Within Temptation’s Sharon den Adel on touring with Iron Maiden: “… It’s like, this is Steve Harris, you know?”

Author Silvia Tortiglione - 21.12.2022

North American friends will already know that Within Temptation opened a leg of Iron Maiden‘s Legacy of the Beast World Tour 2022. A real milestone for the Dutch band, and Sharon den Adel herself confirms it. On 12 December, during an interview at Full Metal Jackie‘s weekend radio, Within Temptation‘s lead singer expressed her admiration for the British metal giants:

It’s been such a pleasure. We’ve been playing with them before this tour, actually. A few festivals, but we’ve known each other. Actually, we did the first show together 15 years ago in Paris. And that was really cool. And since then, they kept on asking us, so probably we did something right. There was a mutual kind of good vibe going on.– Sharon den Adel

It’s almost like seeing a child’s dream come true. Sharon continues talking not only about the magnificence of Iron Maiden but above all appreciating their energy and tireless creativity:

We’ve always loved Iron Maiden, so for us it’s been a pleasure always. They still love music as much as the first time they started it, actually. I think if you still have that after so many years, then you really did it the right way. For me, that’s the most important. To stay in love with music because then I can continue it. But the way they do, it with the same kind of, I don’t know, wonder and surprise. It’s like, this is Steve Harris, you know?– Sharon den Adel

In short, a year full of emotions for Within Temptation, who are about to release a new album in 2023. Since their latest fatigue, “Resist”, Within Temptation have shared several singles, but have you already seen the new official video dropped today? “The Fire Within” is here!