Luminary British heavy metal outfit Iron Maiden on Wednesday brought its extensive Legacy of the Beast World Tour to Long Island for a fiery performance at UBS Arena featuring support from Within Temptation.

While the Steve Harris-founded outfit has been synonymous with the “new wave of British heavy metal” (NWOBHM) since the mid-1970s, the group’s six longtime members—Harris (bass), Bruce Dickinson (lead vocals), Nicko McBrain (drums), Dave Murray (guitar), Adrian Smith (guitar), and Janick Gers (guitar)—showed no signs of advanced age as they commanded the newly built arena with youthful vigor.

The fireworks came both literally and metaphorically as Dickinson led the band through material from nine of its different albums. He shined on “Sign of the Cross”, originally sung by Blaze Bayley, making the song his own as he donned a black cloak and prowled through thick production smoke. As the instrumental outro rang through the arena, he shepherded an LED cross to the front of the stage under a shower of pyrotechnics. On the “Flight of Icarus” that came next, the flames appeared to shoot out of the singer’s own hands.

The famously stark, symbolic imagery of Iron Maiden was on display once again on “Hallowed Be Thy Name” as a noose dangled over the band, and the group’s hair-raising technicality got the spotlight during the guitar duel that brought the song to a close—easily one of the evening’s highlights. The main portion of the set rumbled to a close from there with a pyro-laced “Number of the Beast” lit by flaming torches from behind the band and a thrillingly demonic “Iron Maiden” closer.

The group returned for a curtain call with perhaps its best-known song, “The Trooper”, and appropriately fleshed it out with Bruce in British military fatigues, a stylized sword fight, and a symbolic gunshot from an American flag. After riding that momentum through “The Clansman” and “Run to the Hills”, the band left the stage once more, only to be called back by thousands of screaming fans to land one final flight with “Aces High”.

An impressive performance and production through and through, it’s no wonder Iron Maiden has attained such unbreakable staying power in the world of heavy music. The legacy of this beast of a band is alive and well.

For a complete list of upcoming Iron Maiden tour dates, head here. Scroll down to view a gallery of photos from the Iron Maiden show at UBS Arena via Andrew Blackstein and a selection of fan-shot videos via Rock Fantasy.

Iron Maiden – “The Writing on the Wall” – 10/19/22

Iron Maiden – “The Number of the Beast”, “Iron Maiden” – 10/19/22

Setlist: Iron Maiden | UBS Arena | Elmont, NY | 10/19/22

Set: Doctor Doctor (pre-recorded), Senjutsu, Stratego, The Writing on the Wall, Revelations, Blood Brothers, Sign of the Cross, Flight of Icarus, Fear of the Dark, Hallowed Be Thy Name, The Number of the Beast, Iron Maiden

Encore: The Trooper The Clansman, Run to the Hills

Encore 2: Aces High