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IRON MAIDEN: To Play The SSE Arena, Belfast: 2nd August

IRON MAIDEN ft Lauderdale 2010

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 tour includes  The SSE Arena, Belfast on Thursday, August 2nd.

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.

The Belfast show goes on sale Friday 24th November, see below for details. As always, there will be an exclusive presale for Fan Club members, starting Monday 20th.

Tickets on-sale Friday 24th November at 9am

The SSE Arena, Belfast Box Office: Tel. 02890 739074
Book On Line: www.ssearenabelfast.com

 Ticketmaster: In person: From 100 Ticketmaster Outlets Nationwide
By Telephone (24 Hour):   0844 277 44 55 (ROL: 0818 719300)
Book On Line: www.ticketmaster.ie

LEGACY OF THE BEAST 2018 TOUR DATES:

MAY

26TH      SAKU ARENA, TALLINN, ESTONIA

28TH      HARTWALL ARENA, HELSINKI, FINLAND

JUNE

1ST        TELE2 ARENA, STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN

3RD       DAHLS ARENA, TRONDHEIM ROCKS, NORWAY

5TH        ROYAL ARENA, COPENHAGEN, DENMARK

7TH        SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL, SOLVESBORG, SWEDEN

9TH        ROCKARAVIA @ KOENINGSPLATZ, MUNICH, GERMANY

10TH      EXPO PLAZA, HANNOVER, GERMANY

13TH      WALDBUHNE, BERLIN, GERMANY

16TH      FIRENZE ROCKS, ITALY

17TH      NOVAROCK FESTIVAL, NICKELSDORF, AUSTRIA

20TH      LETNANY AIRPORT, PRAGUE, CZECH REPUBLIC

22ND      GRASPOP, DESSEL, BELGIUM

24TH      HELLFEST, CLISSON, FRANCE

26TH      GENEVA ARENA, GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

28TH      VOLT FESTIVAL, SOPRON, HUNGARY

30TH      MESSEGELAENDE, FREIBURG, GERMANY

JULY

1ST        GELREDOME, ARNHEM, HOLLAND

5TH        ACCORSHOTEL ARENA, PARIS, FRANCE

9TH        SAN SIRO IPPODROMO, MILAN, ITALY

10TH      HALLENSTADION, ZURICH, SWITZERLAND

13TH      ALTICE ARENA, LISBON, PORTUGAL

14TH      WANDA METROPOLITANO STADIUM, MADRID, SPAIN

17TH      PIAZZA DELL’UNITA D’ITALIA, TRIESTE, ITALY

20TH      ROCKWAVE FESTIVAL, ATHENS, GREECE

22ND      HILLS OF ROCK, PLOVDIV, BULGARIA

24TH      ZAGREB ARENA, ZAGREB, CROATIA

27TH      TAURON ARENA, KRAKOW, POLAND

31ST      METRO RADIO ARENA, NEWCASTLE, ENGLAND

AUGUST

2ND       SSE ARENA, BELFAST, N.IRELAND

4TH        EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE, ABERDEEN, SCOTLAND

6TH        MANCHESTER ARENA, MANCHESTER, ENGLAND

7TH        GENTING ARENA, BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND

10TH      o2 ARENA, LONDON, ENGLAND

No further countries will be added to this touring schedule.

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