IRON MAIDEN Announces 2018 'Legacy Of The Beast' European Tour

IRON MAIDEN Announces 2018 'Legacy Of The Beast' European Tour

Following the massively successful global tour of 2016-17 in support of their sixteenth studio album "The Book Of Souls", British heavy metal legends 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.

Tour dates:

May 26 - Tallinn, Estonia @ Saku Arena,Estonia
May 28 - Helsinki, Finland @ Hartwall Arena
Jun. 01 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tele2 Arena
Jun. 03 - Trondheim, Norway @ Rocks Dahls Arena
Jun. 05 - Copenhagen, Denmark @ Royal Arena
Jun. 07 - Sölvesborg, Sweden @ Sweden Rock Festival,
Jun. 09 - Munich, Germany @ Rockavaria, Königsplatz
Jun. 10 - Hannover, Germany @ Expo Plaza
Jun. 13 - Berlin, Germany @ Waldbuhne
Jun. 16 - Florence, Italy @ Firenze Rocks
Jun. 17 - Nickelsdorf, Austria @ Novarock
Jun. 20 - Prague, Czech Republic @ Letnany Airport
Jun. 22 - Dessel, Belgium @ Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 24 - Clisson, France @ Hellfest
Jun. 26 - Geneva, Switzerland @ Arena
Jun. 28 - Sopron, Hungary @ Volt Festival
Jun. 30 - Freiburg, Germany @ Messegelaende
Jul. 01 - Arnhem, Netherlands @ Gelredome
Jul. 05 - Paris, France @ AccorsHotel Arena
Jul. 09 - Milan, Italy @ San Siro Ippodromo
Jul. 10 - Zurich, Switzerland @ Hallenstadion
Jul. 13 - Lisbon, Portugal @ Altice Arena
Jul. 14 - Madrid, Spain @ Wanda Metropolitano Stadium
Jul. 17 - Trieste, Italy @ Piazza Della Unita D'Italia
Jul. 20 - Athens, Greece @ Rockwave
Jul. 22 - Plovdiv, Bulgaria @ Hills Of Rock
Jul. 24 - Zagreb, Croatia @ Arena
Jul. 27 - Krakow, Poland @ Tauron Arena
Jul. 31 - Newcastle, UK @ Radio Arena
Aug. 02 - Belfast, UK @ SSE Arena
Aug. 04 - Aberdeen, UK @ Exhibition & Conference Centre
Aug. 06 - Manchester, UK @ Arena
Aug. 07 - Birmingham, UK @ Genting Arena
Aug. 10 - London, UK @ O2 Arena

The tour is expected to continue in 2019.

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 [Dickinson, vocals] and Adrian [Smith, guitar] rejoined 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 U.K. from July 31 to August 10 inclusive. Guests on other shows are currently being finalized and will be announced soon.

Most shows go on sale Friday, November 24. As always, there will be an exclusive presale for fan club members, starting Monday, November 20.

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