TOUR NEWS: Iron Maiden to relive the ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ Print
Monday, 13 November 2017 13:04

Iron Maiden have just confirmed six UK dates as part of next year’s ‘Legacy Of The Beast’ tour.

 

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They will play:

 

Tuesday 31 July – Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Metro Radio Arena

Thursday 2 August – Belfast, SSE Arena

Saturday 4 August – Aberdeen, Exhibition and Conference Centre

Monday 6 August – Manchester, Arena

Tuesday 7 August – Birmingham, Genting Arena

Friday 10 August – London, O2 Arena

 

Support on all dates will come from Killswitch Engage.

 

The concept for the ‘Legacy Of The Beast World Tour’ was inspired by Maiden’s mobile game and comic book of the same name and the stage set design will feature a number of different but interlocking “worlds”, with a set list covering a large selection of Eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

 

Maiden manager Rod Smallwood explains further:

 

“As our fans know, we’ve been following a particular touring cycle ever since Bruce and Adrian re-joined Maiden at the start of the millennium, alternating new album tours with “History/Hits” tours. We enjoy working this way for many reasons, not least because it gives the band a chance to play both new material and the older favourites which we know fans like to hear. It keeps things fresh, not just for the fans but for the band too.

 

“For this History/Hits tour we decided to base the theme around the Legacy Of The Beast name, which suits our purposes perfectly by giving us scope to get creative and have some fun, especially with Eddie! I don’t want to give too much away at the moment but we’re working on a number of different stage sets, all in keeping with the Maiden tradition and we hope to give our fans a fantastic experience when they come to see this very special show.”

 

Tickets for all dates go on sale from all usual outlets at 9am on Friday 24 November.