Eddie and the rest of the guys in Iron Maiden have just released a trailer for their upcoming concert/documentary DVD release titled En Vivo! The footage was taken April 10, 2011 in front of over 50,000 people at the Estadio Nacional in Santiago while they were finishing up a world tour.
When asked why Santiago was chosen as a location for the footage to be taken, bassist Steve Harris has commented that the band was “always so overwhelmed by the fans’ reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming.”
Click here to see the trailer and to read Steve’s full comments on the release.
Here’s the complete statement from bass player Steve Harris:
“For ‘The Final Frontier Tour’ it was really important to me that we filmed in South America as we’re always so overwhelmed by the fans’ reaction when we go to that part of the world and I wanted to reflect that in the filming. After much consideration, we chose the Santiago show as we felt it was one of our best performances of the entire tour and to play at the prestigious Estadio Nacional was a landmark moment for us. For reasons known to our fans, it took a long time before we got to play our first show in Chile, and once we did get to play a show, the response was so phenomenal we just had to keep coming back and it’s got better and better each time! This show also features the gigantic new Eddie. He wasn’t due to make his appearance until our European leg of the tour later in 2011, but we managed to transport him across the sea in a special huge container just in time for the latter end of the South American dates so it was great we were able to immortalize him for the DVD as he really has to be seen to be believed!”
The set is scheduled for release March 26, 2012 through EMI.