Iron Maiden announce one Irish date on European Legacy of the Beast tour
Iron Maiden has announced just one Irish date on their upcoming European Tour.
The rock legends will take to the stage at the SSE Arena in Belfast on Thursday August 2 next year as part of their Legacy of the Beast tour which kicks off in Estonia on May 26 and finishes up at the o2 Arena in London on August 10.
The arena tour comes on the back of their hugely successful global The Book of Souls tour in support of their 16th studio album across 2016 and 2017.
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 80s material with a handful of surprises from later albums.
Iron 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.
The Belfast show goes on sale Friday 24th November, with an exclusive presale for Fan Club members, starting Monday 20th.
LEGACY OF THE BEAST 2018 TOUR DATES:
26TH SAKU ARENA, TALLINN, ESTONIA
28TH HARTWALL ARENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND
1ST TELE2 ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN
3RD DAHLS ARENA, TRONDHEIM ROCKS, NORWAY
5TH ROYAL ARENA, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK
7TH SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, SOLVESBORG, SWEDEN
9TH ROCKARAVIA @ KOENINGSPLATZ, MUNICH, GERMANY
10TH EXPO PLAZA, HANNOVER, GERMANY
13TH WALDBUHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY
16TH FIRENZE ROCKS, ITALY
17TH NOVAROCK FESTIVAL, NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA
20TH LETNANY AIRPORT, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC
22ND GRASPOP, DESSEL, BELGIUM
24TH HELLFEST, CLISSON, FRANCE
26TH GENEVA ARENA, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND
28TH VOLT FESTIVAL, SOPRON, HUNGARY
30TH MESSEGELAENDE, FREIBURG, GERMANY
1ST GELREDOME, ARNHEM, HOLLAND
5TH ACCORSHOTEL ARENA, PARIS, FRANCE
9TH SAN SIRO IPPODROMO, MILAN, ITALY
10TH HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND
13TH ALTICE ARENA, LISBON, PORTUGAL
14TH WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM, MADRID, SPAIN
17TH PIAZZA DELL’UNITA D’ITALIA, TRIESTE, ITALY
20TH ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL, ATHENS, GREECE
22ND HILLS OF ROCK, PLOVDIV, BULGARIA
24TH ZAGREB ARENA, ZAGREB, CROATIA
27TH TAURON ARENA, KRAKOW, POLAND
31ST METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND
2ND SSE ARENA, BELFAST, N.IRELAND
4TH EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND
6TH MANCHESTER ARENA, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND
7TH GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND
10TH o2 ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND
No further countries will be added to this touring schedule.