Steve Harris and Dave Murray share their thoughts on the farewell speculations
By David Sands
July 4, 2017
Could Steve Harris and the rest of the Iron Maiden crew be retiring after their current tour? Not if they have anything to say about it!
The metal band’s guitarist Dave Murray was quite direct in addressing rumors that The Book of Souls tour would be Maiden’s last time out in a recent interview with The Press Enterprise.
“We’re not stopping after this tour; this isn’t the last tour by any means,” he said. “We’re going to finish this one out, which we’re having a lot of fun [doing], and then we’re going to take some time off and next year there’s going to be some surprises.”
Murray’s stance on the matter echoes similar comments made by Harris to Planet Rock this May.
“I think we’re all in pretty good shape so we’ll do it as long as we can really,” said the bassist. “He [pointing at a security guard] is looking at me over there ‘cos he wants a job for the next few years as well. Don’t we all?!”
Iron Maiden is currently on the final U.S. leg of The Book of Souls tour. They’ll be bringing the metal to Oakland, California tomorrow (July 5) and after several additional stops will wrap things up in NYC on July 22.
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