Legacy Of The Beast 2021

matic22

Ancient Mariner
Legacy of the Beast Touring Update 2020/21

I hope you and your loved ones are staying safe and well, wherever you may be, and my continued thanks to you all for bearing with us so patiently.

Due to the continuing health issues Worldwide around Covid-19 we regretfully inform you that Iron Maiden will now not be playing any concerts until June 2021.

However, we are now in a position to give you details of our touring plans in respect to those shows we had hoped to play this year.
Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast tour for June/July 2021 with the exception of Moscow, St Petersburg, Weert and Zurich which unfortunately we have been unable to re-arrange in this period.
To consolidate the tour routing, as you can see, we have added 2 further shows in Arnhem and Antwerp.
We are in the process of inviting back all the Special Guests and supports who were due to play with us this year. Where any band is unable to commit to this due to their own rescheduling situations, we will look at finding other suitable acts of equivalent stature. The majority are already confirmed and can be found on the tour page at IronMaiden.com.
Re-arranging the headline Festival dates has unfortunately not been possible. This is mainly because we already had an extremely busy year lined up for 2021 and, as I’m sure you can imagine, a great deal of forward planning has already gone on and there’s only so much we can do within the timeline and logistics already in place. The band enjoy playing at Festivals so please be assured we will get back to as many of these as we can at another time.
In respect of what should have been the opening leg of the 2020 tour starting on May 1 in Perth, Australia and visiting New Zealand, the Philippines, Japan, Dubai and Israel, we are currently working on a possible return to as many of these countries as we can, in some guise, in the first half of 2022, more news on that will follow at the appropriate time.
The band are all fine and send you guys their best wishes, they are very much looking forward to getting back on stage next year and seeing you all so, please, continue to take care of yourselves and stay SMART.
Rod
The 2021 schedule is:
JUNE 2021
Fri 11 - POL, Warsaw PGE Narodowy
Sun 13 - GER, Bremen Bürgerweide
Tue 15 - CZE, Prague Sinobo Stadium
Wed 16 - AUT, Wiener Neustadt Stadium Open Air
Sat 19 - SPA, Barcelona Olympic Stadium
Mon 21 - POR, Lisbon Estadio Nacional
Thu 24 - ITA, Bologna Sonic Park
Sat 26 - GER, Stuttgart Mercedes-Benz Arena
Sun 27 - BEL, Antwerps Sportpaleis
Wed 30 - GER, Berlin Waldbühne
JULY 2021
Sat 3 - SWE, Gothenburg Ullevi Stadium
Thu 8 - GER, Cologne Rhein-Energie-Stadium
Sat 10 - HOL, Arnhem GelreDome
Sun 11 - FRA, Paris La Defense Arena, Paris
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
It's a pity what happened to Australia/New Zealand/a few other dates, but LOTB for next year was still pretty much confirmed. Given that first half of 2022 and planned busy schedule for next year were mentioned, I believe the 2022 will (finally?) be the new album tour, as the album release might indeed take place in late 2021, or something.

I mean, I doubt they'd drag on LOTB stage show for another round in Europe and North/South America in 2022 anyway. The "return in some guise" indicates that they're working on new dates for the mentioned countries, but for a different tour altogether.

Unfortunate as so many things around the COVID-19 situation indeed are, I'm still glad to be able to see Maiden next year in Gothenburg, and witness quite a decent handful of my favourites played live.

Up the irons!
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
In short. Just dissappointed.

"I think it's really important if you're going to remain a valid band that you play your new stuff because otherwise you become a kind of a parody of what you started out doing. You can't go out and play the greatest hits every time." - Janick Gers 2010

"Firstly, we are very pleased to tell you that we’ve managed to reschedule all our European own-shows on the Legacy Of The Beast tour for June/July 2021" - Rod Smalwood about 4th year of LOTB, 2020
 

matic22

Ancient Mariner
"This is mainly because we already had an extremely busy year lined up for 2021 and, as I’m sure you can imagine, a great deal of forward planning has already gone on and there’s only so much we can do within the timeline and logistics already in place. "

This also means that they were probably planning a 2016-style tour for 2021 with EF1.
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
This also means that they were probably planning a 2016-style tour for 2021 with EF1.
That's what I thought too; which, along with the mention about trying to fit some of the cancelled NZ/AU/etc. dates for first half of 2022 might indicate that the new '16 style EF1 leg is now planned for 2022. Which is kinda obvious, of course, but yeah.
 

Randalf

Ancient Mariner
Do you guys think they will play Alexander The Great next year?
i WoULdN't bE sUrpRIsEd!!

THeY mUSt! THeY'Re nOT gEtTInG aNY yOUngER!

nICKo hAS sAID tHaT hE wAntS tO pLAy iT!

What else? Oh, yeah, do you think they'll drop For the Greater Good of God for Phantom of the Opera? It'll probably go down better, since the crowd reaction for FTGGOG was so poor.

(apologies, everyone, I'm showing very bad taste here)
 
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