Iron Maiden announce new European dates for The Book Of Souls World Tour

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Iron Maiden have extended their The Book Of Souls World Tour with the announcement of a raft of new European arena dates.

Beginning in Antwerp on the 22nd of April, 2017, ‘Maiden will play a total of 16 new shows across Belgium, Germany, the UK and Ireland.

Maiden founder member and bass player Steve Harris says:

“As it’s been so long since our last full UK arena tour, we really wanted to get to our fans in as many cities as possible. We’re really looking forward to it, especially visiting places we haven’t been to for a very long time like Leeds where we haven’t played since 2005 and Liverpool where we haven’t played since 1990.

“The whole band is really enjoying this tour and although we love playing festivals and stadiums, it is terrific to return to the intimacy and atmosphere of arenas,” he continues. “The songs from The Book Of Souls album and the new Maya-themed Eddies and stage sets have gone down really well and fan reaction has been amazing. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, which we will continue to do.”

Iron Maiden will play:

Apr 22: Belgium, Antwerp, Sportpaleis
Apr 24: Germany, Oberhausen, König-Pilsener-Arena
Apr 28: Germany, Frankfurt, Festhalle
May 02: Germany, Hamburg, Barclaycard Arena
May 04: England, Nottingham, Motorpoint Arena
May 06: Ireland, Dublin, 3arena
May 08: England, Manchester, Arena
May 10: England, Sheffield, Arena
May 11: England, Leeds, First Direct Arena
May 14: England, Newcastle, Metro Radio Arena
May 16: Scotland, Glasgow SSE Hydro Arena
May 17: Scotland, Aberdeen, AECC GE Oil & Gas Arena
May 20: England, Liverpool, Echo Arena
May 21: England, Birmingham, Barclaycard Arena
May 24: Wales, Cardiff, Motorpoint Arena
May 27: England, London, O2 Arena

Special Guests for all shows will be American arena headliners Shinedown. Shinedown’s Zach Myers comments: “Iron Maiden are the kings of metal and one of the greatest live bands of all time. It’s an honour to be touring with them in Europe and in their home country and to play in front of their fans. We can’t wait to see you in 2017!!!”

Tickets are on-sale from 9am on Friday 30th September via www.livenation.co.uk priced at £57.50 / £49.50 / £46 regionally and £57.50 / £50 / £48 for London. There will be an exclusive pre-sale for Iron Maiden Fan Club members, details of which can be found on www.ironmaiden.com.

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Iron Maiden to live stream final show of The Book Of Souls World Tour from Wacken Open Air Festival

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Iron Maiden are set to play the final show of The Book Of Souls World Tour on the 4th of August at Wacken Open Air Festival and are going to be live-streaming the whole show.

ARTE Concert will feature the entire iconic performance via Livestream, promising lavish camera attention and access from anywhere in the world.

Iron Maiden Manager Rod Smallwood says: “We decided to finish the tour at Wacken as it is the ideal way to end this magical tour playing to 80,000 core metal fans at this legendary Metal festival. Everywhere we’ve played the fans have been amazing and the reaction to the new songs and stage show has been phenomenal. The band has loved every minute on stage.

“So when Wacken and ARTE asked us to consider a live stream of our performance there we jumped at the chance to give our fans an end of tour gift. Streaming this final show live globally allows us to thank the many fans we played to so far, and, for those who couldn’t get to see us this time round, a chance to see just how spectacular the live concert is and what they missed!”

Say Holger Hübner and Thomas Jensen of ICS and Wacken in a joint statement: “We are incredibly happy to be able to give all these Iron Maiden and Wacken Open Air fans, worldwide, this highlight at the close of the spectacular ‘Book of Souls’ Tour.

“Heavy Metal fans are the best fans in the world, and Iron Maiden fans are unparalleled. It is so brilliant that everybody who could not get a ticket for the W:O:A will be able to enjoy this ‘Night To Remember’.”

Iron Maiden’s The Book of Souls World Tour has been on the road since late February, playing to over 1.5 million fans with 72 shows in 36 counties and six continents.

Iron Maiden at Wacken Open Air with The Book Of Souls World Tour is on Thursday, 4th August, from 9.30 pm CET. You can watch exclusive and worldwide on Livestream at http://concert.arte.tv/de/wacken and http://www.wacken.com.

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