"Seventh Son of a Seventh Son" by Iron Maiden Is Released

Seventh Son of a Seventh Son is a concept album by heavy metal band Iron Maiden, released in 1988 as the band's seventh studio album on EMI in Europe and its sister label Capitol Records in the US (it was re-released by Sanctuary/Columbia Records in the US in 2002).

The album debuted at #1 in UK charts (their only since The Number of the Beast) as well as #12 in the U.S, while the singles "Can I Play with Madness", "The Evil That Men Do", "The Clairvoyant (live)" and "Infinite Dreams (live)" reached #3, #5, #6 and #6 positions, respectively. It is the last Iron Maiden album to go platinum in the USA.

Of all the songs in the album, "The Evil That Men Do", "The Clairvoyant" and "Can I Play with Madness" sporadically appear on the set lists of nearly all of the band's concert tours.

7th Tour of a 7th Tour was the tour supporting the album.