Tuesday 23 October 2018

Iron Maiden announce one Irish date on European Legacy of the Beast tour

Iron Maiden
Iron Maiden
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

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:

MAY

26TH      SAKU ARENA, TALLINN, ESTONIA

28TH      HARTWALL ARENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND

 

JUNE

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

 

JULY

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

 

AUGUST

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.

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