Well, I can't say it better than the official press release, so here it is:
IRON MAIDEN CONFIRMS RETURN TO NORTH AMERICA IN 2019 ON THE BACK OF SOLD OUT EUROPEAN TOUR.
Get Ready To See Maiden Deliver Their Biggest Production Ever.
Tickets On Sale To General Public Starting Friday, November 16.
Rave reviews across Europe hail it as the Must-See show of the summer.
LOS ANGELES, CA – November 9, 2018 – IRON MAIDEN will bring the Legacy Of The Beast Tour to North America in 2019 for an extensive series of arena and amphitheater shows produced by Live Nation, including a first ever headline appearance at the Banc of California Stadium in LA. The tour will cover a total of 33 cities right across the U.S.A. and Canada, including Portland,
Oregon where they haven’t played since 1987 on the Somewhere In Time Tour, Hartford, Connecticut where they last played in 2005, and many other places not visited since the Maiden England 2012/13 Tour. The full list of dates is below.
Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, November 16th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. As always, there will be an exclusive pre-sale for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members. Go to www.ironmaiden.com for all ticketing details.
The band’s triumphant first leg of the Legacy Of The Beast Tour opened in Europe earlier this year to outstanding critical acclaim, not just by the 750,000+ fans who came to see the show but right across national press and rock media, including The Times (UK) newspaper calling it “..an extraordinary show filled with world class theatrics…a masterclass in performance and staging.”
Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson comments,
“We’re excited to return to North America and share the Legacy Of The Beast Tour with all our friends there! We’re immensely proud of this show and we’ve had great reactions from the many fans who came to see us in Europe earlier this year. The production is based on our mobile game THE LEGACY OF THE BEAST which basically takes various incarnations of Eddie into many different Maiden Worlds. This inspired us to put together a stage show to take our fans through different Worlds and experiences set to appropriate songs. It is not that easy designing different Worlds on stage and we put a huge amount of work into this to make it work and the end result we feel is our most spectacular and certainly the most complex show to date. We’ve got all kinds of crazy things going on, including a replica Spitfire plane dominating the stage during ‘Aces High,’ tons of pyro, a giant Icarus, muskets, claymores and some truly marvellous flame-throwers which I have a hell of a lot of fun with, as you will see! And of course we have Eddie, as you’ve never seen him before, and absolutely loads of other surprises. I’ve had the time of my life playing with all these magnificent props on stage, it’s been fantastic, we can’t wait to bring this show to you!”
Steve Harris, bassist and founder member adds,
“We gave a lot of thought to the set list for this Tour as the songs needed to follow the narrative of the changing worlds of the stage show. We feel we ended up with a very strong and well balanced set mixing songs we haven’t played in many years like ‘Flight Of Icarus,’ ‘Sign Of The Cross’ and ‘The Clansman’ with songs we know the fans want to hear like ‘The Trooper,’ ‘2 Minutes To Midnight,’ ‘The Number Of The Beast,’ ‘Fear Of The Dark,’ ‘Run To The Hills,’ ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name’ and others, reflecting the journey through the different themes of the show. The whole band is really enjoying this tour and we are really looking forward to seeing everybody again!”
The Legacy Of The Beast Tour production and set list is inspired by Maiden’s free to play mobile game of the same name which is available on iOS and Android platforms at www.ironmaiden.com/play.
IRON MAIDEN LEGACY OF THE BEAST 2019 NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES:
JUL 18 SUNRISE, FL BB&T CENTER
JUL 20 ATLANTA, GA CELLAIRIS AMPHITHEATER AT LAKEWOOD
JUL 22 CHARLOTTE, NC PNC MUSIC PAVILION
JUL 24 BRISTOW, VA JIFFY LUBE LIVE
JUL 26 BROOKLYN, NY+ BARCLAYS CENTER+
JUL 30 PHILADELPHIA, PA* WELLS FARGO CENTER*
AUG 01 BOSTON, MA XFINITY CENTER
AUG 03 HARTFORD, CT XFINITY THEATRE
AUG 05 MONTREAL, QC BELL CENTRE
AUG 07 QUEBEC CITY, QC VIDEOTRON CENTRE
AUG 09 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 10 TORONTO, ON BUDWEISER STAGE
AUG 13 BUFFALO, NY KEYBANK CENTER
AUG 15 CINCINNATI, OH RIVERBEND MUSIC CENTER
AUG 17 PITTSBURGH, PA PPG PAINTS ARENA
AUG 19 NASHVILLE, TN BRIDGESTONE ARENA
AUG 22 TINLEY PARK, IL HOLLYWOOD CASINO AMPHITHEATRE
AUG 24 INDIANAPOLIS, IN RUOFF HOME MORTGAGE MUSIC CENTER
AUG 26 ST.PAUL, MN* XCEL ENERGY CENTER*
AUG 28 WINNIPEG, MB BELL MTS PLACE
AUG 30 EDMONTON, AB ROGERS PLACE
AUG 31 CALGARY, AB SCOTIABANK SADDLEDOME
SEP 03 VANCOUVER, BC PEPSI LIVE AT ROGERS ARENA
SEP 05 TACOMA, WA TACOMA DOME
SEP 06 PORTLAND, OR MODA CENTER
SEP 09 SACRAMENTO, CA GOLDEN 1 CENTER
SEP 10 OAKLAND, CA ORACLE ARENA
SEP 13 LAS VEGAS, NV MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA
SEP 14 LOS ANGELES, CA BANC OF CALIFORNIA STADIUM
SEP 17 PHOENIX, AZ* TALKING STICK ARENA*
SEP 19 ALBUQUERQUE, NM ISLETA AMPHITHEATER
SEP 21 DALLAS, TX DOS EQUIS PAVILION
SEP 22 HOUSTON, TX THE CYNTHIA WOODS MITCHELL PAVILION
SEP 25 SAN ANTONIO, TX AT&T CENTER
*on sale starting 12pm local time
+on sale starting Mon, Nov 19 at 10am local time
No further cities will be added to this touring schedule.
For the 2019 shows, IRON MAIDEN will, in conjunction with the Promoters, be implementing a partial digital ticketing system in as many venues as possible. This technology, being used by the NFL amongst others, is a progression of the paperless system that Maiden have been successfully using since 2010 and has worked well in lessening ticket scalping and the drain of prime tickets into the Secondary market.
Fans in the USA and Canada will once again be able to enjoy a Trooper VIP Upgrade package allowing early access to the venue, a pile of TROOPER goodies, TROOPER beers, food and a designated area to meet with other fans, plus the opportunity to win some great prizes. Packages will be available from www.ironmaiden.com priced at US $220 ($290 CAD for Canadian shows), with a 10% discount for IRON MAIDEN fanclub members.
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