Legacy of the Beast 2018 Tour

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Black Wizard

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Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their 16th studio album The Book Of Souls IRON MAIDEN will take to the road again in 2018 with a series of arena and festival shows in Europe on the Legacy Of The Beast World Tour opening in Tallinn, Estonia on May 26 and finishing at the O2 Arena, London on August 10. The full list of dates is below and the tour is expected to continue in 2019.

Legacy Of The Beast 2018 Tour Dates:

May
26 Saku Arena, Tallinn, ESTONIA *
28 Hartwall Arena, Helsinki, FINLAND *

June
01 Tele2 Arena, Stockholm, SWEDEN *
03 Dahls Arena, Trondheim Rocks, NORWAY
05 Royal Arena, Copenhagen, DENMARK *
07 Sweden Rock Festival, Solvesborg, SWEDEN
09 Rockavaria, Königsplatz, Munich, GERMANY
10 Expo Plaza, Hannover, GERMANY *
13 Waldbuhne, Berlin, GERMANY *
16 Firenze Rocks, ITALY
17 Novarock Festival, Nickelsdorf, AUSTRIA
20 Letnany Airport, Prague, CZECH REPUBLIC *
22 Graspop, Dessel, BELGIUM
24 Hellfest, Clisson, FRANCE
26 Geneva Arena, Geneva, SWITZERLAND *
28 Volt Festival, Sopron, HUNGARY
30 Messegelaende, Freiburg, GERMANY *

July
01 Gelredome, Arnhem, HOLLAND *
05 AccorsHotel Arena, Paris, FRANCE
09 San Siro Ippodromo, Milan, ITALY
10 Hallenstadion, Zurich, SWITZERLAND
13 Altice Arena, Lisbon, PORTUGAL
14 Wanda Metropolitano Stadium, Madrid, SPAIN
17 Piazza Dellà Unita D'Italia, Trieste, ITALY
20 Rockwave Festival, Athens, GREECE
22 Hills Of Rock, Plovdiv, BULGARIA
24 Zagreb arena, Zagreb, CROATIA
27 Tauron Arena, Krakow, POLAND
31 Metro Radio Arena, Newcastle, ENGLAND *

August
02 SSE Arena, Belfast, NORTHERN IRELAND *
04 Exhibition & Conference Centre, Aberdeen, SCOTLAND *
06 Manchester Arena, Manchester, ENGLAND *
07 Genting arena, Birmingham, ENGLAND *
10 O2 Arena, London, ENGLAND *

(No further countries will be added to this touring schedule)



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.”



Killswitch Engage will be Maiden’s Special Guest on headline European shows from May 26 to July 1 inclusive, and in the UK from July 31 to Aug 10 inclusive. Guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.

Most shows go on sale Friday 24th November. As always, there will be an exclusive presale for Fan Club members, starting Monday 20th. Full on-sale and pre-sale details will be added shortly.
 

Night Prowler

Customer Deathcycle Manager
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So much for that Sofia meetup :( And no Serbia date :( And no Maiden/Priest tour :( And no more countries added :(
 

Poto

Ancient Mariner
Tempting to do Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm and Trondheim. Sounds very 80's heavy, which is a bit disappointing but expected I guess. Hopefully a few surprises. Should be a cool stage set however.

Only four back-to-back gigs the entire schedule. Altough I'm expecting a second London date to be added.
 

srfc

Ancient Mariner
Belfast is a given, I'll probably do at least one more date, at the moment I'm quite liking the look of Talinn, maybe stay a few days and get the boat over to Helsinki as well

Disappointed that it puts a new album on the very long finger. Maybe there might never be a new album
 

Maturin

Sköldpadda
Tempting to do Tallinn, Helsinki, Stockholm and Trondheim. Sounds very 80's heavy, which is a bit disappointing but expected I guess. Hopefully a few surprises. Should be a cool stage set however.

Only four back-to-back gigs the entire schedule. Altough I'm expecting a second London date to be added.
The artwork have got the Scottish flag (Clansman?) and what seems like a mosquito (Lord of the Flies?) right next to it though. But yes, I expect typical 80's classics. Which, to be honest, is dull.
 

Cosmiceddie

Back From The Edge
...with a set list covering a large selection of Eighties material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.

So another 80's nostalgia trip then. Alright, I'll take a pass on it.
 

Poto

Ancient Mariner
The artwork have got the Scottish flag (Clansman?) and what seems like a mosquito (Lord of the Flies?) right next to it though. But yes, I expect typical 80's classics. Which, to be honest, is dull.
Depending on the songs to be honest. I'm expecting at least two surprises a la Children of the Damned and Powerslave on the last tour.
 

Diplomat

Nomad
Guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.
That could be Priest and Anthrax.

Zagreb and Trieste for me. :nuts:
 

Poto

Ancient Mariner
Trondheim is actually a two-day festival. Volbeat is playing, as well as some other groups. Norwegian band Hellbillies is also playing, I think they have some good songs but it's hilarious that they are doing the same festival as Maiden. That's like.... I don't know.
 

Poto

Ancient Mariner
Guys, don't be so quick in assuming that it will only be the Trooper/NOTB/Two Minutes to Midnight routine. I'm not ruling out that they will dust off some deep cuts, say, Flight of Icarus or Die With Your Boots On.
22 Acacia Avenue. You heard it here first.
 

Srogyy

Ancient Mariner
It's... underwhelming. Legacy of the Beast - never liked the idea of a tour based around a mobile game. Thought it's unlikely but I was wrong. I don't like the art direction of the game so I'm curious if the production of the show will be similar.

"The tour is expected to continue in 2019." This means 2020 for the new album at the earliest... :facepalm:

The "eighties material" part is the most disappointing. Seriously? So much talking about how Maiden is all about here and now and this is the third 80s-centric tour between albums in a row. Oh, well. This is a good opportunity to redeem themselves and play Infinite Dreams this time. :) And debut Alexander. If they won't include like 5 deep cuts, then it's gonna be really dull.
 

Ruflux

Ancient Mariner
Guys, don't be so quick in assuming that it will only be the Trooper/NOTB/Two Minutes to Midnight routine. I'm not ruling out that they will dust off some deep cuts, say, Flight of Icarus or Die With Your Boots On.
22AA, Flight of Icarus and SIASL would probably be a pretty satisfactory score for 80s deep cuts. The problem is, none of those are particularly likely (although 22AA probably has the best shot, with SIASL a distant second) and it seems the "surprises" of the set are angled towards the reunion era stuff. So, probably FTGGOG and a couple of other less common modern era tunes, with the usual 80s classics.

It's not terrible or anything, but it's kind of a boring concept if you ask me.
 

mckindog

Living for Sanctuary from the law
Staff member
So that times perfectly for recording a new album late winter/early spring and releasing it next fall prior to the next leg of the tour?
 

Perun

And the world, unheeding, turns
Staff member
Eh. Knowing them, they would have had to start writing by now for this to happen.
 
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