Rock legends IRON MAIDEN continue their hugely successful The Book of Souls World Tour into 2017 with a series of European arena shows opening in Antwerp, Belgium on April 22, Maiden’s first visit to this city since 1981 on the Killers Tour! The band then travel to Germany for shows in Oberhausen, Frankfurt and Hamburg before heading into the UK and Ireland for an extensive series of concerts in May. There will be 8 dates across England in Nottingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Leeds, Newcastle, Liverpool, Birmingham and London, two in Scotland in Glasgow and Aberdeen and one in Cardiff, Wales.
Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says, “As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas. The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”
Special Guests on all shows will be American arena headliners SHINEDOWN.
SHINEDOWN’s Zach Myers comments, “Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!!!”
Tickets go on-sale Friday 30th September at 9am.
As usual, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN Fan Club members, details of which can be found here.
The dates are:
Apr 22 – Belgium – Antwerp, Sportpaleis
Apr 24 – Germany – Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena
Apr 28 – Germany – Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 02 – Germany – Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 04 – England – Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
May 06 – Ireland – Dublin, 3arena
May 08 – England – Manchester, Arena
May 10 – England – Sheffield, Arena
May 11 – England – Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 14 – England – Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 16 – Scotland – Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
May 17 – Scotland – Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
May 20 – England – Liverpool, Echo Arena
May 21 – England – Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
May 24 – Wales – Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
May 27 – England – London, O2 Arena