When shows are live, things don’t always go as planned. Such is what happened at a recent Iron Maiden show when a large prop fighter plane malfunctioned.
During the Worcester, MA stop of Iron Maiden’s 2022 Legacy Of The Beast World tour on October 17, the near-life size Supermarine Spitire replica prop that usually flies around the stage as part of their performance of “Aces High,” didn’t. Instead, the World War II British fighter plane’s propeller failed to spin and its wings didn’t extend fully, leaving it to awkwardly sway around over the band before being pulled backstage. No one was hurt. Aside from a brief acknowledgement of the issue by frontman Bruce Dickinson, the band continued on as if nothing went wrong.
Video of the incident can be found below:
Iron Maiden are currently wrapping up the final leg of their 2022 Legacy Of The Beast World tour. The final five dates include stops in Elmont Park, NY (10/19), Newark, NJ (10/21), Washington, DC (10/23), Greensboro, NC (10/25) and Tampa, FL (10/27). Within Temptation will open all remaining dates. Tickets can be found here.
The band’s latest album, Senjutsu, was released in 2021.
Iron Maiden will next hit the road when their recently announced The Future Past tour kicks off in Krakow, Poland on June 13, 2023. More dates are yet to be announced.