Iron Maiden 1st time in countries + the states (of America)

In Which U.S. state(s) have you seen Iron Maiden?

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  • Arkansas

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  • Connecticut

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  • Rhode Island

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  • Total voters
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Forostar

Ancient Mariner
This countries overview was made by @lira and posted on Iron Maiden Pub facebook group:

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The 1st MAIDEN show in...

England: 01/05/1976 - St. Nicholas Church Hall, Poplar (London)

Wales: 19/08/1979 - Newbridge Memorial Club, Newbridge
Scotland: 01/11/1979 - Ruffles, Aberdeen

Belgium: 05/04/1980 - Wheel Pop Festival, Kortrijk
Finland: 19/07/1980 - Ishallen, Helsinki
Italy: 29/08/1980 - Castle St. Angelo, Rome
Germany: 11/09/1980 - Messehalle, Nuremberg
France: 23/09/1980 - Parc des Expositions, Avignon
Switzerland: 28/09/1980 - Sankt Jacobshalle, Basle
Netherlands: 05/10/1980 - Groenoordhal, Leiden
Sweden: 09/10/1980 - Eriksdalshallen, Stockholm
Denmark: 11/10/1980 - Brondbyhallen, Copenhagen
Norway: 13/10/1980 - Drammenshallen, Drammen

Japan: 21/05/1981 - Kosei Nenkin Hall, Tokyo
U.S.A.: 03/06/1981 - Aladdin Hotel, Las Vegas
Canada: 19/06/1981 - Concert Hall, Toronto
Yugoslavia: 06/09/1981 - Hippodrome, Belgrade

Spain: 02/04/1982 - Palacio de Municipal, Barcelona
Australia: 07/11/1982 - Capitol Theatre, Sydney

Luxembourg: 10/06/1983 - Hall Polyvalent, Shifflange

Poland: 09/08/1984 - Torwar Sports Hall, Warsaw
Austria: 16/08/1984 - Aichfeldhall Sportzentrum, Zeltweg
Hungary: 17/08/1984 - Sports Hall, Budapeste
Portugal: 31/08/1984 - Pavilhão Infante, Porto

Brasil: 11/01/1985 - Rock In Rio Festival, Rio de Janeiro

Greece: 13/09/1988 - AEK Stadium, Athens

Ireland: 23/09/1990 - The Point, Dublin
Northern Ireland: 24/09/1990 - King's Hall, Belfast

Iceland: 05/06/1992 - Laugadallshollin, Reykjavik
Argentina: 25/07/1992 - Ferro Carril Oeste Stadium, Buenos Aires
Uruguay: 28/07/1992 - Estacion General Artigas, Montevideo
Puerto Rico: 26/09/1992 - Estadio Juan Ramon, San Juan
Mexico: 01/10/1992 - Sports Palace, Mexico City
Venezuela: 09/10/1992 - Poliedro, Caracas
New Zealand: 20/10/1992 - Logan Campbell Centre, Auckland

Czech Republic: 05/04/1993 - Ostrava, Vitkovice
Slovakia: 06/04/1993 - Zimny Stadion, Bratislava
Russia: 02/06/1993 - Olympic Hall, Moscow

Israel: 28/09/1995 - Sing Sing, Jerusalem
South Africa: 05/10/1995 - Standard Bank Arena, Johannesburg
Bulgaria: 16/10/1995 - Hristo Botev Hall, Sofia
Romania: 17/10/1995 - Polyvalent Hall, Bucharest

Slovenia: 21/01/1996 - Dvorana Tivoli, Ljubljana
Chile: 29/08/1996 - Teatro Monumental, Santiago

Malta: 30/05/1998 - Open Air, Ta' Qali
Turkey: 07/09/1998 - Cemil Topozlu Acikhava, Istanbul

Estonia: 02/07/2000 - Song Festival Grounds, Tallin

Croatia: 17/06/2003 - Stadium Radnik, Zagreb

United Arab Emirates: 09/03/2007 - Desert Rock Festival, Dubai
Serbia: 14/03/2007 - Belgrade Fair Hall 1, Belgrade
India: 17/03/2007 - Fair Indoor Arena Hall, Bangalore

