British heavy metal legends Iron Maiden have revealed that their European ‘Legacy Of The Beast Tour,’ which was set for this summer, will now take place in 2022 due to the ongoing pandemic.
The band write, “We regret to announce that the 2021 June & July dates on the Legacy Of The Beast Tour have been postponed due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic restrictions on global live events and travel. The Legacy Of The Beast European Tour will now take place in the Summer of 2022 on the dates below. All tickets remain valid.”
Here are the new dates for 2022:
June 04 Finland Hyvinkää Rockfest
June 11 UK Donington Download Festival
June 13 N.Ire Belfast Ormeau Park Belsonic Festival (On-sale Friday)
June 16 Belgium, Dessel Graspop Metal Meeting
June 18 Denmark, Copenhagen, Copenhell
June 20 Czech Republic Prague Sinobo Stadium
June 23 Norway Oslo Tons Of Rock
June 26 France Paris La Defense Arena
June 27 Netherlands Arnhem Gelredome (On-sale Friday)
June 30 Switzerland Zurich Hallenstadion (On-sale 23rd April)
July 02 Germany Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
July 04 Germany Berlin Waldbühne
July 07 Italy Bologna Sonic Park
July 09 Germany Stuttgart Cannstatter Wasen
July 10 Austria Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open-Air
July 20 Germany Bremen Bürgerweide
July 22 Sweden Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
July 24 Poland Warsaw PGE Narodowy
July 26 Germany Frankfurt Deutsche Bank Park (On-sale 23rd April)
July 29 Spain Barcelona Olympic Stadium
July 31 Portugal Lisbon Estadio Nacional
Here’s more detailed info from today’s announcement:
-The Stuttgart 2022 show will now take place at the Cannstatter Wasen, not the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which is not available due to stadium reconstruction works. Tickets remain valid and ticket-holders will be notified by the local promoter/ticketing agency in due course.
-The Swiss show has reverted to Zurich Hallenstadion as was originally planned for 2020, as this venue is now available again for 2022. Therefore, there will be no rescheduled show for Basel St Jakobshalle (which never went onsale this year).
The postponement of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour does however bring the good news that Maiden can now return to headlining the European festival dates initially planned for 2020 which were cancelled due to the pandemic. This includes Graspop in Belgium so therefore the own-show date in Antwerp (which had also not gone onsale) will no longer take place.
Furthermore, we are in the process of finalising a further couple of own-shows in other European territories and will update you about those as soon as they are confirmed.
Manager Rod Smallwood states; “Naturally the band are hugely disappointed, a second summer without touring, especially with this very special Legacy show, is very hard to take. They send their best wishes to you all, knowing full well you fans will feel the same. As we all know, realistically there is no alternative so we will all make the best of it and spend the time preparing for a very memorable and even more spectacular Legacy tour next year, we promise! Until then keep safe and keep smart.”
Maiden add, “The Zurich and Frankfurt shows will have exclusive Iron Maiden Fan Club pre-sales next week. Confirmed supports for all own-shows can be found on the Tour information page at IronMaiden.com. Where possible these will remain the same as announced for this year.”
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