Iron Maiden announce return to North America in 2019

Iron Maiden live in 2018 [via]

Heavy metal masters Iron Maiden will import their ‘Legacy of the Beast Tour’ to North America come next year, playing a slew of arenas and amphitheaters from July though September. The Raven Age will provide support on the run. Also, Fozzy will open the LA show.

Here’s a statement from Maiden leadman 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!

Bassist Steve Harris adds:

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!

New York stops on the run include Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on July 26 [TIX], and Buffalo’s KeyBank Center on August 13 [TIX]. East coast fans can also catch the run in Philly, Boston, Hartford, and more. All dates can be viewed below.

‘Legacy of the Beast Tour’ kicked off earlier this year in Europe to numerous sold out shows.

The band’s latest LP release, The Book of Souls, came out in 2015 via Parlophone.

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July 2019:
18 – Sunrise, FL, USA – BB&T Center
20 – Atlanta, GA, USA – Cellairis Amphitheatre at Lakewood
22 – Charlotte, NC, USA – PNC Music Pavilion
24 – Washington DC, USA – Jiffy Lube Live
26 – Brooklyn, NY, USA – Barclays Center
30 – Philadelphia, PA, USA – Wells Fargo Center

August 2019:
01 -Boston, MA, USA – Xfinity Center
03 – Hartford, CT, USA – Xfinity Theatre
05 – Montreal, QC, CANADA – Bell Centre
07 – Quebec, QC, CANADA – Videotron Centre
09 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
10 – Toronto, ON, CANADA – Budweiser Stage
13 – Buffalo, NY, USA – KeyBank Center
15 – Cincinnati, OH, USA – Riverbend Music Center
17 – Pittsburgh, PA, USA – PPG Paints Arena
19 – Nashville, TN, USA – Bridgestone Arena
22 – Chicago, IL, USA – Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
24 – Indianapolis, IN, USA – Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
26 – St Paul, MN, USA – Xcel Energy Center
28 – Winnipeg, MB, CANADA – Bell MTS Place
30 – Edmonton, AB, CANADA – Rogers Place
31 – Calgary, AB, CANADA – Scotiabank Saddledome

September 2019:
03 – Vancouver, BC, CANADA – Pepsi Live at Rogers Arena
05 – Tacoma, WA, USA – Tacoma Dome
06 – Portland, OR, USA – Moda Center
09 – Sacramento, CA, USA – Golden 1 Center
10 – Oakland, CA, USA – Oracle Arena
13 – Las Vegas, NV, USA – MGM Grand Garden Arena
14 – Los Angeles, CA, USA – Banc of California Stadium
17 – Phoenix, AZ, USA – Talking Stick Resort Arena
19 – Albuquerque, NM, USA – Isleta Amphitheater
21 – Dallas, TX, USA – Dos Equis Pavilion
22 – Houston, TX, USA – The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
25 – San Antonio, TX, USA – AT&T Center
29 – Mexico City, MEXICO – Sports Palace

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