Iron Maiden Announce UK And European Tour Dates
Iron Maiden have announced the first UK, Ireland and European dates of The Future Past Tour for 2023.
The metal pioneers will begin their six-date UK run of shows in Glasgow (26 June), before gigs in Leeds, Manchester, Nottingham and Birmingham, and a final UK show at London’s O2 on 7 July.
Maiden have also announced five European shows, starting in Krakow, Poland on 13 June, with shows in Dublin, Zurich, Amsterdam, Antwerp and Milan.
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Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris said in a 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 three 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.
“They were based on our 80s 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.”
The band’s manager, Rod Smallwood, added: ““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!
“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!”
Iron Maiden tour dates UK & Europe 2023
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