Costa Rica: 26/02/2008 - Estadio Ricardo Saprissa, San José
Colombia: 28/02/2008 - Simón Bolivar Park, Bogotá

Ecuador: 10/03/2009 - Estadio Aucas, Quito
Peru: 26/03/2009 - Estadio Nacional, Lima

Singapore: 15/02/2011 - Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore
Indonesia : 17/02/2011 - Carnival Beach Ancol, Jakarta
South Korea: 10/03/2011 - Olympic Gymnastics Arena, Seoul

Paraguay: 29/09/2013 - Jockey Club, Asunción

El Salvador: 08/03/2016 - Estadio Jorge González, San Salvador
China: 24/04/2016 - LeSports Center, Beijing
Lithuania: 23/06/2016 - Zalgiris Arena, Kaunas

(62 countries)
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1981. Iron Maiden set foot on the ground in the Land of the Free, for the first time. As we know, 35 years have passed by and our favourite band still hits the U.S.
I made an overview of all the states Maiden have visited in chronological order. For the first time that is. Every time when a state is listed, it means that Maiden made their debut out there. Naturally, I am not listing all concerts, that's been done before. This is just a little filter, focusing on state and chronology.

Most states were covered for the first time in 1981 and 1982. Afterwards, "only" 8 more were done.

Maiden have played in 44 U.S. states. That automatically means, they have never played in 6. Which are these? Find out below! And fill in the poll, if you've ever been to (a) Maiden concert(s) in the States!

Iron Maiden: US states in visiting order:

01: 03 June 1981 Alladin Hotel Las Vegas Nevada
02: 04 June 1981 Memorial Coliseum Phoenix Arizona
03: 05 June 1981 County Museum El Paso Texas
04: 14 June 1981 Harpo's Detroit Michigan
05: 22 June 1981 Rock Stage Milwaukee Wisconsin
06: 26 June 1981 Point East Lynwood Illinois
07: 27 June 1981 Agora Theater Cleveland Ohio
08: 28 June 1981 Capitol Center Largo Maryland
09: 01 July 1981 Convention Hall Ashbury Park New Jersey
10: 03 July 1981 Scope Norfolk Virginia
11: 04 July 1981 Stanley Theater Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
12: 07 July 1981 Civic Center Myrtle Beach South Carolina
13: 09 July 1981 Fox Theater Atlanta Georgia
14: 10 July 1981 Freedom Hall Johnson City Tennessee
15: 16 July 1981 Shea's Theater Buffalo New York
16: 25 July 1981 Coliseum New Haven Connecticut
17: 28 July 1981 Orpheum Theater Boston Massachusetts
18: 01 August 1981 Swing Auditorium San Bernadino California
19: 16 May 1982 Coliseum Fort Wayne Indiana
20: 21 May 1982 Memorial Auditorium Louisville Kentucky
21: 26 May 1982 Palmer College Alumni Auditorium Davenport Iowa
22: 04 June 1982 Birmingham Alabama
23: 09 June 1982 Tallahassee Florida
24: 15 June 1982 Little Rock Arkansas
25: 16 June 1982 Tulsa Oklahoma
26: 18 June 1982 Shreveport Louisiana
27: 09 July 1982 Saint Louis Missouri
28: 14 July 1982 Salt Lake City Utah
29: 16 July 1982 Hele Pavillion Seattle Washington
30: 28 July 1982 Fargo North Dakota
31: 30 July 1982 Minneapolis Minnesota
32: 07 September 1982 Boise Idaho
33: 11 September 1982 Portland Oregon
34: 16 September 1982 Lincoln Nebraska
35: 06 October 1982 Civic Center Portland Maine
36: 07 October 1982 Civic Center Providence Rhode Island
37: 21 June 1983 Events Center Casper Wyoming
38: 13 July 1983 Tingley Coliseum Albuquerque New Mexico
39: 14 July 1983 McNichols Arena Denver Colorado
40: 10 October 1983 Civic Center Charleston West Virginia
41: 20 October 1983 Coliseum Charlotte North Carolina
42: 24 February 1985 Coast Coliseum Biloxi Mississippi
43: 31 March 1985 NBC Arena Honolulu Hawaii
44: 04 February 1987 Civic Center Wichita Kansas


Never performed in:
Alaska (attempted for Brave New World Tour: Sullivan Arena, Anchorage, 18 September 2000: cancelled)

Delaware
Montana
New Hampshire

South Dakota (attempted for No Prayer on the Road Tour: Arena, Sioux Falls, 28 February 1991: cancelled)
Vermont
 
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bearfan

Ancient Mariner
3 for me, California, Texas, and Nevada

Edit: actually 4, forgot Illinois .. duh.
 
