Iron Maiden have just announced a huge UK arena tour in 2017 with support from Shinedown.
The Book of Souls World Tour will continue across part of Europe, with dates in Belgium and Germany in April before hitting UK shores for an extensive tour in May.
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.”
The full list of dates is as follows 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
No further European cities will be added to this schedule for 2017.
Support for all dates will come from Shinedown.
Tickets go on-sale Friday 30th September at 9am.
As previously reported Maiden will be doing their best to ensure fans don’t get ripped off by ticket touts and secondary ticket markets by introducing paperless ticketing on their UK tour.
Maiden are also introducing a VIP package, called TROOPER VIP, the upgrade allows fans early access to the venue, Maiden goodies and Trooper swag, Tropper beer, food and an area to meet with other Maiden fans. There will also be a chance to win prizes. Prices for this VIP package are £140, this doesn’t include a ticket to the show. More details can be found here – www.troopervip.com
Iron Maiden’s The Book Of Souls World Tour started early this year in Florida and worked it’s way across 36 countries and six continents using Maidens very own 747 Ed Force One to carry 22 tonnes of equipment over 61,500 miles, flown again by Iron Maiden lead singer Bruce Dickinson. The tour played to approximately 1.5 million fans over 72 dates.