Fozzy, with front man Chris Jericho, will be opening for Iron Maiden on September 14, 2019 in Los Angeles as part of the band’s Legacy of the Beast Tour. This will be a rare Los Angeles appearance by Fozzy, as they have only performed in the Los Angeles area twice since 2014. The date is also Fozzy’s only currently scheduled appearance with Iron Maiden on the Legacy of the Beast Tour.
The 2019 Legacy of the Beast Tour is a continuation of Iron Maiden’s successful tour of Europe that drew over 750,000 fans earlier this year, and will have dates throughout the United States, Canada, and South America. The September 14, 2019 concert will be Maiden’s first Southern California concert since July, 1 2017.
Iron Maiden’s lead singer, Bruce Dickinson, had he following to say about the tour.
“We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during Aces High, tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”
The concert will be taking place at Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, and will be the first time that either Iron Maiden or Fozzy has played in the venue.
Fozzy, which was formed by Rich Ward and Chris Jericho in 1999 and also includes Frank Fontsere, Billy Grey, and Paul Di Leo, has previously covered Iron Maiden’s Sun & Steel on the 2016 tribute album Maiden Heaven Vol. 2.
Tickets for the Legacy of the Beast Tour’s Los Angeles stop are on sale now at Ticketmaster.