Iron Maiden’s ‘Book Of Souls’ Tour Returns

Turns out there are more pages to turn in Iron Maiden’s “Book Of Souls.” The legendary heavy metal band is bringing its tour back to North America in June for a run of arena and amphitheatre gigs.

Last year’s outing opened with a performance at the BB&T Center in Sunrise, Fla. A review from the Sun Sentinel declared, “In Iron Maiden’s first concert in 19 months, singer Bruce Dickinson opened their 2016 world tour with a full-throttle, devil-may-care performance that thrilled a sold-out BB&T Center Wednesday night even as it may have have traumatized the management team in charge of protecting his recovering voice.”

But 14 sold-out performances in the U.S. and Canada in 2016 wasn’t enough to satisfy fans. After playing Belgium, Germany, Ireland and the U.K. this spring, the band will be back in the U.S.A. starting June 3. The first stop is Bristow, Va. 

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RBC Bluesfest, Lebreton Flats Park, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

The band will be showing off plenty of material from its 16th studio album, 2015’s The Book Of Souls. Bassist/keyboardist Steve Harris assures fans that Iron Maiden will also be playing classic fan favorites.

“We are really looking forward to returning to North America for a full tour,” Harris said. “We had always planned to go back there and to the UK as last year, due to the global nature of the tour and the period it took, we just didn’t have time to cover them properly and we do still like to get to fans in as many places as possible!

“So this year we’re able to reach many more cities in America, including a return to places Maiden haven’t played for many, many years like Lincoln Nebraska, Minneapolis, Oklahoma City and Oakland California. We also welcome playing in Brooklyn for the first time.

“We will, of course, be bringing the full production with us including all the Eddies and the Maya-themed stage sets. There’s been a great reaction from everyone to this tour’s theme, people really seem to love it. We’re still deciding on the final set-list and we’ll work that out once we get into rehearsals. Most of our North American fans haven’t seen the show yet so as we want to give them the same Book Of Souls live experience that we took around the world, it’s unlikely we’ll change much. And of course we know our fans appreciate us playing a lot of the older songs too, so we will continue to do that!”

Here’s the routing:

June 3 – Bristow, Va., Jiffy Lube Live
June 4 – Philadelphia, Pa., Wells Fargo Center
June 7 – Newark, N.J., Prudential Center
June 9 – Charlotte, N.C., PN.C. Music Pavilion
June 11 – Tampa, Fla., Amalie Arena
June 13 – Nashville, Tenn., Bridgestone Arena
June 15 – Tinley Park, Ill., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
June 16 – Saint Paul, Minn., Xcel Energy Center
June 19 – Oklahoma City, Okla., Chesapeake Energy Arena
June 21 – Houston, Texas, Toyota Center
June 23 – Dallas, Texas, American Airlines Center
June 24 – San Antonio, Texas, AT&T Center
June 27 – Albuquerque, N.M., Isleta Amphitheater
June 28 – Phoenix, Ariz., Talking Stick Resort Arena
July 1 – San Bernardino, Calif., San Manuel Amphitheater
July 3 – Las Vegas, Nev., T-Mobile Arena
July 5 – Oakland, Calif., Oracle Arena
July 7 – Salt Lake City, Utah, Usana Amphitheatre
July 9 – Lincoln, Neb., Pinnacle Bank Arena
July 11 – Kansas City, Mo., Sprint Center
July 12 – Maryland Heights, Mo., Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
July 15 – Toronto, Ontario, Budweiser Stage
July 16 – Quebec City, Quebec, Centre Vidéotron
July 19 – Mansfield, Mass., Xfinity Center
July 21 – Brooklyn, N.Y., Barclays Center

A fan club presale begins Feb. 24 Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning Jan. 27.

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