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Iron Maiden Announce Massive Summer 2019 North American Tour!

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Iron Maiden have just announced they’ll be bringing their “Legacy Of The Beast Tour” to North America in summer 2019 after a successful European run this year. As is usually the case in off-years following Maiden album releases, the tour will celebrate the band’s entire catalog. It’s also tied into their recently released Legacy of the Beast mobile game.

A press release boasts that the tour will visit some cities the band hasn’t played in quite a while: “The tour will cover a total of 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada, including Portland, Oregon where they haven’t played since 1987 on the Somewhere In Time Tour, Hartford, Connecticut where they last played in 2005, and many other places not visited since the Maiden England 2012/13 Tour.”

Explains Bruce Dickinson:

“We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there! We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during ‘Aces High,’ tons of pyro, a giant Icarus,  muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”

And Steve Harris, naturally:

“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘Sign Of The Cross’and‘The Clansman’with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper,’ ‘2 Minutes To Midnight,’ ‘The Number Of The Beast,’ ‘Fear Of The Dark,’ ‘Run To The Hills,’ ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”

Sounds like a whole lot of fun! Pro tip: never miss a Maiden show. I certainly won’t! See you in Brooklyn.

The Raven Age will open all dates, with Fozzy appearing at the Banc of California stadium show in Los Angeles.

Dates:

JUL 18 SUNRISE, FL BB&T CENTER
JUL 20 ATLANTA, GA CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATER AT LAKEWOOD
JUL 22 CHARLOTTE, NC PNC MUSIC PAVILION
JUL 24 BRISTOW, VA JIFFY LUBE LIVE
JUL 26 BROOKLYN, NY+ BARCLAYS CENTER+
JUL 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA* WELLS FARGO CENTER*
AUG 01 BOSTON, MA XFINITY CENTER
AUG 03 HARTFORD, CT XFINITY THEATRE
AUG 05 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
AUG 07 QUEBEC CITY, QC VIDEOTRON CENTRE
AUG 09 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 10 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 13 BUFFALO, NY KEYBANK CENTER
AUG 15 CINCINNATI, OH RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
AUG 17 PITTSBURGH, PA PPG PAINTS ARENA
AUG 19 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA
AUG 22 TINLEY PARK, IL HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE
AUG 24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER
AUG 26 ST.PAUL, MN* XCEL ENERGY CENTER*
AUG 28 WINNIPEG, MB BELL MTS PLACE
AUG 30 EDMONTON, AB ROGERS PLACE
AUG 31 CALGARY, AB SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME
SEP 03 VANCOUVER, BC PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA
SEP 05 TACOMA, WA TACOMA DOME
SEP 06 PORTLAND, OR MODA CENTER
SEP 09 SACRAMENTO, CA GOLDEN 1 CENTER
SEP 10 OAKLAND, CA ORACLE ARENA
SEP 13 LAS VEGAS, NV MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
SEP 14 LOS ANGELES, CA BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM
SEP 17 PHOENIX, AZ* TALKING STICK RESORT ARENA*
SEP 19 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
SEP 21 DALLAS, TX DOS EQUIS PAVILION
SEP 22 HOUSTON, TX THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
SEP 25 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER

*on sale starting 12pm local time
+on sale starting Mon, Nov 19 at 10am local time

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