Iron Maiden’s original lineup reunited for the first time in four decades – Alternative Press

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The holiday season is notorious for bringing people who haven’t seen each other in a long time together, and those holiday-led reunions seem to keep happening.

Iron Maiden is the most recent group to join in on this list, and according to a new report from Metal Sucks, it looks as though the band’s original lineup got together over the weekend.

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The mini-reunion happened on Saturday, Dec. 30, where 4/5th’s of the band’s original lineup got together to talk about old times.

While it’s not crazy for friends to get together to talk about the good ol’ days, this meeting marked the first time since 1976 that the original members of the group got together.

That’s right, the members of the band haven’t seen each other in nearly four decades (!)

The meeting consisted of the band’s bassist Steve Harris, who is the only person of the original lineup to continue his work with the band, frontman Paul Day, and both guitarists Dave Sullivan and Terry Rance.

The only person missing from the band’s mini-reunion was drummer Ron ‘Rebel’ Matthews.

The meeting was posted by the band’s former frontman Paul Day, who shared a picture of the original four members, with the caption of:

“The gang almost all together since 1976, or there abouts. I cannot begin to tell you how good it feels. Tonight will be burned in my memory for life. I may say more later after I process this evening.”

Check out the pictures from the band’s most reunion below!

In other Iron Maiden-related news, the band will be embarking on a 2019 North American tour slated to happen this summer.  The ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour’ will kick off in Sunrise, Florida in July. Check out the dates below!

Iron Maiden 2019 North American Tour Dates:

07/18 – Sunrise, FL BB&T Center
07/20 – Atlanta, GA Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
07/22 – Charlotte, NC PNC Music Pavilion
07/24 – Washington DC Jiffy Lube Live
07/26 – Brooklyn, NY Barclays Center
07/30 – Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
08/01 – Boston, MA Xfinity Center
08/03 – Hartford, CT Xfinity Theatre
08/05 – Montreal, QC Bell Centre
08/07 – Quebec, QC Videotron Centre
08/09 – Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
08/10 – Toronto, ON Budweiser Stage
08/13 – Buffalo, NY KeyBank Center
08/15 – Cincinnati, OH Riverbend Music Center
08/17 – Pittsburgh, PA, PPG Paints Arena
08/19 – Nashville, TN Bridgestone Arena
08/22 – Chicago, IL Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
08/24 – Indianapolis, IL Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
08/26 – St Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
08/28 – Winnipeg, MB Bell MTS Place
08/30 – Edmonton, AB Rogers Place
08/31 – Calgary, AB Scotiabank Saddledome
09/03 – Vancouver, BC Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
09/05 – Tacoma, WA Tacoma Dome
09/06 – Portland, OR Moda Center
09/09 – Sacramento, CA Golden 1 Center
09/10 – Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
09/13 – Las Vegas, NV MGM Grand Garden Arena
09/14 – Los Angeles, CA Banc of California Stadium
09/17 – Phoenix, AZ Talking Stick Resort Arena
09/19 – Albuquerque, NM Isleta Amphitheater
09/21 – Dallas, TX Dos Equis Pavilion
09/22 – Houston, TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
09/25 – San Antonio, TX AT&T Center

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