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 22nd, 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 eight 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. 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!!!”

The Book Of Souls World Tour opened in Florida, U.S.A in February 2016 visiting thirty six countries using their new 747 jumbo jet Ed Force One piloted by Bruce which flew band, crew and 22 tonnes of equipment over 61,500 miles (99,000 km) across six continents during the seventy two date leg playing to around 1.5 million fans. The Book Of Souls is Maiden’s first ever double studio album and their most successful chart-wise to date, debuting at the number one spot in over 40 countries around the globe.

TOUR DATES 2017

May

Date Venue
Thu 4th Motorpoint Arena Nottingham
Sat 6th 3Arena Dublin
Mon 8th Arena Manchester
Wed 10th Arena Sheffield
Thu 11th First Direct Arena Leeds
Sun 14th Metro Radio Arena Newcastle
Tue 16th SSE Hydro Arena Glasgow
Wed 17th AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena Aberdeen
Sat 20th Echo Arena Liverpool
Sun 21st Barclaycard Arena Birmingham
Wed 24th Motorpoint Arena Cardiff
Sat 27th O2 Arena London

Tickets are now on sale

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