From the Iron Maiden website.
Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their 16th studio album The Book Of Souls, Iron Maiden will take to the road again in 2018 with a series of arena and festival shows in Europe on the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour opening in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26 and finishing at the O2 Arena, London on August 10. The full list of dates is below and the tour is expected to continue in 2019.
The concept for the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour was inspired by Maiden’s mobile game and comic book of the same name and the stage set design will feature a number of different but interlocking “worlds” with a set list covering a large selection of Eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.
Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains further,
“As our fans know, we’ve been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce and Adrian re-joined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with “History/Hits” tours. We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.
“For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the Legacy Of The Beast name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie! I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”
Killswitch Engage will be Maiden’s Special Guest on headline European shows from May 26 to July 1 inclusive, and in the UK from July 31 to Aug 10 inclusive. Guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.
Most shows go on sale Friday 24th November. As always, there will be an exclusive presale for Fan Club members, starting Monday 20th. Full on-sale and pre-sale details will be added shortly.
After teasing an announcement over the weekend with an intriguing 20-second video (See below).
26 Saku Arena, Tallinn, ESTONIA *
28 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FINLAND *
01 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, SWEDEN *
03 Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, NORWAY
05 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
07 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN
09 Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, GERMANY
10 Expo Plaza, Hannover, GERMANY *
13 Waldbuhne, Berlin, GERMANY *
16 Firenze Rocks, ITALY
17 Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AUSTRIA
20 Letnany Airport, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC *
22 Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM
24 Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE
26 Geneva Arena, Geneva, SWITZERLAND *
28 Volt Festival, Sopron, HUNGARY
30 Messegelaende, Freiburg, GERMANY *
01 Gelredome, Arnhem, HOLLAND *
05 AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, FRANCE
09 San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, ITALY
10 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
13 Altice Arena, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
14 Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, SPAIN
17 Piazza DellÃ Unita D’Italia, Trieste, ITALY
20 Rockwave Festival, Athens, GREECE
22 Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
24 Zagreb arena, Zagreb, CROATIA
27 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND
31 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND *
02 SSE Arena, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND *
04 Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND *
06 Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND *
07 Genting arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND *
10 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND *
(No further countries will be added to this touring schedule).
Most shows go on-sale Friday 24th November. Pre-sales start Monday 20th November. We’ll keep you updated!
*Special Guest will be Killswitch Engage
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