STEVE HARRIS Hints At Possible IRON MAIDEN Retirement

In a recent chat with Classic Rock, Steve Harris shared his thoughts about the future of IRON MAIDEN, hinting that the band’s journey may not last forever.

When asked about a potential new album, Harris emphasized their focus on touring while they still can. He also acknowledged the possibility of the band’s eventual end, noting that their current love for touring might stem from knowing their time together is limited.

Harris said, “Who knows what will happen? Right now, we’re keen on touring as much as possible. But even if we slow down on live shows, we could still make albums. It’s uncertain. We’ll see.”

He added, “I always thought making fifteen albums would be nice, and we’ve surpassed that. It might be downhill from here, right? [Laughs.] But we’re all still enjoying it, maybe even more than before, possibly because we sense the end is near. We try not to dwell on that too much, but as long as we’re all having fun, we’ll keep going.”

In another part of the interview, Harris was asked about the reception of their latest album, Senjutsu. He expressed satisfaction, acknowledging that while some fans may wish for a return to their past sound, the band is focused on the present and future.

Senjutsu, released in September 2021 after a six-year gap, received praise for its ambitious style. Two singles, “The Writing on the Wall” and “Stratego,” were released to promote the album.

Looking ahead, IRON MAIDEN plans to tour Europe in the summer of 2023 as part of their “The Future Past Tour,” performing tracks from Senjutsu, classics like Somewhere In Time, and other fan favorites.


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