British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have announced nearly three dozen shows for next spring and summer as part of their acclaimed "Legacy Of The Beast" tour.
After a six-date run in Australia and New Zealand in May, they will play in Japan and the Philippines, before traveling to Dubai, United Arab Emirates and Tel Aviv, Israel. MAIDEN will then return to Europe for a number of festival appearances and headlining shows in Finland, Germany, United Kingdom, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Poland, Czech Republic, Holland, France, Austria, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson said in a statement: "We've had a fantastic time on the 'Legacy' tour so far, and the reaction everywhere to the stage show and all the crazy props (and Eddie!) I get to play with has been phenomenal. The whole band has been having such fun, we're really excited to bring this production back out on the road next year."
The concept for the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour was inspired by MAIDEN's mobile game and comic book of the same name. The stage set design features a number of different but interlocking "worlds" with a setlist covering a large selection of 1980s material with a handful of surprises from later albums to add diversity.
MAIDEN's current set includes a Spitfire buzzing the stage during the opening number, "Aces High". The plane is a 90-percent-sized replica of an actual Supermarine Spitfire Mk Vb registration number AA 853 from 302 Squadron that saw active duty in 1941.
MAIDEN's 2019 North, South and Central America trek comprised 44 shows in six countries, which, combined with the band's 2018 European dates, means that the group has already taken the "Legacy Of The Beast" show to over one and three quarter of a million fans around the globe.
The first leg of the "Legacy Of The Beast" tour opened in Europe last year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000-plus fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (U.K.) newspaper calling it "an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics… a masterclass in performance and staging."
IRON MAIDEN's 2020 tour dates:
May 01 - Perth, Australia, RAC Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 03 - Adelaide, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 05 - Brisbane, Australia, Entertainment Centre (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 07 - Sydney, Australia, Qudos Bank Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 11 - Melbourne, Australia, Rod Laver Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 13 - Auckland, New Zealand, Spark Arena (w/ KILLSWITCH ENGAGE)
May 16 - Manila, Philippines, Pulp Summer Slam
May 19 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM
May 20 - Tokyo, Japan, Pia Arena MM
May 22 - Osaka, Japan, [venue to be confirmed]
May 27 - Dubai, UAE, Coca-Cola Arena
May 30 - Tel Aviv, Israel, Bloomfield Stadium (w/ ORPHANED LAND)
Jun. 5-7 - Tampere, Finland, Rockfest
Jun. 09 - Bremen, Germany, Buergerweide (w/ DISTURBED & AIRBOURNE)
Jun. 10 - Cologne, Germany, Rhein-Energie-Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jun. 13 - Donington, UK, Download Festival
Jun. 15 - Belfast, UK, Belsonic Festival
Jun. 18 - Dessel, Belgium, Graspop Metal Meeting
Jun. 20 - Copenhagen, Denmark, Copenhell
Jun. 23 - Berlin, Germany, Waldbuehne (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jun. 25 - Oslo, Norway, Tons Of Rock
Jun. 27 - Gothenburg, Sweden, Ullevi Stadium (w/ ALTER BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
Jun. 30 - St Petersburg, Russia, Ice Palace (w/ AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 02 - Moscow, Russia, VTB Arena Dynamo Central Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 05 - Warsaw, Poland, PGE Narodowy (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 07 - Prague, Czech Republic, Sinobo Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 09 - Weert, Holland, Evenemententerrein (w/ Alter BRIDGE & AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 11 - Paris, France, Paris La Defense Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & AVATAR)
Jul. 16 - Wiener, Austria, Neustadt Stadium (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 18 - Stuttgart, Germany, Mercedes-Benz Arena (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 20 - Bologna, Italy, Sonic Park (w/ AIRBOURNE & LORD OF THE LOST)
Jul. 23 - Lisbon, Portugal, Estadio Nacional (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)
Jul. 25 - Barcelona, Spain, Olympic Stadium (w/ WITHIN TEMPTATION & AIRBOURNE)