.”

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Simon Bradley is a guitar and especially rock guitar expert who worked for Total Guitar magazine and has in the past contributed to world-leading music and guitar titles like MusicRadar (obviously), Guitarist, Guitar World and Louder. What he doesn't know about Brian May's playing and, especially, the Red Special, isn't worth knowing.