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Donner

Ancient Mariner
8 states for me - Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania, New York, New Jersey, Ohio, North Carolina, and Nevada.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Only Washington and Nevada.
Seattle 2012
Vegas 2013
Vegas 2016

And soon Tacoma 2016!!!!

Also saw them in Canada..

Edit: I can't believe they actually played in Idaho. Wow.
 

Mosh

Winner of the 2020 Dumbest Comment Ever Award
Staff member
Colorado and Nevada. Tried seeing them in California a couple times but it never worked out.
 

Travis The Dragon

"Can you see them riding. Riding next to you!"
I've seen them twice here in Minnesota. They were in 1992 and 2000. Sadly, they haven't been back since.
 

Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
Maiden have played in 44 U.S. states. That automatically means, they have never played in 6. Which are these? Find out below! And fill in the poll, if you've ever been to (a) Maiden concert(s) in the States!

On a somewhat related note, there was one tour Metallica did in the 80's during which they realised they had covered 49 out of 50 states, and only a New England state was missing - Delaware or New Hampshire, I think. When they saw that, they added a date there just for the sake of it, even though they had to go for a tiny venue.
 

Forostar

Ancient Mariner
All in that same tour? Wow. I like such trivia!

Who knows Rod might have attempted to reach Alaska and South Dakota as well because Maiden hadn't been there yet.

I wonder why Montana was never done. This is probably due to my lack of knowledge of these states. Also: this:
Edit: I can't believe they actually played in Idaho. Wow.
Are these states generally seen as in the middle of nowhere areas?
 

LooseCannon

Enterprise-class aircraft carrier
Staff member
Are these states generally seen as in the middle of nowhere areas?
Yes. Basically, a state's likelyhood to be visited by a band like Iron Maiden is proportional to how often you hear about them in pop culture. California, NY, Florida? All the time. Texas, Nevada? Most of the time.

When was the last time you saw a tv show set in Idaho?
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
^this
The only thing that Idaho has is potatoes and the Pacific Northwests largest theme park. Everything else is farmland. So I'm really surprised Maiden played there.

And my guess for why Montana was never done is because there is no Metal scene. The city of Billings is big enough but the only people that live there are Upper class old people. No one likes metal there.
 
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Perun

In the labyrinth of eternity
Staff member
And my guess for why Montana was never done is because there is no Metal scene. The city of Billings is big enough but the only people that live there are Upper class old people. No one likes metal there.

Scream for me, Billings!

Nope, can't see that catching on. Then again, "Scream for me, Boise!" doesn't really have a ring to it either.
 

MrKnickerbocker

clap hands
When was the last time you saw a tv show set in Idaho?

It's called The Grinder and it is currently on Fox. :D


The only thing that Idaho has is potatoes and the Pacific Northwests largest theme park. Everything else is farmland. So I'm really surprised Maiden played there.

And my guess for why Montana was never done is because there is no Metal scene. The city of Billings is big enough but the only people that live there are Upper class old people. No one likes metal there.

Collin's on point. These states have little to no metal scene, but they also have far fewer people in general - Idaho has 1.6 million people, Montana just over 1 million people in the whole state! Comparatively, the city of Chicago has upwards of 2.7 million people, New York has 8.4 million, and the greater Los Angeles area has 18.5 million people! Even if the metal scene isn't massive in those places, you're still pretty much guaranteed to sell more tickets.
 

Collin

Chasing Ponce De Leon's Phantoms
Iron Maiden Book of Souls tour 2017!!!

Barrow, AK
Anchorage, AK
Bellingham, WA
Eugene, OR
Boise, ID
Billings, MT
Jackson Hole, WY
Sioux Falls, SD
Naples (either in Italy, or Florida. I'm not really in on the joke)
 
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