British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN will bring a new tour to Europe in the summer of 2023, including arena shows in the U.K. and Ireland. IRON MAIDEN‘s “The Future Past Tour” tour will see band performing songs from their latest album Senjutsu as well as from 1986’s Somewhere In Time along with other fan favorites.
IRON MAIDEN founding member and bassist Steve Harris comments: “Following the release of our latest album, Senjutsu, we updated the current ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour a little by opening the show with the first three songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a Senjutsu album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit Somewhere In Time as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years. They were based on our ’80s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus, of course, a few others we know you will like! It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on Senjutsu, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the U.K., Ireland and around Europe.”
Band’s manager Rod Smallwood adds: “This combination of the two albums we feel is very exciting. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts on Senjutsu for the first time live and we think that by combining it with an iconic album like Somewhere In Time it will make for another really special tour for fans old and new! Of course, for a new album tour in Europe and the UK we will go back largely to the relative intimacy of arenas and we know fans will be very happy about that too!”
Dates for the tour are available below.
U.K. and Ireland dates.
Jun. 24 – Dublin, Ireland @ 3 Arena
Jun. 26 – Glasgow, Scotland @ OVO Hydro
Jun. 28 – Leeds, UK @ First Direct Arena
Jun. 30 – Manchester, UK @ AO Arena
Jul. 03 – Nottingham, UK @ Motorpoint Arena
Jul. 04 – Birmingham, UK @ Utilita Arena
Jul. 07 – London, UK @ O2 Arena
Other European shows
Jun. 13 – Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
Jun.19 – Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jul. 11 – Amsterdam, Netherlands @ Ziggo Dome
Jul. 13 – Antwerp, Belgium @ Sportpaleis
Jul. 15 – Milan, Italy @ The Return Of The Gods Festival