Iron Maiden have announced a major live tour across the UK, Ireland and Europe for 2023.
Kicking off on June 13, the band’s tour will include a live performance at Dublin’s 3Arena on June 24.
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Along with Dublin, Iron Maiden will also take to the stage in Leeds, Manchester, Birmingham, Nottingham, London and Glasgow.
See the list of dates below.
13 – Krakow, Poland, Tauron Arena
19 – Zurich, Switzerland, Hallenstadion
24 – Dublin, Ireland, 3 Arena
26 – Glasgow, Scotland, OVO Hydro
28 – Leeds, UK, First Direct Arena
30 – Manchester, UK, AO Arena
3 – Nottingham, UK, Motorpoint Arena
4 – Birmingham, UK, Utilita Arena
7 – London, UK, O2 Arena
11 – Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Ziggo Dome
13 – Antwerp, Belgium, Sportpaleis
15 – Milan, Italy, The Return of the Gods Festival
The tour will also feature previously unperformed tracks from their recent album ‘Senjutsu’, along with tracks from their 1986 record ‘Somewhere In Time’, as well as other fans favourites.
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13 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POL
19 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWI
24 3Arena, Dublin, IRE
26 Ovo Hydro, Glasgow, SCO
28 First Direct Arena, Leeds, ENG
30 AO Arena, Manchester, ENG pic.twitter.com/bIZIeM9mQH
— Iron Maiden (@IronMaiden) October 6, 2022
Iron Maiden Release Statement
Confirming this news, Iron Maiden’s Steve Harris released this statement.
“Following the release of our latest album, ‘Senjutsu’, we updated the current ‘Legacy of the Beast Tour’ a little by opening the show with the first 3 songs from it, with the Japanese Palace stage set. As it doesn’t make a lot of sense to repeat this for a ‘Senjutsu’ album tour, we thought about other options and we’ve decided to revisit ‘Somewhere In Time’ as that tour didn’t feature in the various retrospective history tours we’ve played over the years”, he said.
“They were based on our 80’s concert videos and sadly we did not film that tour (blame the manager!!). We have had lots of requests from fans over the years for many tracks on it so we are now going to play them, plus of course a few others we know you will like! It will also be particularly satisfying to finally get to play some of the more epic tracks on ‘Senjutsu’, it’s been a long wait! 2023 is going to be an exciting time and we’re really looking forward to seeing everyone again in the UK, Ireland and around Europe”.
Iron Maiden’s manager Rob Smallwood also added this.
“This combination of the two albums we feel is very exciting. We know fans want to hear those epic cuts on ‘Senjutsu’ for the first time live and we think that by combining it with an iconic album like ‘Somewhere In Time’ it will make for another really special tour for fans old and new!”, he said.
“Of course, for a new album tour in Europe and the UK we will go back largely to the relative intimacy of arenas and we know fans will be very happy about that too!”.